If it were proved to me that in making war, my ideal had a chance of being realized, I would still say "No" to war. For one does not create human society on mounds of corpses.
- Louis Lecoin
There are three truths: my truth, your truth and the truth.
- Chinese Proverb
It belongs to the very substance of nonviolence never to destroy or damage another person's feeling of self worth, even an opponent's. We all need, constantly, an advance of trust and affirmation.
- Bernard Haring
We have met the enemy, and he is us.
- Walt Kelly
When the rich make war, it's the poor that die.
- Jean-Paul Sartre
Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.
- Susan B. Anthony
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
Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.
- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
We are convinced that non-violence is more powerful than violence. We are convinced that non-violence supports you if you have a just and moral cause... If you use violence, you have to sell part of yourself for that violence.
- Cesar Chavez
Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?
- William Blake
Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict -- alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.
- Dorothy Thompson
When we yield to discouragement it is usually because we give too much thought to the past and to the future.
- Therese of Lisieux
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.
I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.