Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein
Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein
I expect to pass through this world but once, therefore any good that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not come this way again.
- Stephen Grellett
War stirs in men's hearts the mud of their worst instincts. It puts a premium on violence, nourishes hatred, and gives free rein to cupidity. It crushes the weak, exalts the unworthy, and bolsters tyranny.
- Charles DeGaulle
The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
- George Orwell
Compromise does not mean cowardice.
- John F. Kennedy
I'm not disturbing the peace. I'm disturbing the war.
- Ammon Hennacy
The bomb that fell on Hiroshima fell on America, too.
- Hermann Hagedorn
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
- Bertrand Russell
We declare our right on this earth...to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.
- Malcolm X
Segregation was wrong when it was forced by white people, and I believe it is still wrong when it is requested by black people.
- Coretta Scott King
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The ugliest is that man who thinks nothing is worth fighting and dying for and lets men better and braver than himself protect him.
- John Stuart Mill
The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.