The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and errors, its successes and setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.
- Dag Hammarskjold
If we cannot end our differences at least we can make the world safe for diversity.
- John F. Kennedy
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 good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
- Bertrand Russell
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 thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
The cause of violence is not ignorance. It is self-interest. ... Only reverence can restrain violence -- reverence for human life and the environment.
- William Sloan Coffin, Jr.
War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace with justice.
- Norman Cousins
Someday they'll give a war and nobody will come.
- Carl Sandburg
Legitimacy is like the air we breathe; we only notice it when it is not there.
- Kenneth Boulding
Peace begins when the hungry are fed.
Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.
- Abraham Lincoln
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
- Malcolm X
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.