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Resorting to violence and the use of force at ...
by Ahmet Necdet Sezner

Resorting to violence and the use of force at holy sites is unacceptable,
whatever the reason might be.
- Ahmet Necdet Sezner

The Muslim world is deeply hurt by the campaign of
violence initiated against our Palestinian brothers.
- Ahmet Necdet Sezner

Unless we abandon elements which resemble a police state,
we can't meet the demands of being a modern society.
- Ahmet Necdet Sezner

'Freedom of belief and worship is the most important
guarantee of social peace.
- Ahmet Necdet Sezner

 

We shouldn't waste any more time in making sure that
democracy is properly rooted in our political life
and the supremacy of the law becomes an integral part
of our state's structure.
- Ahmet Necdet Sezner

I told the students that we can exert pressure without resorting to violence,
and that we can move towards democracy without violence;
that way,
God will allow it.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

There should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation
of differences before resorting to combat.
- Jimmy Carter

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There are criminals who are drug users,
but most addicts are criminals only by virtue of prohibition
or from resorting to crime to pay inflated black market prices.
- Danny Sugerman

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

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
- 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, which is the quality of the heart,
cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wrestling is ballet with violence.
- Jesse Ventura

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

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

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

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

In a world which is armed to its teeth with nuclear weapons,
every quarrel or difference of opinion may lead to
violence of a kind quite different from what is possible today.
- Herman Kahn

We have not always agreed, but I have said repeatedly
and publicly many times that Al Sharpton has never counseled violence,
but he gets blamed for a whole lot of that.
- David Dinkins

I'm a strong person, but I'd never resort to violence.
- Kristen Johnston

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

Passion is all but soft, it's not tender,
it's violence to which you get hooked by pleasure.
- Isabelle Adjani

No matter where you go and what you do in America,
you turn the tele on and you're confronted with violence.
- Steve Irwin

We always knew when we took on the issue of violence
against women that somehow our opposition would come after us.
- Patricia Ireland

I think movies glamorize violence, in the sense that
they make it in a way that it's either cool or funny.
- Matthew Vaughn

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

To be reserved, secretive, with a passionate violence that causes suffering.
- Gwen John

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

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

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

The fact is that violence gives you a rush.
- Penn Jillette

You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence:
and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman.
- James Joyce

Glorifying violence is terrible.
Simulating sex is nothing - it's something so impersonal really.
- Bo Derek

Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method inexorably
must choose lying as his principle.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Violence is black children going to school for 12 years
and receiving 6 years' worth of education.
- Julian Bond

But, I don't know, the violence, I can't even talk about.
We don't do a lot of violent shows.
When I started in television, breaking a pencil was a violent act.
- Aaron Spelling

If you give me any problem in America I can trace it
down to domestic violence.
It is the cradle of most of the problems,
economic, psychological, educational.
- Salma Hayek

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

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

At the same time as we clearly condemn actions of violence
by groups in Palestinian against Israel.
- Jane Harman

In violence, we forget who we are.
- Mary McCarthy

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

There is no such thing as defeat in non-violence.
- Cesar Chavez

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

I say violence is necessary.
It is as American as cherry pie.
- H. Rap Brown

We're warriors, this culture, and we're very puritanical
about sex and very embracing about violence and I don't know why that is.
- Mark Ruffalo

Poverty doesn't imply necessarily violence.
- Alberto Fujimori

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

A belligerent state permits itself every such misdeed,
every such act of violence, as would disgrace the individual.
- Sigmund Freud

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

It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca


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