The first essential characteristics of nonviolent action is that it is creative.
- Hildegarde Goss-Mayr
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
The man who goes into the world believing that everyone is his enemy will very soon find his suspicions confirmed.
- Kenneth Boulding
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Non-cooperation is a measure of discipline and sacrifice, and it demands respect for the opposite views.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
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
I hope...that mankind will at length, as they call themselves reasonable creatures, have reason and sense enough to settle their differences without cutting throats; for in my opinion there never was a good war, or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin
I have invented something which...I have been calling "Senesh's Law" -- That if you can't teach it to the second grade it probably isn't true.
- Kenneth Boulding
I plan to stand by nonviolence, because I have found it to be a philosophy of life that regulates not only my dealings in the struggle for racial justice, but also my dealings with people, and with my own self.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain
When you give food to the poor, they call you a saint. When you ask why the poor have no food, they call you a communist.
- Helder Camara
When we yield to discouragement it is usually because we give too much thought to the past and to the future.
- Therese of Lisieux
The miracle of the wicked is reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous.
- Winston Churchill
All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.