The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.
The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence.
The most insidious influence on the young is not violence, drugs, tobacco, drink or sexual perversion, but our pursuit of the trivial and our tolerance of the third rate.
A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends.
Street gangs pose a growing public safety threat to communities throughout this area. The violence, sophistication, and scope of these organizations have reached intolerable levels.
Hungry people cannot be good at learning or producing anything, except perhaps violence.
One way of watering down the effects of violence is to approach it in a more lighthearted way. I don't mean to say that you laugh when somebody has their arm sawn off, but you can diffuse fear with humour.
Nonviolence 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.
Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
Claiming that you have got the truth wrapped up does breed violence and intolerance.
Masculinity can only be experienced, achieved, recognized, and embodied in opposition to femininity. When men posit sex, violence, and death as elemental erotic truths, they mean thisthat sex, or fucking, is the act which enables them to experience their own reality, or identity, or masculinity most concretely; that violence, or sadism, is the means by which they actualize that reality, or identity, or masculinity; and that death, or negation, or nothingness, or contamination by the female is what they risk each time they penetrate into what they imagine to be the emptiness of the female hole.
I distrust the incommunicable; it is the source of all violence.
Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.
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.
It is not violence that best overcomes hate nor vengeance that most certainly heals injury.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Business is the art of extracting money from another man's pocket without resorting to violence.
Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence.
Violence does even justice unjustly.
Violence isn't always evil. What's evil is the infatuation with violence.
Frustration is the wet nurse of violence.
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
In violence, we forget who we are
The use of violence as an instrument of persuasion is therefore inviting and seems to the discontented to be the only effective protest.
Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way.