The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
- Robert Lynd
Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.
- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela
Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
- George Washington
A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it.
- William Ralph Inge
There is no time left for anything but to make peace work a dimension of our every waking activity.
- Elise Boulding
What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren't supposed to work if they had families. What were they going to do when the children are grown - watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
There is no such thing as defeat in non-violence.
- Cesar Chavez
The people who burned witches at the stake never...thought of their act as violence...[but rather] as an act of divinely mandated righteousness. The same can be said of most of the violence we humans have ever committed.
- Gil Bailie
There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.
- Havelock Ellis
There are only two families in the world, as my grandmother used to say: the haves and the have-nots
- Sancho Panza
War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace with justice.
- Norman Cousins
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
Nothing that is morally wrong can be politically right.
- William E. Gladstone
Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich; these are at war with one another.