Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.
- Henry David Thoreau
I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: "The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that's fair." In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.
- Bertrand Russell
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- Francis of Assisi
Men are so accustomed to maintaining external order by violence that they cannot conceive of life being possible without violence.
- Leo Tolstoy
If we divide reality into two camps the violent and the nonviolent and stand in one camp while attacking the other, the world will never have peace.
- Thich Nhat Hanh
You can out-distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you.
- Rwandan Proverb
The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain
The cause of violence is not ignorance. It is self-interest. ... Only reverence can restrain violence -- reverence for human life and the environment.
- William Sloan Coffin, Jr.
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
We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Luciano de Crescenzo
The pacifist's task today is to find a method of helping and healing which provides a revolutionary constructive substitute for war.
- Vera Brittain
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it stands than to anything on which it is poured.
If you torture data sufficiently, it will confess to almost anything.
- Fred Menger
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.