The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.
- Hubert H. Humphrey
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
- Jonathan Kozol
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids both rich and poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
- Anatole France
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
- Indira Gandhi
Nothing that is morally wrong can be politically right.
- William E. Gladstone
People try nonviolence for a week and when it doesn't 'work' they go back to violence, which hasn't worked for centuries.
- Theodore Roszak
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.
- Benjamin Franklin
Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich; these are at war with one another.
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 good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
- Bertrand Russell
The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
- Pablo Casals
The pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service.
- Albert Einstein
Men are so accustomed to maintaining external order by violence that they cannot conceive of life being possible without violence.
- Leo Tolstoy
There is no conflict that cannot be resolved. Violent conflict is created and sustained by human beings, and it can be ended by human beings.
- George Mitchell
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.