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
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
If we do not change our direction we are likely to end up where we are headed for.
- Chinese Proverb
Being a pacifist between wars is as easy as being a vegetarian between meals.
- Ammon Hennacy
Nobody was born nonviolent. No one was born charitable. None of us comes to these things by nature but only by conversion. The first duty of the nonviolent community is helping its members...come to conversion.
- Lanza del Vasto
The only final good is the quality of human life.
- Kenneth Boulding
In separateness lies the world's great misery; in compassion lies the world's true strength.
- Siddhartha Gautama
For it isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Whenever I hear any one arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
- Abraham Lincoln
Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.
- Martin Luther
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
The arms race can kill, though the weapons themselves may never be used...by their cost alone, armaments kill the poor by causing them to starve.
- Vatican statement to the U.N.
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
- Indira Gandhi
I believe we are on the edge of a quantum leap into a whole new way of organizing and living as a human family.