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Violence Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Violence.

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

Related topics: Inspirational Buddhist Compassion Hate Revenge Vengeance Fear

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 the article of faith.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wrestling is ballet with violence.
- Jesse Ventura

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nonviolence is a flop.
The only bigger flop is violence.
- Joan Baez

While the vast majority of hackers may be disinclined towards violence,
it would only take a few to turn cyber terrorism into reality.
- Dorothy Denning

Innocence of heart and violence of feeling are necessary
in any kind of superior achievement:
The arts cannot exist without them.
- Louise Bogan

We decry violence all the time in this country,
but look at our history.
We were born in a violent revolution,
and we've been in wars ever since.
We're not a pacific people.
- James Lee Burke

Violence and smut are of course everywhere on the airwaves.
You cannot turn on your television without seeing them,
although sometimes you have to hunt around.
- Dave Barry

Of course I am frustrated with regard to extreme poverty,
to violence that never seems to cease.
- Roger Moore

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

We fear violence less than our own feelings.
Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying
than what anyone else can inflict.
- Jim Morrison

Dr. King used Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and to passive resistance.
- Al Sharpton

Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words,
breaking the rules of normal speech,
violating common sense.
Freedom is violence.
- Norman O. Brown

Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only
by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.
- R. D. Laing

My people have been sucked into the violence because
some feel they have to retaliate,
and some feel they have to protect themselves.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

The modern artist must live by craft and violence.
His gods are violent gods.
Those artists, so called, whose work does not show this strife,
are uninteresting.
- Ezra Pound

Disarm, disarm.
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.
Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.
- Julia Ward Howe

Violence is like a weed - it does not die even in the greatest drought.
- Simon Wiesenthal

Islam teaches tolerance, not hatred;
universal brotherhood,
not enmity; peace, and not violence.
- Pervez Musharraf

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

It's pure Black Label.
It's about violence and booze.
That's all it is.
There is no plan.
- Zakk Wylde

So instead of talking about theoretical ways of ending the war and violence,
I say that we have to get rid of the individual asholes
in each office and situation.
- Colin Quinn

The grand irony, however, is that Southern segregation
was not brought to an end,
nor redneck violence dramatically reduced,
by violence.
- Stanley Crouch

A person is born with feelings of envy and hate.
If he gives way to them, they will lead him to violence and crime,
and any sense of loyalty and good faith will be abandoned.
- Xun Zi

I often close my eyes because I can't tolerate violence.
- Christine Baranski

Violence may be a good focus to organize around,
but we have to look at women's lives in our entirety.
- Patricia Ireland

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

Victory Over Violence is an organization that was created
to help fund shelters for women and children.
- Victoria Principal

Because people see violence on the movie screen,
they're not going to go out and hold up a liquor store and kill somebody.
It really doesn't correlate.
- Dean Koontz

Violence is for mugs.
War is for mugs.
- Mark Roberts

Violence is almost an everyday occurrence in some Muslim lands:
it should not be exacerbated by revenge attacks on
more innocent families and communities.
- Cat Stevens

It's politely assumed that democracy is a means of
containing and restraining violence.
But violence comes not from genes but from ideas.
- Edward Bond

Well I don't think sex and violence have ever stopped
a movie from being mainstream.
- David Cronenberg

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

Actual violence has no attraction for me at all.
- Jane Campion

Random violence is incredibly infectious.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

I don't think violence on film breeds violence in life.
Violence in life breeds violence in films.
- Robert Aldrich

Kids shouldn't see all the violence they do these days.
But the industry just doesn't care.
- Linda Blair

Fortune blinds men when she does not wish them to withstand
the violence of her onslaughts.
- Titus Livius

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


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