True compassion is more than flinging a coin at a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring

Dr Martin Luther King Jnr

Behind the maze of field trenches, in which working men and employees shot down each other while their bosses made good profits by it

Kurt Tucholsky, First World War

Freedom from fear can never be seperated from freedom from want

H.V. Evatt

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent

Abraham Lincoln

When the rich wage war it is the poor who die

Jean-Paul Sartre

The arc of the universe is long but is bent towards justice

Martin Luther King

The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate.... Returning violence for violence multiples violence, 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

Dr Martin Luther King Jnr

There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people

Howard Zinn

The line dividing dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.

Mark Twain