War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The ugliest is that man who thinks nothing is worth fighting and dying for and lets men better and braver than himself protect him.
- John Stuart Mill
The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.
- Jane Addams
The point of nonviolence is to build...a strong new floor, beneath which we can no longer sink...a few feet above napalm, torture, exploitation, poison gas, A and H bombs, the works. Give man a decent place to stand.
- Joan Baez
No man is an island entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
- John Donne
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
- Nelson Mandela
Nationalism is an infantile sickness. It is the measles of the human race.
- Albert Einstein
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
- John F. Kennedy
The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
- Robert Lynd
War is, at first, the hope that one will be better off; next, the expectation that the other fellow will be worse off; then, the satisfaction that he isn't any better off; and, finally, the surprise at everyone's being worse off.
- Karl Kraus
If there's this many hungry people there's really something wrong.
- Andy Warhol
Don't ever let them pull you down so low as to hate them. (also cited as: I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.)
- Booker T. Washington
One day we shall win freedom, but not only for ourselves. We shall so appeal to your heart and conscience that we shall win you in the process, and our victory will be a double victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
- Albert Einstein
There is no time left for anything but to make peace work a dimension of our every waking activity.
- Elise Boulding
For it isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.