The pens which write against disarmament are made with the same steel from which guns are made.
- Aristide Briand
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
- Thomas Carlyle
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
- Charles Darwin
It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
- Alfred Adler
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
- Nelson Mandela
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.
When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
- Elie Weisel
Gandhi once declared that it was his wife who unwittingly taught him the effectiveness of nonviolence. Who better than women should know that battles can be won without resort to physical strength?
- Barbara Deming
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
Nonviolence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
While seeking revenge, dig two graves -- one for yourself.
- Doug Horton
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.