If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela
It is clear that the way to heal society of its violence...and lack of love is to replace the pyramid of domination with the circle of equality and respect.
The finger pulls the trigger, but the trigger may also be pulling the finger.
- Leonard Berkowitz
Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
- George Washington
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 you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
- Moshe Dayan
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
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 good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.
- Jane Addams
The absence of risk is a sure sign of mediocrity.
- Charles de Foucauld
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
- Charles Darwin
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
- Desmond Tutu
If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
The...human race is characterized by efforts to get along much more than by violent disputes, although it's the latter that make the history books. Violence is actually exceptional. The human race has survived because of cooperation.
- Gerard Vanderhaar
Aggressive conduct, if allowed to go unchecked and unchallenged, ultimately leads to war.