Aggressive conduct, if allowed to go unchecked and unchallenged, ultimately leads to war.
- John F. Kennedy
We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Luciano de Crescenzo
Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.
- Henry David Thoreau
We have met the enemy, and he is us.
- Walt Kelly
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
- Augustine of Hippo
For it isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
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
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
- Winston Churchill
A solid rock is not disturbed by the wind; even so, a wise person is not agitated by praise or blame.
The point of nonviolence is to build...a strong new floor, beneath which we can no longer sink...a few feet above napalm, torture, exploitation, poison gas, A and H bombs, the works. Give man a decent place to stand.
- Joan Baez
Being a pacifist between wars is as easy as being a vegetarian between meals.
- Ammon Hennacy
Non-cooperation is a measure of discipline and sacrifice, and it demands respect for the opposite views.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
- John F. Kennedy
Hatred injures the hater as well as the hated. Love blesses the lover as well as the loved. This is hard economics as well as good common sense.
- Kenneth Boulding
The pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service.