Violence Quotes

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

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Mahatma Gandhi

Answer violence with violence. If one of us falls today, five of them must fall tomorrow.
Evita Peron

The FA have given me a pat on the back. I've taken violence off the terracing and onto the pitch.
Vinny Jones

A revolution is an act of violence whereby one class shatters the authority of another.
James MacGregor Burns

In Genesis, seeing the world filled with violence, God decided to drown all mankind except Noah's family. But because that family carried the same genes as those who had drowned, violence continued unabated.
Robert Davis

Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence.
Albert Camus

In violence, we forget who we are
Mary McCarthy

Non-violence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.

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Mahatma Ghandi

Francesco Damiani punches with all the violence and bad intentions of Mahatma Gandhi.
Jerry Izenberg

The most insidious influence on the young is not violence, drugs, tobacco, drink or sexual perversion, but our pursuit of the trivial and our tolerance
Eric Anderson

The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.
Bill Cosby

Keep violence in the mind
Where it belongs (Barefoot in the Head)
Brian Aldiss

But it struck me that the extreme violence and cruelty of the English Civil War had gone understated.
Simon Schama

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Isaac Asimov

Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict - alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.
Dorothy Thompson

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.
Indira Gandhi

Wars such as those which have occurred in Iraq only allow hatred, violence and terror to proliferate
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

I'm a little foolhardy. Dangers of violence - rape, murder - are less frightening than making a living at fashion photography.
Diane Arbus

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
Martin Luther King Jr

There's more violence in one football game than there is in an entire hockey season, and nobody ever talks about that.
Keith Allen

Business is the art of extracting money from another man's pocket without resorting to violence.
Max Amsterdam

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
George Orwell

Television nearly always showed the bandits in masks and using violence, but I wanted to go about it in a kind and gentle way.
Peggy Barlow

One of the main purveyors of violence in this world has been this country [America].
Danny Glover

Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance.
Hannah Arendt

Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.
Pope John Paul II

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.
Roger Kahn

Nonviolence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
Mahatma Ghandi

American culture is torn between our long romance with violence and our terror of the devastation wrought by war and crime and environmental havoc.
Katherine Dunn

I ain't never liked violence.
Sugar Ray Robinson

Revenge... is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
Albert Schweitzer

The reality is that if you look at Barcelona tonight they had no yellow cards, Bayern Munich had no yellow card, Liverpool had no yellow card, Valencia had no yellow cards, Roma had no yellow cards but Chelsea have four. Do you think it is violence?
Jose Mourinho

Violence does even justice unjustly.
Thomas Carlyle

...an innings of neurotic violence, of eccentric watchfulness, of brainless impetuosity and incontinent savagery - it was an extraordinary innings, a masterpiece and it secured the Ashes for England [on Pietersen's Ashes winning innings, 2005]
Simon Barnes

'Just so you know, we're on the good side with y'all. We do not want this war, this violence...and we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.'
Natalie Maines

The drop of rain maketh a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.
Hugh Latimer

I like to behave in an extremely normal, wholesome manner for the most part in my daily life. Even if mentally I'm consumed with sick visions of violence, terror, sex and death.
Courtney Love

We are meeting here to put an end to this cycle [of violence], to put things back in order and to put the wheel of peace on the right track. The task is very great, but our hopes are greater.
Hosni Mubarak

I say violence is necessary. It is as American as cherry pie.
Hubert Geroid Brown

Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.
Alice Walker

'A lot of people in the movie industry tend to run and hide from it like ostriches. Movie industry people are definitely in denial right now, but you do become desensitized to violence when you see it on the screen so often. Let's face it, violence exists for one reason in movies, and that's to get an effect, create an emotion, sell tickets.'
- on the link between movies and school violence.
Madeleine Stowe

Violence is my last option.
Chuck Norris

We are grateful to him for the tireless and difficult work he carried out unstintingly against all forms of totalitarianism, violence, oppression and moral degradation, all in the name of the values of the Catholic Church, which are the supreme values of human dignity and solidarity. [on Pope John Paul II]
Silvio Berlusconi

It seems to me that any sensible person must see that violence does not change the world and if it does, then only temporarily.
Martin Scorsese

People are disturbed enough by serial killers, but the whole notion of female violence, particularly maternal violence - the idea of mothers who kill - really unnerves people.
Caleb Carr

It [violence] is as American as cherry pie.
H Rap Brown

You have to show violence the way it is. If you don't show it realistically, then that's immoral and harmful. If you don't upset people, then that's obscenity.
Roman Polanski

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

Frustration is the wet nurse of violence.
David Abrahansen



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