Violence is the diplomacy of the incompetent.Isaac Asimov, Prelude to Foundation, said by Hari Seldon
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
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
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
Non - Violence is the policy of the vegetable kingdom.H. G. Wells