War stirs in men's hearts the mud of their worst instincts. It puts a premium on violence, nourishes hatred, and gives free rein to cupidity. It crushes the weak, exalts the unworthy, and bolsters tyranny.
- Charles DeGaulle
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
The miracle of the wicked is reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous.
- Winston Churchill
Mankind will never win lasting peace so long as men use their full resources only in tasks of war. While we are yet at peace, let us mobilize...the moral and spiritual potentialities...which we usually reserve for war.
- John Foster Dulles
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln
Peace is an environment where conflicts are resolved without violence, where people are free, not exploited, living so they can grow to their full potential.
- Gerard Vanderhaar
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 very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain
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
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
- Nelson Mandela
We challenge the culture of violence when we ourselves act in the certainty that violence is no longer acceptable, that it's tired and outdated no matter how many cling to it in the stubborn belief that it still works and that it's still valid.
- Gerard Vanderhaar
Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.
- John Boyes
Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world.
- Malcolm X
If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.