War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The ugliest is that man who thinks nothing is worth fighting and dying for and lets men better and braver than himself protect him.
- John Stuart Mill
No one is so foolish as to prefer to peace, war, in which, instead of sons burying their fathers, fathers bury their sons.
If you want peace, work for justice.
- Pope Paul VI
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
- George Orwell
Many oppressors are also oppressed. Nonviolent confrontation is the only confrontation that allows us to respond realistically to such complexity.
- Jane Meyerding
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
- Malcolm X
It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.
- Albert Camus
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
- Thomas Edison
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
There is no time left for anything but to make peace work a dimension of our every waking activity.
- Elise Boulding
I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: "The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that's fair." In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.
- Bertrand Russell
We declare our right on this earth...to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.
- Malcolm X
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
- Marcus Aurelius
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
- Jonathan Kozol
Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.