The cause of violence is not ignorance. It is self-interest. ... Only reverence can restrain violence -- reverence for human life and the environment.
- William Sloan Coffin, Jr.
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
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
Nothing that is morally wrong can be politically right.
- William E. Gladstone
Very few people chose war. They chose selfishness and the result was war. Each of us, individually and nationally, must choose: total love or total war.
- Dave Dellinger
Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.
- John F. Kennedy
Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein
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
We do not inherit the earth from our fathers. We borrow it from our children.
- David Bower
You can no more win a war than win an earthquake.
- Jeanette Rankin
The finger pulls the trigger, but the trigger may also be pulling the finger.
- Leonard Berkowitz
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they'll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action.
- Malcolm X
There are only two families in the world, as my grandmother used to say: the haves and the have-nots
- Sancho Panza
I'm not disturbing the peace. I'm disturbing the war.