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
Many oppressors are also oppressed. Nonviolent confrontation is the only confrontation that allows us to respond realistically to such complexity.
- Jane Meyerding
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
Peace begins when the hungry are fed.
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
A crisis is a turning point.
- Anne Lindthorst
We declare our right on this earth...to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.
- Malcolm X
To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.
The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.
- Hannah Arendt
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
- George Bernard Shaw
If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
- Joan Baez
No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger that its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise.
- Marian Anderson
Peace is the skillful management of conflict.
- Kenneth Boulding
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.
In the case of highly complex realities...ignorance, if not bliss, is at least cheap.