The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.
- Frank Kent
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.
There is no conflict that cannot be resolved. Violent conflict is created and sustained by human beings, and it can be ended by human beings.
- George Mitchell
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
- Malcolm X
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
- Indira Gandhi
No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger that its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise.
- Marian Anderson
Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
- David Hume
The point of nonviolence is to build...a strong new floor, beneath which we can no longer sink...a few feet above napalm, torture, exploitation, poison gas, A and H bombs, the works. Give man a decent place to stand.
- Joan Baez
War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
- Thomas Mann
Whenever I hear any one arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
- Abraham Lincoln
I hope...that mankind will at length, as they call themselves reasonable creatures, have reason and sense enough to settle their differences without cutting throats; for in my opinion there never was a good war, or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin
When men talk about defense, they always claim to be protecting women and children, but they never ask the women and children what they think.
- Pat Schroeder
I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
- Abraham Lincoln
Segregation was wrong when it was forced by white people, and I believe it is still wrong when it is requested by black people.