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Alan Brien Quotes

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Violence is the repartee of the illiterate.
- Alan Brien

I have done almost every human activity inside a taxi
which does not require main drainage.
- Alan Brien

The majority of them give the impression of being men
who have been drafted into the job during a period
of martial law and are only waiting for the end of
the emergency to get back to a really congenial occupation
such as slum demolition or debt collecting.
- Alan Brien

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

 

Non-violence 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.

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart,
cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence 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.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is the article of faith.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Poverty is the worst form of violence.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.
- Lao Tzu

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

Where there is no emotion,
there is no motive for violence.
- the character Spock in the Star Trek television series

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

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

My religion is based on truth and non-violence.
Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realizing Him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
- Isaac Asimov

Interesting.
You Earth people glorify organized violence for 40 centuries,
but you imprison those who employ it privately.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation,
and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands
prevails over that of those who obey.
- Denis Diderot

Intolerance is itself a form of violence
and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Wrestling is ballet with violence.
- Jesse Ventura

People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.
- Don DeLillo

Heroism on command, senseless violence,
and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -
how passionately I hate them!
- Albert Einstein

An unjust law is itself a species of violence.
Arrest for its breach is more so.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress,
as well for his defence against injury and violence,
as for his repose.
- Edward Coke

I have nothing new to teach the world.
Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills.
All I have done is to try experiments
in both on as vast a scale as I could.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Anger is the enemy of non-violence
and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Violence is the first refuge of the violent.
- Aaron Allston

The most important element of a free society,
where individual rights are held in the highest esteem,
is the rejection of the initiation of violence.
- Ron Paul

Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create.
They don't know how to use their energy creatively
so they do the opposite and destroy.
- Anthony Burgess

My door will always be open to those who genuinely
renounce violence and seek peaceful accommodation into our nascent democracy.
- Jalal Talabani

The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the
new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it,
the speed of his acceptance.
- E. B. White

Violence is one of the most fun things to watch.
- Quentin Tarantino

For me, the toughest thing for kids to deal with is
when the parents are fighting.
It's not violence on them - it's the feeling of violence in the family.
- Avi Arad

You're lucky I took me a vow of non-violence,
or you'd be suffering some pain right now.
- Mike Fink

Sometimes in the dark of night I begin to think.
And I wonder if Lee started all this violence.
- Marina Oswald

War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy,
to accomplish our will.
- George Washington

The proposition that we should encourage wickedness
and violence by exposing one side of the face to blows
because we have been beaten on the other is too great an absurdity.
- Thomas Mellon

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

Random violence is incredibly infectious.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond
these failings that Black citizens and civil rights
workers risked unemployment,
violence and death.
- Elijah Cummings

I always thought the real violence in Hollywood isn't what's on the screen.
It's what you have to do to raise the money.
- David Mamet

The unutterable violence of the Holocaust shook our
confidence in the possibility of telling any story of faith at all.
- Timothy Radcliffe

We can't answer King's assassination with violence.
That would be the worst tribute we could pay him.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

If the adjustment made by a court can be accepted or not,
it will be refused whenever the men can gain more by continuing the strike,
with whatever of violence that involves.
- John Bates Clark

Much violence is based on the illusion that life is
a property to be defended and not to be shared.
- Henri Nouwen

Yet the march toward freedom is not without its hazards
or its casualties and the threats of violence aimed
at Iraqis who participate in the election will be dealt with accordingly.
- Jim Gerlach

The cause of violence is not ignorance.
It is self-interest.
Only reverance can restrain violence -
reverance for human life and the environment.
- William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society:
violence punctuated by committee meetings.
- George Will

Domination delegates the physical violence on which
it rests to the dominated.
- Theodor Adorno

I think "Hero" is not a real martial arts movie;
it is not about violence,
or formula.
- Jet Li

While many hackers have the knowledge,
skills, and tools to attack computer systems,
they generally lack the motivation to cause violence
or severe economic or social harm.
- Dorothy Denning

We see violence to forcibly seize land,
at any price, murders and corruption.
- Claudio Hummes

Violence is used to portray what happens in a film.
It only helps portray the actors and what they do.
I think it is more about the story, when you have something to play off of.
- Jake Lloyd

I do not like violence.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent,
and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

If you and I are having a single thought of violence
or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment,
we are contributing to the wounding of the world.
- Deepak Chopra

The drops of rain make a hole in the stone,
not by violence, but by oft falling.
- Lucretius

Though there is growing division among the Ukrainian
military ranks as to loyalty in this revolution,
the possibility of violence looms over the entire situation.
- Bob Schaffer

If family violence teaches children that might makes right at home,
how will we hope to cure the futile impulse to solve
worldly conflicts with force?
- Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Violence was almost an aphrodisiac for me.
- Woody Harrelson


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