As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
- Marian Anderson
When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt
A leader who does not hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.
- Golda Meir
There is no time left for anything but to make peace work a dimension of our every waking activity.
- Elise Boulding
Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict -- alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.
- Dorothy Thompson
Segregation was wrong when it was forced by white people, and I believe it is still wrong when it is requested by black people.
- Coretta Scott King
If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
- Joan Baez
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
- Charles Darwin
Human beings feel dishonor the most, sometimes, when they most deserve it.
- Mark Twain
Sensitivity to the immense needs of humanity brings with it a spontaneous rejection of the arms race, which is incompatible with the all out struggle against hunger, sickness, under-development and illiteracy.
- Pope John Paul II
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
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
World peace is us... We are each walking agents of the vision of peace we carry inside us.
- Kathleen Vande Kieft
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.