I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
- Elie Weisel
When we yield to discouragement it is usually because we give too much thought to the past and to the future.
- Therese of Lisieux
Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict -- alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.
- Dorothy Thompson
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
- Indira Gandhi
Aye, fight! But not your neighbor. Fight rather all the things that cause you and your neighbor to fight.
- Mikhail Naim
Nationalism is an infantile sickness. It is the measles of the human race.
- Albert Einstein
It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.
- Albert Camus
When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.
- Nelson Mandela
Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
It is clear that the way to heal society of its violence...and lack of love is to replace the pyramid of domination with the circle of equality and respect.
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
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
- Malcolm X
The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
- Heda Bejar
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
- Malcolm X
The man who goes into the world believing that everyone is his enemy will very soon find his suspicions confirmed.