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 are convinced that non-violence is more powerful than violence. We are convinced that non-violence supports you if you have a just and moral cause... If you use violence, you have to sell part of yourself for that violence.
- Cesar Chavez
The finger pulls the trigger, but the trigger may also be pulling the finger.
- Leonard Berkowitz
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein
The besetting sin of most clever people is that it is much easier to say clever things than true ones.
- Kenneth Boulding
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
When we yield to discouragement it is usually because we give too much thought to the past and to the future.
- Therese of Lisieux
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
- George Orwell
The first essential characteristics of nonviolent action is that it is creative.
- Hildegarde Goss-Mayr
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
A solid rock is not disturbed by the wind; even so, a wise person is not agitated by praise or blame.
The bomb that fell on Hiroshima fell on America, too.
- Hermann Hagedorn
We do not inherit the earth from our fathers. We borrow it from our children.
- David Bower
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.