Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.
- Henry David Thoreau
No man is an island entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
- John Donne
World peace is us... We are each walking agents of the vision of peace we carry inside us.
- Kathleen Vande Kieft
There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.
- Havelock Ellis
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
- William Ellery Channing
Don't be afraid of opposition. Remember, a kite rises against -- not with -- the wind.
- Hamilton Mabie
Peace is not the product of a victory or a command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions.
- Oscar Arias
We must be the change we wish to see.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
- Bertrand Russell
If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
- Moshe Dayan
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
People try nonviolence for a week and when it doesn't 'work' they go back to violence, which hasn't worked for centuries.
- Theodore Roszak
A leader who does not hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.
- Golda Meir
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.