We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
- Helen Keller
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
A solid rock is not disturbed by the wind; even so, a wise person is not agitated by praise or blame.
It belongs to the very substance of nonviolence never to destroy or damage another person's feeling of self worth, even an opponent's. We all need, constantly, an advance of trust and affirmation.
- Bernard Haring
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of humans as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is not safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
- Albert Einstein
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.
- Lynn Johnston
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it stands than to anything on which it is poured.
There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.
- Havelock Ellis
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
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace with justice.
- Norman Cousins
Aye, fight! But not your neighbor. Fight rather all the things that cause you and your neighbor to fight.
- Mikhail Naim
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.