No man is an island entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
- John Donne
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
- Winston Churchill
The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.
- Frank Kent
The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
- Heda Bejar
Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
- George Washington
War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace with justice.
- Norman Cousins
War stirs in men's hearts the mud of their worst instincts. It puts a premium on violence, nourishes hatred, and gives free rein to cupidity. It crushes the weak, exalts the unworthy, and bolsters tyranny.
- Charles DeGaulle
When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers.
- Colleen C. Barrett
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.
World peace is us... We are each walking agents of the vision of peace we carry inside us.
- Kathleen Vande Kieft
The first essential characteristics of nonviolent action is that it is creative.
- Hildegarde Goss-Mayr
Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
- Nelson Mandela
Legitimacy is like the air we breathe; we only notice it when it is not there.
- Kenneth Boulding
If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in the struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
There is no time left for anything but to make peace work a dimension of our every waking activity.