Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein
Historians are among the major enemies of the human race, interested only in the glorification of war and the despicable concept of national greatness.
- Kenneth Boulding
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
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
- Jonathan Kozol
You can no more win a war than win an earthquake.
- Jeanette Rankin
What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren't supposed to work if they had families. What were they going to do when the children are grown - watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
A crisis is a turning point.
- Anne Lindthorst
Let all bear in mind that a society is judged not so much by the standards attained by its more affluent and privileged members as by the quality of life which it is able to assure for its weakest members.
- H.E. Javier Perez de Cuellar
I'm not really interested in persuading people, I don't want to and I try to make this point obvious. What I'd like to do is to help people persuade themselves.
- Noam Chomsky
An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.
- Lynn Johnston
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
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.
The people who burned witches at the stake never...thought of their act as violence...[but rather] as an act of divinely mandated righteousness. The same can be said of most of the violence we humans have ever committed.
- Gil Bailie
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
- John F. Kennedy
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.