All we are saying … is give peace a chance.
- John Lennon
Anything you strive to hold captive will hold you captive and if you desire
freedom you must give freedom.
- Peace Pilgrim (1908-1981, American peace activist)
As a doctor, as well as a mother, and a worlds citizen I wish to practice the
ultimate form of preventive medicine by ridding the earth of these technologies
that propagate disease, suffering and death.
- Helen Caldicott
As they used to say 'What if they gave a war and nobody came?'
How worthwhile if they declared a day of peace and everybody came.
- Ed Asner
Educations purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
- Malcomb S. Forbes
Encourage one another daily.
I would rather lose in a cause which I know someday will triumph than triumph
in a cause than I know someday must fail.
- Wendell Wilkie
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor,
it cannot save the few who are rich.
- John F. Kennedy
It is my profound conviction that nuclear weapons did not, and will not,
of themselves prevent major war.
To the contrary,
I am persuaded that the presence of these hideous devices unnecessarily
prolonged and intensified the Cold War.
In today's security environment, threats of their employment have been fully
exposed as neither credible nor of any military utility.
- General Lee Butler, (Head of US Strategic Nuclear Forces 1991-1994.)
It would be naive to think that peace and justice can be achieved easily.
No set of rules or study of history will automatically resolve the problems …
However, with faith and perseverance, …
complex problems in the past have been resolved in our search for justice and peace.
- Jimmy Carter
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change
the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead
Nothing that I can do will change the structures of the universe.
But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes –
goodwill among men and peace on earth.
- Albert Einstein
Nothing we do changes the past, but everything we do changes the future.
The Nuclear arms race is like two people sitting in a pool of gasoline
spending all their time making matches.
- John Denver
Peace can only last where human rights are respected,
where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.
- Dalai Lama
Since I don't foresee that atomic energy is to be a great boon for a long
time, I have to say that for the present it is a menace.
Perhaps it is well that it should be.
It may intimidate the human race into bringing order into its international
affairs, which, without the presence of fear, it would not do.
- Albert Einstein
There is no education like adversity.
There never was a good war or a bad peace!
- Benjamin Franklin
Those who profess to love freedom and yet deprecate agitation are those who
want crops without plowing.
This struggle may be a moral one,
or it may be physical, but it must be a struggle.
- Frederick Douglass, 1817?-1895
Today, the scale and horror of modern warfare — whether nuclear or not —
makes it totally unacceptable as a means of settling differences between nations.
War should belong to the tragic past, to history;
it should find no place on humanity's agenda for the future.
- Pope John Paul II
War, and the preparation for war, are the two greatest obstacles to human
progress, fostering a vicious cycle of arms buildups, violence and poverty.
- Oscar Arias Sanchez, former president of Costa Rica, Nobel Peace Prize 1987
War is a coward's escape from the problems of peace.
- Thomas Mann
War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys
the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
- John F. Kennedy
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body,
but you will never imprison my mind.
- Mahatma Gandhi