An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind. --Mohandas Gandhi
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. --Isaac Asimov
The purpose of all war is peace. --Saint Augustine (354-430)
The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category. --Adolf Hitler
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
You can get more done with a kind word and a 2"x4" than with a kind word alone.
"I can picture a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it." -- Vijay Iyer
"When I die, I want to go just like my Grandfather, in my sleep. Not like the screaming passengers in the car he was driving." --Ancient Chinese Proverb
"Show me the spot where American blood was shed on American soil. --Abe Lincoln
"If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him." --Voltaire
"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent" -- Isaac Asimov
"I have met the enemy and he is us." -- Pogo Possum
The heart has reason of which reason itself is ignorant -- Kant.
Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman. Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850), Woman in the Nineteenth Century, 1845
"One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better." --Daniel Berrigan
"Men rarely (if ever) manage to dream up a god superior to themselves. Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child."
- Robert Heinlein
"Blind faith is truly a miracle. With faith, there is no question too big even for the smallest mind." --Rev. Morgan
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. A war to protect other human beings against tyrannical injustice; a war to give victory to their own ideas of right and good, and which is their own war, carried on for an honest purpose by their own free choice - is often the means of their regeneration." -- John Stuart Mill
"I don't help poor people. I am not a social worker" --Mother Teresa