Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: Indeed it's the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead
We declare our right on this earth...to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.
- Malcolm X
Nationalism is an infantile sickness. It is the measles of the human race.
- Albert Einstein
One day we shall win freedom, but not only for ourselves. We shall so appeal to your heart and conscience that we shall win you in the process, and our victory will be a double victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The ugliest is that man who thinks nothing is worth fighting and dying for and lets men better and braver than himself protect him.
- John Stuart Mill
The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.
- Hannah Arendt
If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.
- Anita Koddick
If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
- Joan Baez
Let all bear in mind that a society is judged not so much by the standards attained by its more affluent and privileged members as by the quality of life which it is able to assure for its weakest members.
- H.E. Javier Perez de Cuellar
Peace is the skillful management of conflict.
- Kenneth Boulding
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
- Bertrand Russell
Peace is an environment where conflicts are resolved without violence, where people are free, not exploited, living so they can grow to their full potential.
- Gerard Vanderhaar
In separateness lies the world's great misery; in compassion lies the world's true strength.
- Siddhartha Gautama
The...human race is characterized by efforts to get along much more than by violent disputes, although it's the latter that make the history books. Violence is actually exceptional. The human race has survived because of cooperation.
- Gerard Vanderhaar
Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich; these are at war with one another.