Violence Quotes

Violence does even justice unjustly.

Thomas Carlyle

Violence isn't always evil. What's evil is the infatuation with violence.

Jim Morrison

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.

Plutarch

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

One of the main purveyors of violence in this world has been this country [America].

Danny Glover

Nothing good ever comes of violence.

Martin Luther

One must do violence to the object of one's desire; when it surrenders, the pleasure is greater.

Marquis de Sade

Keep violence in the mind where it belongs.

Brian Wilson Aldiss

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

My mother spoke of Christ to my father, by her feminine and childlike virtues, and, after having borne his violence without a murmur or complaint, gained him at the close of his life to Christ.

St. Augustine of Hippo

Terrorism thrives on administrative violence and injustice; that is the only atmosphere in which it can thrive and grow. It sometimes follows the example of indiscriminate violence from above; it sometimes, though very rarely, sets it from below. But the power above which follows the example from below is on the way to committing suicide.

Sri Aurobindo

All violence demands reform, and all violence desperately begs to be healed.

Bryant McGill

Declaration of a state(Kurdistan) is the legitimate right of the Kurdish nation. This goal should be realized, but without resorting to violence.

Massoud Barzani

Violence breeds violence. Acts of violence committed in justice or in affirmation of rights or in defense of peace do not end violence. They prepare and justify its continuation.

Wendell Berry

Our century of war, militarism, and political terror has produced great and successful advocates of true peace, among whom Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., are the paramount examples. The considerable success that they achieved testifies to the presence, in the midst of violence, of an authentic and powerful desire for peace and, more important, of the proven will to make the necessary sacrifices.

Wendell Berry

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Updated On : February 20, 2014
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