I expect to pass through this world but once, therefore any good that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not come this way again.
- Stephen Grellett
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
- Helen Keller
Don't ever let them pull you down so low as to hate them. (also cited as: I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.)
- Booker T. Washington
Nobody was born nonviolent. No one was born charitable. None of us comes to these things by nature but only by conversion. The first duty of the nonviolent community is helping its members...come to conversion.
- Lanza del Vasto
Don't be afraid of opposition. Remember, a kite rises against -- not with -- the wind.
- Hamilton Mabie
I do admit that the destructive energy is there, but it is evanescent, always futile before the creative, which is permanent.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Peace is an environment where conflicts are resolved without violence, where people are free, not exploited, living so they can grow to their full potential.
- Gerard Vanderhaar
The first principle of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating.
- Cesar Chavez
The finger pulls the trigger, but the trigger may also be pulling the finger.
- Leonard Berkowitz
You can out-distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you.
- Rwandan Proverb
Aye, fight! But not your neighbor. Fight rather all the things that cause you and your neighbor to fight.
- Mikhail Naim
An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.
- Albert Einstein
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela
No man is an island entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.