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Violence Quotes

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Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

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Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.
Its seat is in the heart,
and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The main goal of the future is to stop violence.
The world is addicted to it.
- Bill Cosby

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

 

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart,
cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Where there is no emotion,
there is no motive for violence.
- the character Spock in the Star Trek television series

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is the article of faith.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.
- Lao Tzu

Peace cannot be achieved through violence,
it can only be attained through understanding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poverty is the worst form of violence.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

An unjust law is itself a species of violence.
Arrest for its breach is more so.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
- Isaac Asimov

Interesting.
You Earth people glorify organized violence for 40 centuries,
but you imprison those who employ it privately.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

Heroism on command, senseless violence,
and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -
how passionately I hate them!
- Albert Einstein

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I object to violence because
when it appears to do good,
the good is only temporary;
the evil it does is permanent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I have nothing new to teach the world.
Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills.
All I have done is to try experiments
in both on as vast a scale as I could.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Intolerance is itself a form of violence
and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Anger is the enemy of non-violence
and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

My religion is based on truth and non-violence.
Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realizing Him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Wrestling is ballet with violence.
- Jesse Ventura

Having seen the devastation of war first hand,
Eisenhower came both to despise war
and to see that "war settles nothing."
On the other hand, Ike was certainly no peacenik.
He understood that, in an emergency,
action must be met with reaction.
When truly necessary, violence met with violence -
but never hate responded to with hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.
- Roger Kahn

The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress,
as well for his defence against injury and violence,
as for his repose.
- Edward Coke

People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.
- Don DeLillo

Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation,
and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands
prevails over that of those who obey.
- Denis Diderot

I say violence is necessary.
It is as American as cherry pie.
- H. Rap Brown

For decades, the violence in the Middle East has claimed
a multitude of innocent civilian victims:
Men,
women and children, Arab and Israeli.
- John Conyers

But transitions from the politics of violence to democratic
compromise are always messy.
- Timothy Garton Ash

Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words,
breaking the rules of normal speech,
violating common sense.
Freedom is violence.
- Norman O. Brown

We can't answer King's assassination with violence.
That would be the worst tribute we could pay him.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

We decry violence all the time in this country,
but look at our history.
We were born in a violent revolution,
and we've been in wars ever since.
We're not a pacific people.
- James Lee Burke

The drops of rain make a hole in the stone,
not by violence, but by oft falling.
- Lucretius

I think violence in a cinematic context can be,
if handled in a certain way, very seductive.
- Kathryn Bigelow

If you seek violence, we will seek to put you in jail.
- Edward Koch

Football combines the two worst things about America:
it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
- George Will

They are always very lax about putting restrictions
on violence for children's movies,
which I think is much more harrowing than sexuality for children.
- Philip Kaufman

The trafficking of sex and violence is comes after the demand for ratings.
- Norman Lear

Hatred, intolerance, poor hygienic conditions and violence
all have roots in illiteracy,
so we're trying to do something to help the poor and the needy.
- Abdul Qadeer Khan

From pacifist to terrorist, each person condemns violence -
and then adds one cherished case in which it may be justified.
- Gloria Steinem

Much violence is based on the illusion that life is
a property to be defended and not to be shared.
- Henri Nouwen

These days, our senses are bombarded with aggression.
We are constantly confronted with global images of unending,
escalating war and violence.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

I will also continue to fight to provide better economic
security for victims of domestic violence.
- Lucille Roybal-Allard

The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization
of non-violence has been the organization of violence.
- Joan Baez

Democracy don't rule the world, You'd better get that in your head;
This world is ruled by violence,
But I guess that's better left unsaid.
- Bob Dylan

The grand irony, however, is that Southern segregation
was not brought to an end,
nor redneck violence dramatically reduced,
by violence.
- Stanley Crouch

Violence is the first refuge of the violent.
- Aaron Allston

If human beings are to survive in a nuclear age,
committing acts of violence may eventually have to
become as embarrassing as urinating or defecating in public are today.
- Myriam Miedzian

The drop of rain maketh a hole in the stone,
not by violence, but by oft falling.
- Hugh Latimer

Violence has been Nicaragua's most important export to the world.
- Ronald Reagan

Violence is almost an everyday occurrence in some Muslim lands:
it should not be exacerbated by revenge attacks on
more innocent families and communities.
- Cat Stevens

It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond
these failings that Black citizens and civil rights
workers risked unemployment,
violence and death.
- Elijah Cummings

A belligerent state permits itself every such misdeed,
every such act of violence, as would disgrace the individual.
- Sigmund Freud

Instead of a man of peace and love, I have become a
man of violence and revenge.
- Hiawatha

When people say there is too much violence in my books,
what they are saying is there is too much reality in life.
- Joyce Carol Oates

I'm still very aware of the violence in our culture,
more so than other people.
I know where it comes from when someone is trying to suppress someone else,
sometimes they fight back.
- Jack Bowman

The white man's victory soon became complete by fraud,
violence, intimidation and murder.
- Ida B. Wells

I do not believe in terrorism, violence,
destruction, murder, pre-emption, or War.
- Rosanne Cash

The stones tear like flesh, rather than breaking.
Although what happens is violent, it is a violence that is in stone.
A tear is more unnerving than a break.
- Andy Goldsworthy

It's odd how violence and humor so often go together,
isn't it?
- Dan Simmons

Baseball is a game, yes.
It is also a business.
But what is most truly is is disguised combat.
For all its gentility, its almost leisurely pace,
baseball is violence under wraps.
- Willie Mays

There is no escape - we pay for the violence of our ancestors.
- Frank Herbert


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