War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The ugliest is that man who thinks nothing is worth fighting and dying for and lets men better and braver than himself protect him.
- John Stuart Mill
In separateness lies the world's great misery; in compassion lies the world's true strength.
- Siddhartha Gautama
The people who burned witches at the stake never...thought of their act as violence...[but rather] as an act of divinely mandated righteousness. The same can be said of most of the violence we humans have ever committed.
- Gil Bailie
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
- Mark Twain
If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
- Joan Baez
Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids both rich and poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
- Anatole France
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
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
War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace with justice.
- Norman Cousins
Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein
The longer we listen to one another -- with real attention -- the more commonality we will find in all our lives. That is, if we are careful to exchange with one another life stories and not simply opinions.
- Barbara Deming
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
- Bertrand Russell
There are only two families in the world, as my grandmother used to say: the haves and the have-nots