The search for truth is more precious than its possession.
- Albert Einstein
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
- Abraham Lincoln
Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.
- Thomas Merton
I do admit that the destructive energy is there, but it is evanescent, always futile before the creative, which is permanent.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
If you want peace, work for justice.
- Pope Paul VI
Nationalism is an infantile sickness. It is the measles of the human race.
- Albert Einstein
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
- Indira Gandhi
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
Segregation was wrong when it was forced by white people, and I believe it is still wrong when it is requested by black people.
- Coretta Scott King
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
I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: "The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that's fair." In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.
- Bertrand Russell
Sensitivity to the immense needs of humanity brings with it a spontaneous rejection of the arms race, which is incompatible with the all out struggle against hunger, sickness, under-development and illiteracy.
- Pope John Paul II
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
- John F. Kennedy
Nonviolence which is a quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.