The...human race is characterized by efforts to get along much more than by violent disputes, although it's the latter that make the history books. Violence is actually exceptional. The human race has survived because of cooperation.
- Gerard Vanderhaar
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
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
We do not inherit the earth from our fathers. We borrow it from our children.
- David Bower
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
A leader who does not hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.
- Golda Meir
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
- George Bernard Shaw
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.
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
War is, at first, the hope that one will be better off; next, the expectation that the other fellow will be worse off; then, the satisfaction that he isn't any better off; and, finally, the surprise at everyone's being worse off.
- Karl Kraus
No one is so foolish as to prefer to peace, war, in which, instead of sons burying their fathers, fathers bury their sons.
Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their kind. It is the deed that teaches not the name we give it.
- George Bernard Shaw
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming it.
- Helen Keller
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
The weakness of pure individualism is that there are no pure individuals.