Violence Quotes

Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishfull thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms.
Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers chapter 4
Wherever a set of alternative possible routes toward achieving a given end presents itself, a student movement will tend to choose the one which involves a higher measure of violence or humiliation directed against the older generation.
Lewis S Feue

It is essential to know that to be a happy person, a happy family, a happy society, it is very crucial to have a good heart, that is very crucial. World peach must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just the absence of violence but the manifestation of human compassion.
Dalai Lama, (in exile) Associated Press, 5/14/01
This calls for a very special plan of psychology and extreme violence.
The Young Ones
Indira nehru gandhi - if i die a violent death, as some fear and a few...
Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way.
Julius K. Nyerere

Francis jeffrey - opinions founded on prejudice are always...
Frank herbert - there is no escape - we pay for the violence of...
Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings.
George Will
The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.
Bill Cosby
The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law - Abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose.
James Earl Jones
Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is always crude and distorted.
Ellen Glasgow
Non - Violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
Mahtma Gandhi
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
The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non - Westerners never do.
Samuel P. Huntington
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
George Orwell, (attributed)
Violence is the way stupid people try to level the playing field.
John Gregory Dunne, Nothing Lost
Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society violence punctuated by committee meetings.
George Will
Violence or the threat of violence must never be permitted to influence the actions or judgments of the university community. Once it does, the community, almost by definition, ceases to be a university. It is for this reason that from time immemorial expulsion has been the primary instrument of university discipline.
Richard Milhous Nixon
Affection cannot be manufactored or regulated by law. If one has no affection for a person or a system, one should be free to give the fullest expression to his disaffection, so long as he does not contemplate, promote, or incite to violence.
Mahatma Gandhi, 1922 Circuit House speech (court) charged with "attempting to disaffect towrds his majestys government".
The question is no longer between violence and non - Violence it is between non - Violence and non - Existence.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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, Lives
Political history is largely an account of mass violence and of the expenditure of vast resources to cope with mythical fears and hopes.
Murray Edelman, _Politics as Symbolic Action_, p. 1
It often happens that the real tragedies in life occur in such an inarticulate manner that they hurt one by their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack of style.
Oscar wilde, Quoted in Ellmann
A person who can acquire no property, can have no other interest but to eat as much, and to labour as little as possible. Whatever work he does beyond what is sufficient to purchase his own maintenance can be squeezed out of him by violence only, and not by any interest of his own.
Adam Smith
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
George Orwell
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Isaac Asimov, Salvor Hardin in "Foundation".
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. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
Martin Luther King Jr., December 11, 1964
Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.
R. D. Laing
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - How passionately I hate them.
Albert Einstein
The right things to do are those that keep our violence in abeyance; the wrong things are those that bring it to the fore.
Robert J. Sawyer, "Calculating God", 2000
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. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Love as Thought is Truth. Love as Action is Right Conduct. Love as Understanding is Peace. Love as Feeling is Non - Violence.
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life.
Mohandas Ghandi
All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptable. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted.
Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, Missionaria Protectiva
Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence.
Hebrew Prove
The right things to do are those that keep our violence in abeyance the wrong things are those that bring it to the fore.
Robert J. Sawye
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - - How passionately I hate them!
Albert Einstein