Empathy is the biggest negotiation tool. I must try to understand where the other person's coming from to make points for my side.
- Lee Ducat
We must improve our talk/do ratio.
- Stewart Brand
The pacifist's task today is to find a method of helping and healing which provides a revolutionary constructive substitute for war.
- Vera Brittain
The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
- Heda Bejar
The first essential characteristics of nonviolent action is that it is creative.
- Hildegarde Goss-Mayr
I am part and parcel of the whole and cannot find God apart from the rest of humanity.
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
No one is so foolish as to prefer to peace, war, in which, instead of sons burying their fathers, fathers bury their sons.
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
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
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
The first thing to be disrupted by our commitment to nonviolence will be not the system but our own lives.
- James Douglass
Many oppressors are also oppressed. Nonviolent confrontation is the only confrontation that allows us to respond realistically to such complexity.
- Jane Meyerding
The weakness of pure individualism is that there are no pure individuals.
- Kenneth Boulding
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
The longer we listen to one another -- with real attention -- the more commonality we will find in all our lives. That is, if we are careful to exchange with one another life stories and not simply opinions.