The pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service.
- Albert Einstein
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
Empathy is the biggest negotiation tool. I must try to understand where the other person's coming from to make points for my side.
- Lee Ducat
Violence just hurts those who are already hurt...Instead of exposing the brutality of the oppressor, it justifies it.
- Cesar Chavez
Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein
The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain
Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.
- Henry David Thoreau
World peace is us... We are each walking agents of the vision of peace we carry inside us.
- Kathleen Vande Kieft
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
The absence of risk is a sure sign of mediocrity.
- Charles de Foucauld
Don't ever let them pull you down so low as to hate them. (also cited as: I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.)
- Booker T. Washington
Being a pacifist between wars is as easy as being a vegetarian between meals.
- Ammon Hennacy
The miracle of the wicked is reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous.
- Winston Churchill
The longer we listen to one another -- with real attention -- the more commonality we will find in all our lives. That is, if we are careful to exchange with one another life stories and not simply opinions.
- Barbara Deming
When you give food to the poor, they call you a saint. When you ask why the poor have no food, they call you a communist.