Legitimacy is like the air we breathe; we only notice it when it is not there.
- Kenneth Boulding
I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody.
- Benjamin Franklin
The arms race can kill, though the weapons themselves may never be used...by their cost alone, armaments kill the poor by causing them to starve.
- Vatican statement to the U.N.
The man who goes into the world believing that everyone is his enemy will very soon find his suspicions confirmed.
- Kenneth Boulding
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
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
- Thomas Carlyle
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it stands than to anything on which it is poured.
The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.
- Hannah Arendt
The pacifist's task today is to find a method of helping and healing which provides a revolutionary constructive substitute for war.
- Vera Brittain
The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.
- Hubert H. Humphrey
Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
- Albert Einstein
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
- Helen Keller
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
- Indira Gandhi
Science cannot resolve moral conflicts, but it can help to more accurately frame the debates about those conflicts.