Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
- Jonathan Kozol
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
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
- John F. Kennedy
If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
The first principle of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating.
- Cesar Chavez
Human beings feel dishonor the most, sometimes, when they most deserve it.
- Mark Twain
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
Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.
- Martin Luther
Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.
- Abraham Lincoln
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
- William Ellery Channing
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
- Charles Darwin
Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional.
- Max Lucado
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
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.