The first essential characteristics of nonviolent action is that it is creative.
- Hildegarde Goss-Mayr
Violence just hurts those who are already hurt...Instead of exposing the brutality of the oppressor, it justifies it.
- Cesar Chavez
Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more.
- Oscar Wilde
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
- Augustine of Hippo
When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
The pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service.
- Albert Einstein
The miracle of the wicked is reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous.
- Winston Churchill
The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
- Heda Bejar
A crisis is a turning point.
- Anne Lindthorst
We must improve our talk/do ratio.
- Stewart Brand
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
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
The pens which write against disarmament are made with the same steel from which guns are made.
- Aristide Briand
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.