Gandhi once declared that it was his wife who unwittingly taught him the effectiveness of nonviolence. Who better than women should know that battles can be won without resort to physical strength?
- Barbara Deming
It belongs to the very substance of nonviolence never to destroy or damage another person's feeling of self worth, even an opponent's. We all need, constantly, an advance of trust and affirmation.
- Bernard Haring
The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and errors, its successes and setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.
- Dag Hammarskjold
The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
- Albert Einstein
There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.
- Havelock Ellis
When we yield to discouragement it is usually because we give too much thought to the past and to the future.
- Therese of Lisieux
There are three truths: my truth, your truth and the truth.
- Chinese Proverb
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
The absence of risk is a sure sign of mediocrity.
- Charles de Foucauld
We do not inherit the earth from our fathers. We borrow it from our children.
- David Bower
People try nonviolence for a week and when it doesn't 'work' they go back to violence, which hasn't worked for centuries.
- Theodore Roszak
Nonviolence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
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
Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.