The finger pulls the trigger, but the trigger may also be pulling the finger.
- Leonard Berkowitz
The besetting sin of most clever people is that it is much easier to say clever things than true ones.
- Kenneth Boulding
Many oppressors are also oppressed. Nonviolent confrontation is the only confrontation that allows us to respond realistically to such complexity.
- Jane Meyerding
If we divide reality into two camps the violent and the nonviolent and stand in one camp while attacking the other, the world will never have peace.
- Thich Nhat Hanh
If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.
- Anita Koddick
Peace begins when the hungry are fed.
The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.
- Hubert H. Humphrey
Being a pacifist between wars is as easy as being a vegetarian between meals.
- Ammon Hennacy
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
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
The...human race is characterized by efforts to get along much more than by violent disputes, although it's the latter that make the history books. Violence is actually exceptional. The human race has survived because of cooperation.
- Gerard Vanderhaar
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
I'm not really interested in persuading people, I don't want to and I try to make this point obvious. What I'd like to do is to help people persuade themselves.
- Noam Chomsky
He took over anger to intimidate subordinates, and in time anger took over him.
- Milan Kundera
We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another.