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
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

Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way.
Julius K. Nyerere
The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.
Bill Cosby
Martin luther king, jr. - the question is no longer between violence and...
Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is always crude and distorted.
Ellen Glasgow

Frank herbert - there is no escape - we pay for the violence of...
Francis jeffrey - opinions founded on prejudice are always...
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
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 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 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
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
Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings.
George Will
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
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
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - - How passionately I hate them!
Albert Einstein
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
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
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
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.
Non - Violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
Mahtma Gandhi
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
Mahatma 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, Lives
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
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
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
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
It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Isaac Asimov, Salvor Hardin in "Foundation".
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
This calls for a very special plan of psychology and extreme violence.
The Young Ones
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 is the policy of the vegetable kingdom.
H. G. Wells
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 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