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
The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.
- Frank Kent
Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.
- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
He took over anger to intimidate subordinates, and in time anger took over him.
- Milan Kundera
No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger that its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise.
- Marian Anderson
Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
- Albert Einstein
The human mind likes a strange idea as little as the body likes a strange protein and resists it with a similar energy.
- W.H. Beveridge
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
- Desmond Tutu
The soul of our country needs to be awakened... When leaders act contrary to conscience, we must act contrary to leaders.
- Veterans Fast for Life
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 first essential characteristics of nonviolent action is that it is creative.
- Hildegarde Goss-Mayr
The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
- Pablo Casals
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.