Violence just hurts those who are already hurt...Instead of exposing the brutality of the oppressor, it justifies it.
- Cesar Chavez
If you want peace, work for justice.
- Pope Paul VI
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 a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
- John F. Kennedy
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln
Nobody was born nonviolent. No one was born charitable. None of us comes to these things by nature but only by conversion. The first duty of the nonviolent community is helping its members...come to conversion.
- Lanza del Vasto
There are only two families in the world, as my grandmother used to say: the haves and the have-nots
- Sancho Panza
I'm not disturbing the peace. I'm disturbing the war.
- Ammon Hennacy
If it were proved to me that in making war, my ideal had a chance of being realized, I would still say "No" to war. For one does not create human society on mounds of corpses.
- Louis Lecoin
The arms race can kill, though the weapons themselves may never be used...by their cost alone, armaments kill the poor by causing them to starve.
- Vatican statement to the U.N.
We are convinced that non-violence is more powerful than violence. We are convinced that non-violence supports you if you have a just and moral cause... If you use violence, you have to sell part of yourself for that violence.
- Cesar Chavez
An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.
- Albert Einstein
An act of love, a voluntary taking on oneself of some of the pain of the world, increases the courage and love and hope of all.
- Dorothy Day
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.