Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.
- Thomas Merton
There is no such thing as defeat in non-violence.
- Cesar Chavez
The first essential characteristics of nonviolent action is that it is creative.
- Hildegarde Goss-Mayr
The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain
If we cannot end our differences at least we can make the world safe for diversity.
- John F. Kennedy
In separateness lies the world's great misery; in compassion lies the world's true strength.
- Siddhartha Gautama
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
- Indira Gandhi
You can out-distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you.
- Rwandan Proverb
It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
- Alfred Adler
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming it.
- Helen Keller
What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren't supposed to work if they had families. What were they going to do when the children are grown - watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Science cannot resolve moral conflicts, but it can help to more accurately frame the debates about those conflicts.
- Heinz Pagels
Legitimacy is like the air we breathe; we only notice it when it is not there.
- Kenneth Boulding
Peace we want because there is another war to fight against poverty, disease and ignorance.
- Indira Gandhi
Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.