Nonviolence which is a quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
- Bertrand Russell
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
If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.
- Henry David Thoreau
The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.
- Steve Biko
Nothing that is morally wrong can be politically right.
- William E. Gladstone
If we do not change our direction we are likely to end up where we are headed for.
- Chinese Proverb
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
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
If we divide reality into two camps the violent and the nonviolent and stand in one camp while attacking the other, the world will never have peace.
- Thich Nhat Hanh
The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln
I have invented something which...I have been calling "Senesh's Law" -- That if you can't teach it to the second grade it probably isn't true.
- Kenneth Boulding
I do admit that the destructive energy is there, but it is evanescent, always futile before the creative, which is permanent.