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
When we yield to discouragement it is usually because we give too much thought to the past and to the future.
- Therese of Lisieux
Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their kind. It is the deed that teaches not the name we give it.
- George Bernard Shaw
There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.
- Havelock Ellis
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
- Desmond Tutu
It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.
- Albert Camus
The pens which write against disarmament are made with the same steel from which guns are made.
- Aristide Briand
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
- Thomas Carlyle
Nonviolence which is a quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more.
- Oscar Wilde
Mankind will never win lasting peace so long as men use their full resources only in tasks of war. While we are yet at peace, let us mobilize...the moral and spiritual potentialities...which we usually reserve for war.
- John Foster Dulles
Peace begins when the hungry are fed.
Aggressive conduct, if allowed to go unchecked and unchallenged, ultimately leads to war.
- John F. Kennedy
An act of love, a voluntary taking on oneself of some of the pain of the world, increases the courage and love and hope of all.