"You must be the change you wish to see in
the world." - Mohatma Gandhi
"Peace is not merely a distant goal that we
seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Art of Peace does not rely on weapons or brute force
to succeed." -- Morihei Ueshiba
never was a good war or a bad peace." - Benjamin
is delightful (only) to those who have not experienced
it." -- Desiderius Erasmus
will win who knows when to fight and when not to
fight." -- Sun Tzu
war is obsolete or men are.." - R. Buckminster
"There is more hunger for love and appreciation
in this world than for bread. "-- Mother Teresa
lasting peace is the work of education; all politics
can do is keep us out of war." - Maria Montessori
limit a child to your own learning, for he (she)
was born in another time." - Rabbinic saying
"Children require guidance and sympathy far
more than instruction." - Annie Sullivan
"War is a crime. Ask the infantry and ask
the dead." - Ernest Hemingway
"In forgiving, people are not being asked
to forget. On the contrary, it is important to
remember, so that we should not let such atrocities
happen again. Forgiveness does not mean condoning
what has been done. It means taking what happened
seriously...drawing out the sting in the memory
that threatens our entire existence." --
Bishop Desmond Tutu
"War makes the victor stupid and the vanquished
vengeful." - Friedrich Nietzsche
"Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion.
It is not for the timid or weak... Non-violence
is hard work. It is the willingness to sacrifice.
It is the patience to win." -- Cesar Chavez
"When the rich make war it's the poor that
die." - Jean-Paul Sartre
"The draft is white people sending black people
to fight yellow people to protect the country they
stole from red people." -- Gerome Ragni
are six things God hates, seven that are detestable
to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that
shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked
schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,
a false witness who pours out lies and a man who
stirs up dissension among brothers." - The
Bible Prov. 6:16-19 (NIV)
'justify' means nothing else than to acquit of guilt
him (her) who was accused as if his own innocence
were confirmed." - John Calvin
fellow Americans, let us take that first step. Let
us...step back from the shadow of war and seek out
the way of peace. And if that journey is a thousand
miles, or even more, let history record that we
in this land at this time, took the first step."
-- John F. Kennedy
cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war."
- Albert Einstein
"In the end antiblack, antifemale, and all
forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same
thing - antihumanism." -- Shirley Chisholm
we are to live together in peace, we must come to
know each other better." -- Lyndon B Johnson
"So long as governments set the example of
killing their enemies, private citizens will occasionally
kill theirs." -- Elbert Hubbard
"The rich swell up with pride, the poor from
hunger." -- Sholom Aleichem
"The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly
that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful
tomorrows." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
gun that is fired, every warship launched, every
rocket fired, signifies, in the final sense, a theft
from those who hunger and are not fed, those who
are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms
is not spending money alone. It is spending the
sweat of its labourers, the genius of its scientists,
the hopes of its children. " -- Dwight D. Eisenhower
"The things that will
destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure
without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge
without character; business without morality; science
without humanity; and worship without sacrifice."
" Work like you
don't need the money. Love like you've never been
hurt. Dance like nobody's watching." -- Satchel
suffer with those who have disappeared, those who
have had to flee their homes, and those who have
been tortured." - Archbishop
"The stroke of
the whip maketh marks in the flesh: but the stroke
of the tongue breaketh the bones. Many have fallen
by the edge of the sword: but not so many as have
fallen by the tongue." -- Ecclesiasticus Apocrypha
has no special time of its own. It's hour is now
-- always ." - Albert
"It's better to
keep your mouth shut and give the impression that
you're stupid than to open it and remove all doubt."
-- Rami Belson
courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it
must be something more than two wolves and a sheep
voting on what to have for dinner." -
"In a war of ideas
it is people who get killed. -- Stanislaw Lec
me the money that has been spent in war and I will
clothe every man, woman, and child in an attire
of which kings and queens will be proud. I will
build a schoolhouse in every valley over the whole
-- Charles Sumner
is a common experience that a problem difficult
at night is resolved in the morning after the committee
of sleep has worked on it.-
Attainment of freedom, whether for a person, a nation
or a world, must be in exact proportion to the attainment
of nonviolence for each"
"Do not put such
unlimited power into the hands of the husbands.
Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could."
