In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
- Augustine of Hippo
Aye, fight! But not your neighbor. Fight rather all the things that cause you and your neighbor to fight.
- Mikhail Naim
A solid rock is not disturbed by the wind; even so, a wise person is not agitated by praise or blame.
Very few people chose war. They chose selfishness and the result was war. Each of us, individually and nationally, must choose: total love or total war.
- Dave Dellinger
I plan to stand by nonviolence, because I have found it to be a philosophy of life that regulates not only my dealings in the struggle for racial justice, but also my dealings with people, and with my own self.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.
- African Proverb
Many oppressors are also oppressed. Nonviolent confrontation is the only confrontation that allows us to respond realistically to such complexity.
- Jane Meyerding
The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill
Gandhi once declared that it was his wife who unwittingly taught him the effectiveness of nonviolence. Who better than women should know that battles can be won without resort to physical strength?
- Barbara Deming
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
In separateness lies the world's great misery; in compassion lies the world's true strength.
- Siddhartha Gautama
Historians are among the major enemies of the human race, interested only in the glorification of war and the despicable concept of national greatness.
- Kenneth Boulding
A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it.
- William Ralph Inge
Change comes not from men and women changing their minds, but from the change from one generation to the next.
- J. K. Galbraith
Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.