The question is no longer between violence and non-violence; it is between non-violence and non-existence.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
The drop of rain maketh a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
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.
There is a violence that liberates, and a violence that enslaves; there is a violence that is moral and a violence that is immoral.
It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
The violence done us by others is often less painful than that which we do to ourselves
The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime.
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.
Nonviolence 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.
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.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.
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.
We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.
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.
Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.
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