The first essential characteristics of nonviolent action is that it is creative.
- Hildegarde Goss-Mayr
The point of nonviolence is to build...a strong new floor, beneath which we can no longer sink...a few feet above napalm, torture, exploitation, poison gas, A and H bombs, the works. Give man a decent place to stand.
- Joan Baez
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
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela
No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger that its weakest people, and 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 might otherwise.
- Marian Anderson
Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.
- Thomas Merton
Peace begins when the hungry are fed.
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
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
- Nelson Mandela
The besetting sin of most clever people is that it is much easier to say clever things than true ones.
- Kenneth Boulding
Violence just hurts those who are already hurt...Instead of exposing the brutality of the oppressor, it justifies it.
- Cesar Chavez
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
- Winston Churchill
The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain
I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they'll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action.