Peace we want because there is another war to fight against poverty, disease and ignorance.
If development is the new name for peace, war and preparations for war are the major enemy of the healthy development of peoples. If we take the common good of all humanity as our norm, instead of individual greed, peace would be possible.
Every war, when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
Imagine all the people living life in peace.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.
Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
There never was a good war or a bad revolution.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
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