|"Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man."
"Nonviolence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.
Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable
part of our very being."
"I believe it is impossible to end hatred with hatred."
|"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the
starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace
and brotherhood can never become a reality."
"I refuse to accept the cynical notion that nation after nation must
spiral down a militaristic stairway into the hell of nuclear annihilation."
"Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind."
|Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
|"He's the universal soldier and he really is to blame. His orders come
from far away no more. They come from him and you and me, and
brothers, can't you see, this is not the way to put an end to war."
|"Stability and peace in our land will not come from the barrel
of a gun, because peace without justice is an impossibility."
|"If it's natural to kill, how come men
have to go into training to learn how?"
|"We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt
and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for
hate, thereby making the present comfortable and the future promising."
|"We must be prepared to make heroic
sacrifices for the cause of peace that we
make ungrudgingly for the cause of war."
|"It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their
passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward
the patient labors of peace."
|"To suggest that war can prevent war is a base play on words and a despicable form of
warmongering. The objective of any who sincerely believe in peace clearly must be to
exhaust every honorable recourse in the effort to save the peace ...
We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children."
|"Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you will join us, and the world will live as one."
|"If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to
work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner."
|"There are no warlike people,
just warlike leaders."
|"If God's on our side,
He'll stop the next war."
|"Mankind must remember that peace is not God's gift
to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other."
|"War is as outmoded as cannibalism, chattel
slavery, blood-feuds and dueling - an insult to
God and man - a daily crucifixion of Christ."
|"Whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.
Love your enemies, bless those who curse you.
Do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who
spitefully use you and persecute you."
|Support war or support the peace your religion professes. You can't have it both ways.
|Justin and Yoshiko Dart
|NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 2011: LEYMAH GBOWEE, ELLEN JOHNSON SIRLEAF, TAWAKUL KARMAN