-- Abigail Adams
are the first nation to starve to death in a storehouse
that's overfilled with everything we want."
- Will Rogers
is the diplomatic name for the law of the jungle."
-- Ely Culbertson
"It's a phony issue. To pretend the death penalty
is going to end crime in the United States is to
fool people, to promote public ignorance."
-- Rudolph W. Giuliani
am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which
I am prepared to kill." -
"Not every action
requires military action. As a matter of fact, military
action is the very last resort for us." --
George W. Bush
are the living messages we send to a time we will
not see." -
John W. Whitehead
Before God we are equally
wise -- and equally foolish." -- Albert Einstein
is the harvest of love as war is the fruit of hate."
- Joan Walsh
is a vaccine for violence."
-- Edward James Olmost
The following was was
written by "Father" Dennis Edward O'Brien,
USMC. It is often quoted by war supporters. One
can't help but note the perverse logic (and the
obvious bias in the "chaplain's" profession.
I have made a couple of edits via strikethrough.
- Charlie Jackson
It is the soldier, not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press. Who
burned the books.
It is the soldier, not the poet,
Who has given
us freedom of speech. Who silenced the protestors.
It is the soldier, not the organizer,
given us the freedom to demonstrate. Who operated
prisons at Auschwitz, Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo.
It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag, Who serves
beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows
the protestor to burn the flag. And Who prays
to the flag (...instead of defending the Constition,
which was their oath).
Here is another version,
more of what one would expect from a "priest".
- Charlie Jackson
It is the reporter, not the soldier,
Who records the crimes of government.
It is the poet, not the soldier, Who gives us the
words to sing and shout.
It is the organizer, not the soldier, Who stands
defenseless in front of tyrants.
It is the defender of the justice, Who needs no
flag, Who serves the people,
And Who needs no coffin. Who forgives the soldier
who nails him to the cross.
is giving more than you can; pride is taking less
than you need." -
"In peace the
sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers
bury their sons." - Croesus
you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed
one." - Mother
"If someone kills
it is as if he had killed all man(human)kind,
and if someone saves a persons life, it is
as if he had saved all man(human)kind." - The
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."
"Texas has yet
to learn submission to any oppression, come from
what source it may." -- Sam Houston
pray too,' said Grandad. 'Pebbles and boulders
and old weathered hills. They are still and silent,
those are two important ways to pray.'" - Douglas
"Even if you are a minority of
one, the truth is the truth." - Mahatma Gandhi
I stand before thee at the day's end, thou shalt
see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also
my healing. - Rabindranath Tagore
opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference."
"Victory or Death" --
William Barret Travis
you wanna make the world a better place,
take a look at yourself and then make the change
- Michael Jackson
is a weapon of the strong" -
"The spirit of liberty appears
to be looking down from it's elevated throne saying:
Behold your Brothers: Crockett, Bowie, Travis. They
preferred to die a thousand times rather than submit
themselves to the tyrants yoke" -- Juan Sequin
I treasure most in life is being able to dream.
During my most difficult moments and complex situations
I have been able to dream of a more beautiful future."
Rigoberta Menchú Tum
"Wise are those who learn that the bottom
line doesn't always have to be their top priority."
- William A. Ward
man who dies rich dies disgraced. -
George Francis Johnson
"Murder and capital
punishment are not opposites that cancel one another,
but similars that breed their kind." -- George
we owe our freedom to our fighting men (and women)?
To be drafted is to be enslaved. How can we owe
our freedom to slaves? They may have fought bravely
and died with courage, but they haven't given us
any freedom." -
"Faith is not
belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active."
-- Edith Hamilton
is simply another way of saying that a nation reaps
what it sows." - Chalmers
"I feel no need for any other
faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings.
I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the
life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels"
-- Pearl S. Buck
is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart."
will shine in the dark for a decent person who is
merciful, compassionate, and fair. -
"Whoso loves, believes the
impossible" -- Elizabeth Barret Browning
is not healthy for children and other living things
- Another Mother For Peace
The benefits of education and of useful knowledge,
generally diffused through a community, are essential
to the preservation of a free government."
"The moment a man (or woman)
claims a right to control the will of a fellow being
by physical force, he is at heart a slaveholder.
" -- Henry C. Wright
who can't do, teach. Those who can't teach, run
for office -