Peace is an environment where conflicts are resolved without violence, where people are free, not exploited, living so they can grow to their full potential.
- Gerard Vanderhaar
Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional.
- Max Lucado
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- Francis of Assisi
Being a pacifist between wars is as easy as being a vegetarian between meals.
- Ammon Hennacy
Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.
- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
Let all bear in mind that a society is judged not so much by the standards attained by its more affluent and privileged members as by the quality of life which it is able to assure for its weakest members.
- H.E. Javier Perez de Cuellar
I expect to pass through this world but once, therefore any good that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not come this way again.
- Stephen Grellett
Those for whom peace is no more than a dream are asleep to the future.
- Jack DuVall
When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt
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
When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.
- Nelson Mandela
Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.
- African Proverb
Many oppressors are also oppressed. Nonviolent confrontation is the only confrontation that allows us to respond realistically to such complexity.
- Jane Meyerding
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.