Violence Quotes

Violence does even justice unjustly.

Thomas Carlyle

Frustration is the wet nurse of violence.

David Abrahansen

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.

Mahatma Ghandi

In violence, we forget who we are

Mary McCarthy

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

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

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Updated On : February 20, 2014
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