When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.
- Abraham Lincoln
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
- Nelson Mandela
Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.
- Walter Lippmann
The infusion of a sense of righteousness into the common urge to bash things around has always proved to be a powerful stimulus to action.
- Kenneth Boulding
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
- Nelson Mandela
Sensitivity to the immense needs of humanity brings with it a spontaneous rejection of the arms race, which is incompatible with the all out struggle against hunger, sickness, under-development and illiteracy.
- Pope John Paul II
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
What good is a house, if you haven't got a decent planet to put it on?
- Henry David Thoreau
The arms race can kill, though the weapons themselves may never be used...by their cost alone, armaments kill the poor by causing them to starve.
- Vatican statement to the U.N.
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.
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
- Thomas Edison
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.