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
The only final good is the quality of human life.
- Kenneth Boulding
Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.
- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Nothing that is morally wrong can be politically right.
- William E. Gladstone
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.
- Dorothy Day
The first principle of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating.
- Cesar Chavez
It is reasonable that every one who asks justice should do justice.
- Thomas Jefferson
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller
Men are so accustomed to maintaining external order by violence that they cannot conceive of life being possible without violence.
- Leo Tolstoy
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of humans as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is not safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller
To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.
If you want peace, work for justice.
- Pope Paul VI
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
- Thomas Carlyle
The pacifist's task today is to find a method of helping and healing which provides a revolutionary constructive substitute for war.
- Vera Brittain
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.