Violence Quotes

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
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Isaac Asimov, Salvor Hardin in "Foundation".
People sleep peacably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
George Orwell
Indira nehru gandhi - if i die a violent death, as some fear and a few...
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

Murray edelman, _politics as symbolic action_, p. 1 - political history is largely an account of mass...
Elie wiesel, chicago sun - times, november 5, 2001 - education in the key to preventing the cycle of...
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.
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., December 11, 1964
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
Violence is the way stupid people try to level the playing field.
John Gregory Dunne, Nothing Lost
Non - Violence is the policy of the vegetable kingdom.
H. G. Wells
This calls for a very special plan of psychology and extreme violence.
The Young Ones
Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society violence punctuated by committee meetings.
George Will
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
Non - Violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
Mahtma Gandhi
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - How passionately I hate them.
Albert Einstein
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 strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long - Term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.
Maurice Godelie
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".
Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.
R. D. Laing
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
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 diplomacy of the incompetent.
Isaac Asimov, Prelude to Foundation, said by Hari Seldon
Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest of violence.
Francis Jeffrey
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, 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
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
There is no escape - we pay for the violence of our ancestors.
Frank Herbert
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
George Orwell, (attributed)
The question is no longer between violence and non - Violence it is between non - Violence and non - Existence.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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
The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.
Bill Cosby
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
Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence.
Hebrew Prove
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary the evil it does is permanent.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
Mahatma Gandhi