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Violence is the repartee of the illiterate. ...
by Alan Brien

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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.

Non-violence is the article of faith.
- 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

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

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

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

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.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

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

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

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

Wrestling is ballet with violence.
- Jesse Ventura

Poverty doesn't imply necessarily violence.
- Alberto Fujimori

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

Take away the violence and who will hear the men of peace?
- Lorraine Hansberry

The world is filled with violence.
Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding
citizens should also have guns.
Otherwise they will win and the decent people will loose.
- James Earl Jones

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

But transitions from the politics of violence to democratic
compromise are always messy.
- Timothy Garton Ash

One of the main purveyors of violence in this world has been this country.
- Danny Glover

I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense;
I call it intelligence.
- Malcolm X

I don't believe in using too much graphic violence,
although I've done it.
It's better to be suggestive and to allow the viewer
to fill in the blanks in their minds.
- Tobe Hooper

I have never been attracted to any kind of violence.
- Kate Adie

War is an attempt of one group to impose its will upon
another group by armed violence.
- Scott Nearing

Violence is man re-creating himself.
- Frantz Fanon

Claiming that you have got the truth wrapped up does
breed violence and intolerance.
- Timothy Radcliffe

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

The power which establishes a state is violence;
the power which maintains it is violence;
the power which eventually overthrows it is violence.
- Kenneth Kaunda

Abortion is the ultimate violence.
- Robert Casey

Violence is a calm that disturbs you.
- Jean Genet

Football combines the two worst things about America:
it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
- George Will

Revenge only engenders violence, not clarity and true peace.
I think liberation must come from within.
- Sandra Cisneros

Violence is my last option.
- Chuck Norris

Too late, the ordinary German realized that the violence
which before had been directed against 'other' people
could now equally land on him.
- William Waller

If human beings are to survive in a nuclear age,
committing acts of violence may eventually have to
become as embarrassing as urinating or defecating in public are today.
- Myriam Miedzian

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

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

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

All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them.
Certain themes keep coming up: justice,
loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues,
freedom.
- Isabel Allende

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

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

Legitimate use of violence can only be that which is
required in self-defense.
- Ron Paul

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

I do not believe in terrorism, violence,
destruction, murder, pre-emption, or War.
- Rosanne Cash

Violence commands both literature and life,
and violence is always crude and distorted.
- Ellen Glasgow

A fair observer only has to ask: If there is violence,
who profits?
- Jack Schwartz

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

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

Without democracy there is no freedom.
Violence, no matter who is using it,
is always reactionary.
- Friedrich Ebert

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

Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of
discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be
eliminated without changing culture.
- Charlotte Bunch

I maintain that nothing useful and lasting can emerge from violence.
- Shirin Ebadi


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