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Alan Brien Quotes and Sayings

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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

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 article of faith.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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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.

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wrestling is ballet with violence.
- Jesse Ventura

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

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

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

Violence isn't always evil.
What's evil is the infatuation with violence.
- Jim Morrison

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

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

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

The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization
of non-violence has been the organization of violence.
- Joan Baez

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

We are a country of excess.
So it's not the violence, per se, but the exacerbation and constant repetition.
- Norman Lear

Baseball is a game, yes.
It is also a business.
But what is most truly is is disguised combat.
For all its gentility, its almost leisurely pace,
baseball is violence under wraps.
- Willie Mays

Violence is hidden within democratic structures because
they are not radically democratic -
Western democracy is merely a domestic convenience of consumerism.
- Edward Bond

Love soothes wounds, while hatred and violence deepen them.
- Willie Stargell

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

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.

If you seek violence, we will seek to put you in jail.
- Edward Koch

We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love.
- R. D. Laing

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

These days, our senses are bombarded with aggression.
We are constantly confronted with global images of unending,
escalating war and violence.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

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

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

I have never seen a connection between cinematic violence
towards women and actual violence towards women in society.
- Richard King

What postmodernism gives us instead is a multicultural
defense for male violence -
a defense for it wherever it is,
which in effect is a pretty universal defense.
- Catharine MacKinnon

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

Armageddon is not around the corner.
This is only what the people of violence want us to believe.
The complexity and diversity of the world is the hope for the future.
- Michael Palin

We shall not yield to violence.
We shall not be deprived of union freedoms.
We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.
- Lech Walesa

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

If you have Palestinians who have no hope,
who don't have a job, who've used up all their resources,
the notion of getting rid of violence is a dream.
- James Wolfensohn

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

I wanted to make the violence beautiful in order to heighten our revulsion.
- Edward Hall

I wish everyone was a sci-fi geek because then there
would be no violence in the world.
There'd be no wars.
There'd only be people e-mailing each other.
- Claudia Christian

So, these political activities will create friction in and of themselves,
and in this environment of friction there'll be additional violence.
- John Abizaid

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

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

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

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

Justice is an unassailable fortress,
built on the brow of a mountain which cannot be overthrown
by the violence of torrents,
nor demolished by the force of armies.
- Joseph Addison

I am in a charity out there to stop violence against women.
- Caprice Bourret

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

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 great Chinese classics have always said that it's better not to fight;
that the clever man achieves his ends without violence;
that a battle delayed is better than a battle fought.
- John Keegan


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