Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.
- Susan B. Anthony
The longer we listen to one another -- with real attention -- the more commonality we will find in all our lives. That is, if we are careful to exchange with one another life stories and not simply opinions.
- Barbara Deming
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culture of violence when we ourselves act in the certainty that violence is no longer acceptable, that it's tired and outdated no matter how many cling to it in the stubborn belief that it still works and that it's still valid.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
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.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
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
We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
- William E. Gladstone
Whenever I hear any one arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
- Abraham Lincoln
Very few people chose war. They chose selfishness and the result was war. Each of us, individually and nationally, must choose: total love or total war.
- Dave Dellinger
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
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.
We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives, that it is inside ourselves.
- Albert Camus
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
- Augustine of Hippo
The absence of risk is a sure sign of mediocrity.
- Charles de Foucauld
If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.
- Anita Koddick
While seeking revenge, dig two graves -- one for yourself.