Violence Quotes

The question is no longer between violence and non-violence; it is between non-violence and non-existence.

Martin Luther King Jr

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

Hugh Latimer

The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime.

Max Stirner

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

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

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.

Barack Obama

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 Edison

History has shown us, that you can't allow the mass extermination of people, and just sit by and watch it happen.

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton

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

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

Julius K Nyerere

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Salvor Hardin

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

John Frederick Boyes

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

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

Jim Morrison

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

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

Henri Nouwen

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

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

Jean Genet

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

The lesson I learned in Cairo still applies. The only way to deal with bureaucrats is with stealth and sudden violence.

Boutros Boutros-Ghali

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Updated On : February 20, 2014
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