You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
- Albert Einstein
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
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
When men talk about defense, they always claim to be protecting women and children, but they never ask the women and children what they think.
- Pat Schroeder
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie
Nonviolence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
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.
Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.
- John Boyes
Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
- David Hume
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Hatred injures the hater as well as the hated. Love blesses the lover as well as the loved. This is hard economics as well as good common sense.
- Kenneth Boulding
The miracle of the wicked is reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous.
- Winston Churchill
I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: "The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that's fair." In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.
- Bertrand Russell
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.