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 besetting sin of most clever people is that it is much easier to say clever things than true ones.
- Kenneth Boulding
A leader who does not hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.
- Golda Meir
Many oppressors are also oppressed. Nonviolent confrontation is the only confrontation that allows us to respond realistically to such complexity.
- Jane Meyerding
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
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
Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.
- Thomas Merton
Whenever I hear any one arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
- Abraham Lincoln
When the rich make war, it's the poor that die.
- Jean-Paul Sartre
Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
- David Hume
Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?
- William Blake
We challenge the culture of violence when we ourselves act in the certainty that violence is no longer acceptable, that it's tired and outdated no matter how many cling to it in the stubborn belief that it still works and that it's still valid.
- Gerard Vanderhaar
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
- William Shakespeare
An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.
- Lynn Johnston
A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it.