The...human race is characterized by efforts to get along much more than by violent disputes, although it's the latter that make the history books. Violence is actually exceptional. The human race has survived because of cooperation.
- Gerard Vanderhaar
When you give food to the poor, they call you a saint. When you ask why the poor have no food, they call you a communist.
- Helder Camara
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
When men talk about defense, they always claim to be protecting women and children, but they never ask the women and children what they think.
- Pat Schroeder
Compromise does not mean cowardice.
- John F. Kennedy
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela
The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill
War stirs in men's hearts the mud of their worst instincts. It puts a premium on violence, nourishes hatred, and gives free rein to cupidity. It crushes the weak, exalts the unworthy, and bolsters tyranny.
- Charles DeGaulle
When we yield to discouragement it is usually because we give too much thought to the past and to the future.
- Therese of Lisieux
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
- Indira Gandhi
Nonviolence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Someday they'll give a war and nobody will come.
- Carl Sandburg
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
If there's this many hungry people there's really something wrong.
- Andy Warhol
The search for truth is more precious than its possession.