Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
- Abraham Lincoln
A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it.
- William Ralph Inge
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 very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain
Peace is not the product of a victory or a command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions.
- Oscar Arias
When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more.
- Oscar Wilde
We are convinced that non-violence is more powerful than violence. We are convinced that non-violence supports you if you have a just and moral cause... If you use violence, you have to sell part of yourself for that violence.
- Cesar Chavez
I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: "The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that's fair." In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.
- Bertrand Russell
Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.
- African Proverb
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of humans as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is not safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller
The trouble of half-truths is the other half.
- Kenneth Boulding
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Disappointment, failure, and frustration are the main agents of change. Success is a poor teacher, for it usually only confirms us in what we thought we already knew.
- Kenneth Boulding
Legitimacy is like the air we breathe; we only notice it when it is not there.