All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.
- Leo Tolstoy
If you torture data sufficiently, it will confess to almost anything.
- Fred Menger
I do admit that the destructive energy is there, but it is evanescent, always futile before the creative, which is permanent.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
The weakness of pure individualism is that there are no pure individuals.
- Kenneth Boulding
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
- William Ellery Channing
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
The absence of risk is a sure sign of mediocrity.
- Charles de Foucauld
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
- William Shakespeare
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela
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
There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.
- Havelock Ellis
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
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
- Marcus Aurelius
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
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it stands than to anything on which it is poured.