Only in time of fear is government thrown back to its primitive and sole function of self-defense and the many interests of which it is the guardian become subordinate to that.
-Jane Addams
American Social Reformer, Peace Activist
1931 Nobel Peace Prize Winner


 

We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity.
-Rachel Carson
American marine biologist, author, and conservationist
Mother of the Environmental Movement


 

The contention that a standing army and navy is the best security of peace is about as logical as the claim that the most peaceful citizen is he who goes about heavily armed.
-Emma Goldman
Political Activist ad Writer


 

No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free
-Assata Shakur
Former Member of the Black Liberation Army, Activist


 

War is what happens when language fails
-Margaret Atwood, Writer


 

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