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

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

Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent.
- Aaron Allston

No one pays me to be nice.
- Aaron Allston

If you hack the Vatican server, have you tampered in God's domain?
- Aaron Allston

 

I'm content to stand on tradition.
I'm even more content to wipe my feet on it.
- Aaron Allston

Feminism is sort of like God.
Many people profess to believe in it,
but no one seems to be able to define it to everyone's satisfaction.
- Aaron Allston

I really can't complain about actresses who get paid to be dumb.
Most of us can't get paid to be smart.
- Aaron Allston

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The analysis of the thing is not the thing itself.
- Aaron Allston

Where can I get some tat? I'd like to trade it in.
- Aaron Allston

Luck consists largely of hanging on by your fingernails
until things start to go your way.
- Aaron Allston

Life is like an analogy.
- Aaron Allston

The principle of Sturgeon's Razor states that the simplest
answer to any problem is 90% crap.
- Aaron Allston

Definition of 'Free': You pay for it whether or not you elect to receive it.
- Aaron Allston

There are two types of people in the world,
and I'm one of them.
- Aaron Allston

When all else fails, complicate matters.
- Aaron Allston

This would not be a problem if I were driving a snowplow.
- Aaron Allston

The way to a man's heart is through his chest.
- Aaron Allston

The difference between tragedy and comedy:
Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else,
while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else.
- Aaron Allston

Any sufficiently badly-written science is indistinguishable from magic.
- Aaron Allston

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

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

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

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

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wrestling is ballet with violence.
- Jesse Ventura

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

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

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

It started with the Godfather, this operatic violence.
I don't know.
- William H. Macy

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

Violence is not funny.
- William Friedkin

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

Something is wrong here, and it's more than easy access
to guns or violence on TV.
It's about lack of love and attachment to loving people early in life.
- Rob Reiner

We don't have any rules about how we depict violence,
or how much violence is in a movie.
It's a calibration on a case-by-case basis.
- Joel Coen

Violence can only be concealed by a lie,
and the lie can only be maintained by violence.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Keep violence in the mind where it belongs.
- Brian Aldiss

All that violence in the world, we need to stop that.
- Wyclef Jean

Nothing good ever comes of violence.
- Martin Luther

It's odd how violence and humor so often go together,
isn't it?
- Dan Simmons

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

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

There is no escape - we pay for the violence of our ancestors.
- Frank Herbert

The stones tear like flesh, rather than breaking.
Although what happens is violent, it is a violence that is in stone.
A tear is more unnerving than a break.
- Andy Goldsworthy

The state calls its own violence law,
but that of the individual crime.
- Max Stirner

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

There's an incredible fascination for that and that
goes with violence and everything else in pictures.
- Bo Derek

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

Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
- Leo Tolstoy

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics,
which is the goal of all evolution.
Until we stop harming all other living beings,
we are still savages.
- Thomas A. Edison

All violence consists in some people forcing others,
under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.
- Leo Tolstoy

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


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