We challenge the culture of violence when we ourselves act in the certainty that violence is no longer acceptable, that it's tired and outdated no matter how many cling to it in the stubborn belief that it still works and that it's still valid.
- Gerard Vanderhaar
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- Francis of Assisi
I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody.
- Benjamin Franklin
The first principle of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating.
- Cesar Chavez
Nationalism is an infantile sickness. It is the measles of the human race.
- Albert Einstein
If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.
- Anita Koddick
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela
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.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it stands than to anything on which it is poured.
The finger pulls the trigger, but the trigger may also be pulling the finger.
- Leonard Berkowitz
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
- John F. Kennedy
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
- George Bernard Shaw
Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.