It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
- Charles Darwin
The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain
We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.
- General Omar Bradley
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
- John F. Kennedy
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.
- Martin Luther
I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they'll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action.
- Malcolm X
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
- 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
Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.
- John Boyes
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
The first essential characteristics of nonviolent action is that it is creative.
- Hildegarde Goss-Mayr
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
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.