Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
- William Ellery Channing
When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers.
- Colleen C. Barrett
The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.
- Hubert H. Humphrey
Peace begins when the hungry are fed.
The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
We have a common oppressor, a common exploiter and a common discriminator. But once we realize that we have a common enemy, then we can unite--on the basis of what we have in common.
- Malcolm X
If we divide reality into two camps the violent and the nonviolent and stand in one camp while attacking the other, the world will never have peace.
- Thich Nhat Hanh
Being a pacifist between wars is as easy as being a vegetarian between meals.
- Ammon Hennacy
When the rich make war, it's the poor that die.
- Jean-Paul Sartre
The first essential characteristics of nonviolent action is that it is creative.
- Hildegarde Goss-Mayr
We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.
- General Omar Bradley
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- Francis of Assisi
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
The infusion of a sense of righteousness into the common urge to bash things around has always proved to be a powerful stimulus to action.
- Kenneth Boulding
The finger pulls the trigger, but the trigger may also be pulling the finger.