In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
- Augustine of Hippo
If you torture data sufficiently, it will confess to almost anything.
- Fred Menger
The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
We declare our right on this earth...to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.
- Malcolm X
Disappointment, failure, and frustration are the main agents of change. Success is a poor teacher, for it usually only confirms us in what we thought we already knew.
- Kenneth Boulding
The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.
- Steve Biko
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
There are three truths: my truth, your truth and the truth.
- Chinese Proverb
The cause of violence is not ignorance. It is self-interest. ... Only reverence can restrain violence -- reverence for human life and the environment.
- William Sloan Coffin, Jr.
The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
- Heda Bejar
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
- Bertrand Russell
There is no conflict that cannot be resolved. Violent conflict is created and sustained by human beings, and it can be ended by human beings.
- George Mitchell
War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
- Thomas Mann
War stirs in men's hearts the mud of their worst instincts. It puts a premium on violence, nourishes hatred, and gives free rein to cupidity. It crushes the weak, exalts the unworthy, and bolsters tyranny.
- Charles DeGaulle
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.