We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
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
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
We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives, that it is inside ourselves.
- Albert Camus
The first principle of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating.
- Cesar Chavez
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
- Thomas Carlyle
When the rich make war, it's the poor that die.
- Jean-Paul Sartre
The soul of our country needs to be awakened... When leaders act contrary to conscience, we must act contrary to leaders.
- Veterans Fast for Life
The pens which write against disarmament are made with the same steel from which guns are made.
- Aristide Briand
For it isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
- Malcolm X
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
Peace we want because there is another war to fight against poverty, disease and ignorance.
- Indira Gandhi
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
Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.