Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak...Non-violence is hard work. It is the willingness to sacrifice. It is the patience to win.
- Cesar Chavez
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
- Desmond Tutu
The cause of violence is not ignorance. It is self-interest. ... Only reverence can restrain violence -- reverence for human life and the environment.
- William Sloan Coffin, Jr.
Information is the currency of democracy.
- Thomas Jefferson
We are going to have to find ways of organizing ourselves cooperatively, sanely, scientifically, harmonically and in regenerative spontaneity with the rest of humanity around the earth.
- Buckminster Fuller
I have invented something which...I have been calling "Senesh's Law" -- That if you can't teach it to the second grade it probably isn't true.
- Kenneth Boulding
Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more.
- Oscar Wilde
What good is a house, if you haven't got a decent planet to put it on?
- Henry David Thoreau
No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger that its weakest people, and 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 might otherwise.
- Marian Anderson
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
- Augustine of Hippo
In the case of highly complex realities...ignorance, if not bliss, is at least cheap.
- Kenneth Boulding
We do not inherit the earth from our fathers. We borrow it from our children.
- David Bower
We must be the change we wish to see.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
- Abraham Lincoln
Hatred injures the hater as well as the hated. Love blesses the lover as well as the loved. This is hard economics as well as good common sense.