War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
- Thomas Mann
Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
- George Washington
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
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
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it stands than to anything on which it is poured.
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 otherwise might.
- Marian Anderson
Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
- Albert Einstein
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- Francis of Assisi
The longer we listen to one another -- with real attention -- the more commonality we will find in all our lives. That is, if we are careful to exchange with one another life stories and not simply opinions.
- Barbara Deming
You can out-distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you.
- Rwandan Proverb
Gandhi once declared that it was his wife who unwittingly taught him the effectiveness of nonviolence. Who better than women should know that battles can be won without resort to physical strength?
- Barbara Deming
It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
- Andre Gide
While seeking revenge, dig two graves -- one for yourself.
- Doug Horton
The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.