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
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
- George Orwell
Those for whom peace is no more than a dream are asleep to the future.
- Jack DuVall
When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela
The infusion of a sense of righteousness into the common urge to bash things around has always proved to be a powerful stimulus to action.
- Kenneth Boulding
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
War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
- Thomas Mann
The first essential characteristics of nonviolent action is that it is creative.
- Hildegarde Goss-Mayr
I believe we are on the edge of a quantum leap into a whole new way of organizing and living as a human family.
- Mairead Corrigan Maguire
The absence of risk is a sure sign of mediocrity.
- Charles de Foucauld
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
Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.
- Walter Lippmann
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
- William Shakespeare
The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.