War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace with justice.
- Norman Cousins
Nonviolence which is a quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.
- Thomas Merton
Many oppressors are also oppressed. Nonviolent confrontation is the only confrontation that allows us to respond realistically to such complexity.
- Jane Meyerding
And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
- Isaiah 2:4
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
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
- Mark Twain
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
- William Shakespeare
If we do not change our direction we are likely to end up where we are headed for.
- Chinese Proverb
An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.
- Albert Einstein
Peace is the work of justice indirectly, in so far as justice removes the obstacles to peace; but it is the work of charity (love) directly, since charity, according to its very notion, causes peace.
- Thomas Aquinas
Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever.
- Lord Chesterfield
We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives, that it is inside ourselves.
- Albert Camus
Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.