The pacifist's task today is to find a method of helping and healing which provides a revolutionary constructive substitute for war.
- Vera Brittain
Science cannot resolve moral conflicts, but it can help to more accurately frame the debates about those conflicts.
- Heinz Pagels
Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
- George Washington
Peace begins when the hungry are fed.
World peace is us... We are each walking agents of the vision of peace we carry inside us.
- Kathleen Vande Kieft
I do admit that the destructive energy is there, but it is evanescent, always futile before the creative, which is permanent.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
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
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
- Jonathan Kozol
I expect to pass through this world but once, therefore any good that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not come this way again.
- Stephen Grellett
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.
- General Omar Bradley
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
When the rich make war, it's the poor that die.
- Jean-Paul Sartre
The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.
- Hubert H. Humphrey
If we cannot end our differences at least we can make the world safe for diversity.