The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
- Thomas Carlyle
Mankind will never win lasting peace so long as men use their full resources only in tasks of war. While we are yet at peace, let us mobilize...the moral and spiritual potentialities...which we usually reserve for war.
- John Foster Dulles
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.
If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
- Joan Baez
There is no conflict that cannot be resolved. Violent conflict is created and sustained by human beings, and it can be ended by human beings.
- George Mitchell
Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
- David Hume
If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- Francis of Assisi
I plan to stand by nonviolence, because I have found it to be a philosophy of life that regulates not only my dealings in the struggle for racial justice, but also my dealings with people, and with my own self.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
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 otherwise might.
- Marian Anderson
He took over anger to intimidate subordinates, and in time anger took over him.
- Milan Kundera
Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.
- Henry David Thoreau
The first thing to be disrupted by our commitment to nonviolence will be not the system but our own lives.
- James Douglass
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.