Peace is the work of justice indirectly, in so far as justice removes the obstacles to peace; but it is the work of charity (love) directly, since charity, according to its very notion, causes peace.
- Thomas Aquinas
Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein
We do not inherit the earth from our fathers. We borrow it from our children.
- David Bower
The miracle of the wicked is reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous.
- Winston Churchill
When you give food to the poor, they call you a saint. When you ask why the poor have no food, they call you a communist.
- Helder Camara
There is no time left for anything but to make peace work a dimension of our every waking activity.
- Elise Boulding
We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives, that it is inside ourselves.
- Albert Camus
War is, at first, the hope that one will be better off; next, the expectation that the other fellow will be worse off; then, the satisfaction that he isn't any better off; and, finally, the surprise at everyone's being worse off.
- Karl Kraus
When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela
No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger that its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise.
- Marian Anderson
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
Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
- David Hume
We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Luciano de Crescenzo
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.