There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.
- Havelock Ellis
You can out-distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you.
- Rwandan Proverb
The first thing to be disrupted by our commitment to nonviolence will be not the system but our own lives.
- James Douglass
Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.
- Susan B. Anthony
The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
- Albert Einstein
The human mind likes a strange idea as little as the body likes a strange protein and resists it with a similar energy.
- W.H. Beveridge
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
- Albert Einstein
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
- Elie Weisel
When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- Francis of Assisi
Historians are among the major enemies of the human race, interested only in the glorification of war and the despicable concept of national greatness.
- Kenneth Boulding
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
I hope...that mankind will at length, as they call themselves reasonable creatures, have reason and sense enough to settle their differences without cutting throats; for in my opinion there never was a good war, or a bad peace.