What good is a house, if you haven't got a decent planet to put it on?
- Henry David Thoreau
To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.
If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I plan to stand by nonviolence, because I have found it to be a philosophy of life that regulates not only my dealings in the struggle for racial justice, but also my dealings with people, and with my own self.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
- Helen Keller
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- Francis of Assisi
We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives, that it is inside ourselves.
- Albert Camus
There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.
- Havelock Ellis
If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
No one is so foolish as to prefer to peace, war, in which, instead of sons burying their fathers, fathers bury their sons.
If we divide reality into two camps the violent and the nonviolent and stand in one camp while attacking the other, the world will never have peace.
- Thich Nhat Hanh
Very few people chose war. They chose selfishness and the result was war. Each of us, individually and nationally, must choose: total love or total war.
- Dave Dellinger
If it were proved to me that in making war, my ideal had a chance of being realized, I would still say "No" to war. For one does not create human society on mounds of corpses.