Violence Quotes

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
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

Non - Violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
Mahtma Gandhi
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
Albert einstein - heroism on command, senseless violence, and all...
People sleep peacably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
George Orwell

Lewis s feue - wherever a set of alternative possible routes...
Julius k. nyerere - violence is unnecessary and costly. peace is the...
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
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
George Orwell, (attributed)
There is no escape - we pay for the violence of our ancestors.
Frank Herbert
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
Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence.
Hebrew Prove
Non - Violence does not signify that man must not fight against the enemy, and by enemy is meant the evil which men do, not the human beings themselves.
Mohandas Ghandi
Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.
R. D. Laing
If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying. Handwritten statement found in her residence.
Indira Nehru Gandhi
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
Violence is the diplomacy of the incompetent.
Isaac Asimov, Prelude to Foundation, said by Hari Seldon
Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is always crude and distorted.
Ellen Glasgow
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
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 of violence.
Francis Jeffrey
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
Mahatma Gandhi
The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.
Bill Cosby
Education in the key to preventing the cycle of violence and hatred that marred the 20th century from repeating itself in the 21st century.
Elie Wiesel, Chicago Sun - Times, November 5, 2001
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
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
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
Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings.
George Will
This calls for a very special plan of psychology and extreme violence.
The Young Ones
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Isaac Asimov, Salvor Hardin in "Foundation".
Non - Violence is the policy of the vegetable kingdom.
H. G. Wells
The question is no longer between violence and non - Violence it is between non - Violence and non - Existence.
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
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".
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
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
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
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.