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
The first essential characteristics of nonviolent action is that it is creative.
- Hildegarde Goss-Mayr
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
Peace we want because there is another war to fight against poverty, disease and ignorance.
- Indira Gandhi
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
- Thomas Carlyle
I'm not disturbing the peace. I'm disturbing the war.
- Ammon Hennacy
I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.
- Septima Poinsette Clark
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 pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service.
- Albert Einstein
We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
- William E. Gladstone
Men are so accustomed to maintaining external order by violence that they cannot conceive of life being possible without violence.
- Leo Tolstoy
The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.
- Hannah Arendt
We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Luciano de Crescenzo
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
- Abraham Lincoln
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.