Violence Quotes

It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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

Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society violence punctuated by committee meetings.
George Will
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
Martin luther king jr., december 11, 1964 - nonviolence is the answer to the crucial...
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

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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
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
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 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
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
This calls for a very special plan of psychology and extreme violence.
The Young Ones
The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.
Bill Cosby
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
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
Mahatma Gandhi
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Isaac Asimov, Salvor Hardin in "Foundation".
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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 diplomacy of the incompetent.
Isaac Asimov, Prelude to Foundation, said by Hari Seldon
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
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".
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - How passionately I hate them.
Albert Einstein
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
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
Non - Violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
Mahtma Gandhi
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)
Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way.
Julius K. Nyerere
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - - How passionately I hate them!
Albert Einstein
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
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
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
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
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
Non - Violence is the policy of the vegetable kingdom.
H. G. Wells
Violence is the way stupid people try to level the playing field.
John Gregory Dunne, Nothing Lost
People sleep peacably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
George Orwell