Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln
War stirs in men's hearts the mud of their worst instincts. It puts a premium on violence, nourishes hatred, and gives free rein to cupidity. It crushes the weak, exalts the unworthy, and bolsters tyranny.
- Charles DeGaulle
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
The point of nonviolence is to build...a strong new floor, beneath which we can no longer sink...a few feet above napalm, torture, exploitation, poison gas, A and H bombs, the works. Give man a decent place to stand.
- Joan Baez
Disappointment, failure, and frustration are the main agents of change. Success is a poor teacher, for it usually only confirms us in what we thought we already knew.
- Kenneth Boulding
Being a pacifist between wars is as easy as being a vegetarian between meals.
- Ammon Hennacy
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
Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more.
- Oscar Wilde
What good is a house, if you haven't got a decent planet to put it on?
- Henry David Thoreau
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
- John F. Kennedy
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
Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
- Albert Einstein
Let all bear in mind that a society is judged not so much by the standards attained by its more affluent and privileged members as by the quality of life which it is able to assure for its weakest members.
- H.E. Javier Perez de Cuellar
The bomb that fell on Hiroshima fell on America, too.
- Hermann Hagedorn
Aye, fight! But not your neighbor. Fight rather all the things that cause you and your neighbor to fight.