If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in the struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Legitimacy is like the air we breathe; we only notice it when it is not there.
- Kenneth Boulding
The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
- Steven King
Violence just hurts those who are already hurt...Instead of exposing the brutality of the oppressor, it justifies it.
- Cesar Chavez
Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict -- alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.
- Dorothy Thompson
Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.
- John F. Kennedy
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
We challenge the culture of violence when we ourselves act in the certainty that violence is no longer acceptable, that it's tired and outdated no matter how many cling to it in the stubborn belief that it still works and that it's still valid.
- Gerard Vanderhaar
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
- George Bernard Shaw
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln
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 otherwise might.
- Marian Anderson
An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.
- Lynn Johnston
Gandhi once declared that it was his wife who unwittingly taught him the effectiveness of nonviolence. Who better than women should know that battles can be won without resort to physical strength?
- Barbara Deming
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.