Nonviolence which is a quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Luciano de Crescenzo
Hatred injures the hater as well as the hated. Love blesses the lover as well as the loved. This is hard economics as well as good common sense.
- Kenneth Boulding
The infusion of a sense of righteousness into the common urge to bash things around has always proved to be a powerful stimulus to action.
- Kenneth Boulding
Peace begins when the hungry are fed.
The first principle of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating.
- Cesar Chavez
I refuse to accept the cynical notion that nation after nation must spiral down a militaristic stairway into the hell of nuclear destruction. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
I'm not really interested in persuading people, I don't want to and I try to make this point obvious. What I'd like to do is to help people persuade themselves.
- Noam Chomsky
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Gandhi once declared that it was his wife who unwittingly taught him the effectiveness of nonviolence. Who better than women should know that battles can be won without resort to physical strength?
- Barbara Deming
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
- Marcus Aurelius
No one is so foolish as to prefer to peace, war, in which, instead of sons burying their fathers, fathers bury their sons.
The people who burned witches at the stake never...thought of their act as violence...[but rather] as an act of divinely mandated righteousness. The same can be said of most of the violence we humans have ever committed.
- Gil Bailie
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
If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.