I refuse to accept the cynical notion that nation after nation must spiral down a militaristic stairway into the hell of nuclear destruction. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
- Isaiah 2:4
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
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
- Augustine of Hippo
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 otherwise might.
- Marian Anderson
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.
There are three truths: my truth, your truth and the truth.
- Chinese Proverb
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
The people who burned witches at the stake never...thought of their act as violence...[but rather] as an act of divinely mandated righteousness. The same can be said of most of the violence we humans have ever committed.
- Gil Bailie
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
A leader who does not hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.
- Golda Meir
The pens which write against disarmament are made with the same steel from which guns are made.
- Aristide Briand
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.