Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more.
- Oscar Wilde
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
- Bertrand Russell
I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.
- Septima Poinsette Clark
The arms race can kill, though the weapons themselves may never be used...by their cost alone, armaments kill the poor by causing them to starve.
- Vatican statement to the U.N.
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
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
- Malcolm X
Violence just hurts those who are already hurt...Instead of exposing the brutality of the oppressor, it justifies it.
- Cesar Chavez
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
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
- William Ellery Channing
Peace begins when the hungry are fed.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
- John F. Kennedy
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
- George Bernard Shaw
Someday they'll give a war and nobody will come.
- Carl Sandburg
Segregation was wrong when it was forced by white people, and I believe it is still wrong when it is requested by black people.
- Coretta Scott King
Peace we want because there is another war to fight against poverty, disease and ignorance.