It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
- Andre Gide
Just two U.S. Poseidon submarines which carry 320 nuclear weapons can destroy all the 200 major Soviet cities with the destructive potential of 1,000 Hiroshima size weapons.
- Rear Admiral Gene R. LaRocque
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culture of violence when we ourselves act in the certainty that violence is no longer acceptable, that it's tired and outdated no matter how many cling to it in the stubborn belief that it still works and that it's still valid.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
The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain
The besetting sin of most clever people is that it is much easier to say clever things than true ones.
- Kenneth Boulding
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
- Abraham Lincoln
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
- Augustine of Hippo
When you give food to the poor, they call you a saint. When you ask why the poor have no food, they call you a communist.
- Helder Camara
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
- Elie Weisel
Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.
- African Proverb
The bomb that fell on Hiroshima fell on America, too.
- Hermann Hagedorn
Many oppressors are also oppressed. Nonviolent confrontation is the only confrontation that allows us to respond realistically to such complexity.
- Jane Meyerding
The pens which write against disarmament are made with the same steel from which guns are made.
- Aristide Briand
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.