I hope...that mankind will at length, as they call themselves reasonable creatures, have reason and sense enough to settle their differences without cutting throats; for in my opinion there never was a good war, or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin
Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich; these are at war with one another.
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
There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.
- Havelock Ellis
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
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
The first essential characteristics of nonviolent action is that it is creative.
- Hildegarde Goss-Mayr
I'm not really interested in persuading people, I don't want to and I try to make this point obvious. What I'd like to do is to help people persuade themselves.
- Noam Chomsky
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
- William Ellery Channing
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
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
- Elie Weisel
When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.
- Nelson Mandela
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.