If we do not change our direction we are likely to end up where we are headed for.
- Chinese Proverb
The first thing to be disrupted by our commitment to nonviolence will be not the system but our own lives.
- James Douglass
I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.
- Septima Poinsette Clark
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
- Desmond Tutu
Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.
- Abraham Lincoln
The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
- Pablo Casals
The infusion of a sense of righteousness into the common urge to bash things around has always proved to be a powerful stimulus to action.
- Kenneth Boulding
Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.
- John F. Kennedy
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
There is no time left for anything but to make peace work a dimension of our every waking activity.
- Elise Boulding
No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger that its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise.
- Marian Anderson
When the rich make war, it's the poor that die.
- Jean-Paul Sartre
Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak...Non-violence is hard work. It is the willingness to sacrifice. It is the patience to win.
- Cesar Chavez
In separateness lies the world's great misery; in compassion lies the world's true strength.
- Siddhartha Gautama
The point of nonviolence is to build...a strong new floor, beneath which we can no longer sink...a few feet above napalm, torture, exploitation, poison gas, A and H bombs, the works. Give man a decent place to stand.