Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.
- African Proverb
The besetting sin of most clever people is that it is much easier to say clever things than true ones.
- Kenneth Boulding
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
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
You can out-distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you.
- Rwandan Proverb
I'm not really interested in persuading people, I don't want to and I try to make this point obvious. What I'd like to do is to help people persuade themselves.
- Noam Chomsky
The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.
- Steve Biko
Sensitivity to the immense needs of humanity brings with it a spontaneous rejection of the arms race, which is incompatible with the all out struggle against hunger, sickness, under-development and illiteracy.
- Pope John Paul II
The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and errors, its successes and setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.
- Dag Hammarskjold
A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it.
- William Ralph Inge
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it stands than to anything on which it is poured.
The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.
- Susan B. Anthony
All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.
- Leo Tolstoy
Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.