Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.
- African Proverb
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
- Thomas Carlyle
Historians are among the major enemies of the human race, interested only in the glorification of war and the despicable concept of national greatness.
- Kenneth Boulding
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
Don't ever let them pull you down so low as to hate them. (also cited as: I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.)
- Booker T. Washington
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it stands than to anything on which it is poured.
Mankind will never win lasting peace so long as men use their full resources only in tasks of war. While we are yet at peace, let us mobilize...the moral and spiritual potentialities...which we usually reserve for war.
- John Foster Dulles
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
Aye, fight! But not your neighbor. Fight rather all the things that cause you and your neighbor to fight.
- Mikhail Naim
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
- Malcolm X
You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
- Albert Einstein
Many oppressors are also oppressed. Nonviolent confrontation is the only confrontation that allows us to respond realistically to such complexity.
- Jane Meyerding
Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world.
- Malcolm X
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.