If it were proved to me that in making war, my ideal had a chance of being realized, I would still say "No" to war. For one does not create human society on mounds of corpses.
- Louis Lecoin
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
- Nelson Mandela
I do admit that the destructive energy is there, but it is evanescent, always futile before the creative, which is permanent.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of humans as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is not safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller
Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln
A solid rock is not disturbed by the wind; even so, a wise person is not agitated by praise or blame.
An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.
- Lynn Johnston
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
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
- Jonathan Kozol
Prosperity is the best protector of principle.
- Mark Twain
I have invented something which...I have been calling "Senesh's Law" -- That if you can't teach it to the second grade it probably isn't true.
- Kenneth Boulding
Let all bear in mind that a society is judged not so much by the standards attained by its more affluent and privileged members as by the quality of life which it is able to assure for its weakest members.