I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they'll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action.
- Malcolm X
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
- Helen Keller
The human mind likes a strange idea as little as the body likes a strange protein and resists it with a similar energy.
- W.H. Beveridge
War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
- Thomas Mann
It is reasonable that every one who asks justice should do justice.
- Thomas Jefferson
Aye, fight! But not your neighbor. Fight rather all the things that cause you and your neighbor to fight.
- Mikhail Naim
We are going to have to find ways of organizing ourselves cooperatively, sanely, scientifically, harmonically and in regenerative spontaneity with the rest of humanity around the earth.
- Buckminster Fuller
I have invented something which...I have been calling "Senesh's Law" -- That if you can't teach it to the second grade it probably isn't true.
- Kenneth Boulding
The longer we listen to one another -- with real attention -- the more commonality we will find in all our lives. That is, if we are careful to exchange with one another life stories and not simply opinions.
- Barbara Deming
The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.
- Hubert H. Humphrey
An act of love, a voluntary taking on oneself of some of the pain of the world, increases the courage and love and hope of all.
- Dorothy Day
When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.
- Nelson Mandela
No man is an island entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
- John Donne
There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.
- A.J. Muste
Peace is the work of justice indirectly, in so far as justice removes the obstacles to peace; but it is the work of charity (love) directly, since charity, according to its very notion, causes peace.