I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they'll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action.
- Malcolm X
It belongs to the very substance of nonviolence never to destroy or damage another person's feeling of self worth, even an opponent's. We all need, constantly, an advance of trust and affirmation.
- Bernard Haring
It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.
- Albert Camus
No one is so foolish as to prefer to peace, war, in which, instead of sons burying their fathers, fathers bury their sons.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
- Nelson Mandela
When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.
- Nelson Mandela
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
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
- George Bernard Shaw
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
Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
- David Hume
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln
Violence just hurts those who are already hurt...Instead of exposing the brutality of the oppressor, it justifies it.
- Cesar Chavez
The trouble of half-truths is the other half.
- Kenneth Boulding
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.