Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller
You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
- Albert Einstein
War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
- Thomas Mann
An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.
- Lynn Johnston
The pacifist's task today is to find a method of helping and healing which provides a revolutionary constructive substitute for war.
- Vera Brittain
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela
The point of nonviolence is to build...a strong new floor, beneath which we can no longer sink...a few feet above napalm, torture, exploitation, poison gas, A and H bombs, the works. Give man a decent place to stand.
- Joan Baez
The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
- Steven King
Peace we want because there is another war to fight against poverty, disease and ignorance.
- Indira Gandhi
A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it.
- William Ralph Inge
Nobody was born nonviolent. No one was born charitable. None of us comes to these things by nature but only by conversion. The first duty of the nonviolent community is helping its members...come to conversion.
- Lanza del Vasto
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they'll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action.
- Malcolm X
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.