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
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
We declare our right on this earth...to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.
- Malcolm X
Disappointment, failure, and frustration are the main agents of change. Success is a poor teacher, for it usually only confirms us in what we thought we already knew.
- Kenneth Boulding
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
- Jonathan Kozol
I'm not disturbing the peace. I'm disturbing the war.
- Ammon Hennacy
Human beings feel dishonor the most, sometimes, when they most deserve it.
- Mark Twain
The finger pulls the trigger, but the trigger may also be pulling the finger.
- Leonard Berkowitz
There is no time left for anything but to make peace work a dimension of our every waking activity.
- Elise Boulding
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
- John F. Kennedy
We must be the change we wish to see.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
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
A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it.
- William Ralph Inge
War stirs in men's hearts the mud of their worst instincts. It puts a premium on violence, nourishes hatred, and gives free rein to cupidity. It crushes the weak, exalts the unworthy, and bolsters tyranny.
- Charles DeGaulle
Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.