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.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
- Helen Keller
Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.
- African Proverb
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 impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.
- Hubert H. Humphrey
I do admit that the destructive energy is there, but it is evanescent, always futile before the creative, which is permanent.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.
- Albert Camus
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
- Marcus Aurelius
I expect to pass through this world but once, therefore any good that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not come this way again.
- Stephen Grellett
There is no time left for anything but to make peace work a dimension of our every waking activity.
- Elise Boulding
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
- Thomas Edison
Peace is the skillful management of conflict.
- Kenneth Boulding
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela
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
In separateness lies the world's great misery; in compassion lies the world's true strength.