Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.
- Abraham Lincoln
The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.
- Frank Kent
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
- Bertrand Russell
The pacifist's task today is to find a method of helping and healing which provides a revolutionary constructive substitute for war.
- Vera Brittain
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela
Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their kind. It is the deed that teaches not the name we give it.
- George Bernard Shaw
The pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service.
- Albert Einstein
Sensitivity to the immense needs of humanity brings with it a spontaneous rejection of the arms race, which is incompatible with the all out struggle against hunger, sickness, under-development and illiteracy.
- Pope John Paul II
War is, at first, the hope that one will be better off; next, the expectation that the other fellow will be worse off; then, the satisfaction that he isn't any better off; and, finally, the surprise at everyone's being worse off.
- Karl Kraus
Prosperity is the best protector of principle.
- Mark Twain
If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
- Joan Baez
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.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it stands than to anything on which it is poured.
You can no more win a war than win an earthquake.
- Jeanette Rankin
Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.