The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
- Steven King
Peace is the work of justice indirectly, in so far as justice removes the obstacles to peace; but it is the work of charity (love) directly, since charity, according to its very notion, causes peace.
- Thomas Aquinas
It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
- Andre Gide
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
- Desmond Tutu
Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
- George Washington
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: Indeed it's the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
- George Bernard Shaw
A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it.
- William Ralph Inge
The miracle of the wicked is reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous.
- Winston Churchill
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
I do admit that the destructive energy is there, but it is evanescent, always futile before the creative, which is permanent.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
You can no more win a war than win an earthquake.
- Jeanette Rankin
Legitimacy is like the air we breathe; we only notice it when it is not there.
- Kenneth Boulding
Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.