VIOLENCE Quotes

The violence done us by others is often less painful than that which we do to ourselves

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.

Mahatma Gandhi

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.

Mahatma Gandhi

There is a violence that liberates, and a violence that enslaves; there is a violence that is moral and a violence that is immoral.

Benito Mussolini

Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance.

Hannah Arendt

If the anti-abortion movement took a tenth of the energy they put into noisy theatrics and devoted it to improving the lives of children who have been born into lives of poverty, violence, and neglect, they could make a world shine.

Michael Jay Tucker

Liberty is to be free from restraint and violence from others

John Locke

Hypocrite: Someone who complains that there is too much sex and violence on his VCR.

Unknown

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Isaac Asimov

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.

George Orwell

Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest of violence.

Francis Jeffrey

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

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.

Thomas Alva Edison

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

Bill Cosby

There is a great streak of violence in every human being. If it is not channeled and understood, it will break out in war or in madness.

Sam Peckinpah

I give the name violence to a boldness lying idle and enamored of danger.

Jean Genet

The cause of violence is not ignorance. It is self-interest. Only reverance can restrain violence - reverance for human life and the environment.

William Sloan Coffin

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

Henri Nouwen

Violence is not merely killing another. It is violence when we use a sharp word, when we make a gesture to brush away a person, when we obey because there is fear. So violence isn't merely organized butchery in the name of God, in the name of society or country. Violence is much more subtle, much deeper, and we are inquiring into the very depths of violence.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.

Jim Morrison

The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral; returning violence with violence only multiplies voilence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.

Martin Luther King Jr

Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.

John Frederick Boyes

Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way.

Julius K Nyerere

The use of violence as an instrument of persuasion is therefore inviting and seems to the discontented to be the only effective protest.

William O. Douglas
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