Violence just hurts those who are already hurt...Instead of exposing the brutality of the oppressor, it justifies it.
- Cesar Chavez
When we yield to discouragement it is usually because we give too much thought to the past and to the future.
- Therese of Lisieux
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
- Winston Churchill
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
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller
Change comes not from men and women changing their minds, but from the change from one generation to the next.
- J. K. Galbraith
People try nonviolence for a week and when it doesn't 'work' they go back to violence, which hasn't worked for centuries.
- Theodore Roszak
The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain
The human mind likes a strange idea as little as the body likes a strange protein and resists it with a similar energy.
- W.H. Beveridge
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
- John F. Kennedy
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 search for truth is more precious than its possession.
- Albert Einstein
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
- Mark Twain
The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
- Heda Bejar
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.