Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.
- Henry David Thoreau
Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.
- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
We are convinced that non-violence is more powerful than violence. We are convinced that non-violence supports you if you have a just and moral cause... If you use violence, you have to sell part of yourself for that violence.
- Cesar Chavez
The first thing to be disrupted by our commitment to nonviolence will be not the system but our own lives.
- James Douglass
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
- Helen Keller
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
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 cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: Indeed it's the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.
- Hannah Arendt
Non-cooperation is a measure of discipline and sacrifice, and it demands respect for the opposite views.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
- Charles Darwin
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids both rich and poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
- Anatole France
And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.