Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- Francis of Assisi
If it were proved to me that in making war, my ideal had a chance of being realized, I would still say "No" to war. For one does not create human society on mounds of corpses.
- Louis Lecoin
Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein
I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.
- Septima Poinsette Clark
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
- Mark Twain
The besetting sin of most clever people is that it is much easier to say clever things than true ones.
- Kenneth Boulding
Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.
- Abraham Lincoln
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
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.
- Barbara Deming
Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict -- alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.
- Dorothy Thompson
You can no more win a war than win an earthquake.
- Jeanette Rankin
Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever.
- Lord Chesterfield
When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.