The besetting sin of most clever people is that it is much easier to say clever things than true ones.
- Kenneth Boulding
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming it.
- Helen Keller
Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich; these are at war with one another.
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
We do not inherit the earth from our fathers. We borrow it from our children.
- David Bower
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.
- Nelson Mandela
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
The pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service.
- Albert Einstein
I plan to stand by nonviolence, because I have found it to be a philosophy of life that regulates not only my dealings in the struggle for racial justice, but also my dealings with people, and with my own self.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?
- William Blake
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
- George Orwell
The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.
- Frank Kent
Change comes not from men and women changing their minds, but from the change from one generation to the next.
- J. K. Galbraith
If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The first principle of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating.