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.
- John Donne
And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
- Isaiah 2:4
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
There is no such thing as defeat in non-violence.
- Cesar Chavez
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
- Nelson Mandela
What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren't supposed to work if they had families. What were they going to do when the children are grown - watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
There are only two families in the world, as my grandmother used to say: the haves and the have-nots
- Sancho Panza
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culture of violence when we ourselves act in the certainty that violence is no longer acceptable, that it's tired and outdated no matter how many cling to it in the stubborn belief that it still works and that it's still valid.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
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- Francis of Assisi
In separateness lies the world's great misery; in compassion lies the world's true strength.
- Siddhartha Gautama
Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.
- Henry David Thoreau
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
- George Bernard Shaw
Men are so accustomed to maintaining external order by violence that they cannot conceive of life being possible without violence.
- Leo Tolstoy
You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
- Albert Einstein
Peace is not the product of a victory or a command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions.