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Frantz Fanon Quotes and Sayings

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Violence is man re-creating himself.
- Frantz Fanon

He who is reluctant to recognize me opposes me.
- Frantz Fanon

Fervor is the weapon of choice of the impotent.
- Frantz Fanon

For the black man there is only one destiny.
And it is white.
- Frantz Fanon

 

However painful it may be for me to accept this conclusion,
I am obliged to state it: for the black man there is only one destiny.
And it is white.
- Frantz Fanon

There is a point at which methods devour themselves.
- Frantz Fanon

I ascribe a basic importance to the phenomenon of language.
To speak means to be in a position to use a certain syntax,
to grasp the morphology of this or that language,
but it means above all to assume a culture,
to support the weight of a civilization.
- Frantz Fanon

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

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

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

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

Non-violence is the article of faith.
- 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wrestling is ballet with violence.
- Jesse Ventura

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

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

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

One must do no violence to nature, nor model it in
conformity to any blindly formed chimera.
- Janos Bolyai

As the third anniversary of the September 11th attacks
draws near we must ensure our nation is prepared to
handle the continued threat of violence and terrorism on our country.
- Leonard Boswell

The American fascist would prefer not to use violence.
His method is to poison the channels of public information.
- Henry A. Wallace

You can't change the system through violence.
- Alex Cox

The violence in society, I'm afraid,
is perpetrated by the people at the top.
- Rob Walton

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

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

Answer violence with violence.
If one of us falls today, five of them must fall tomorrow.
- Evita Peron

My earnest hope is that what we started in terms of
building partnerships with communities across America will continue,
that we will continue our efforts to reduce crime and violence.
- Janet Reno

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

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

Any time you do physical stuff, violence,
it is controlled.
It's a little bit like you block the move.
- Ron Livingston

I am for violence if non-violence means we continue
postponing a solution to the American black man's problem just to avoid violence.
- Malcolm X

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

I like to behave in an extremely normal,
wholesome manner for the most part in my daily life.
Even if mentally I'm consumed with sick visions of violence,
terror, sex and death.
- Courtney Love

Violence is used to portray what happens in a film.
It only helps portray the actors and what they do.
I think it is more about the story, when you have something to play off of.
- Jake Lloyd

I ain't never liked violence.
- Sugar Ray Robinson

I think the suffering, violence and cruelty and Guantanamo
and the rest is going to go on and on in Iraq.
- Clare Short

I really believe in non-violence, but I also believe
in a short of resistance that has to be respectful.
- Alexandra Paul

War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy,
to accomplish our will.
- George Washington

We need to get serious about combating gang violence on Long Island,
and the entire nation.
- Tim Bishop

The Reform Bill has destroyed the ancient conduits and strainers,
and brings Public Opinion to act upon the government with the rapid,
turbulent, and uncertain violence of a flood!
- Robert Peel

The only violence was when these so-called 'freedom
fighters' terrorized the poor Africans in the villages...
They were told what to do and who to support.
- Ian Smith

When people say there is too much violence in my books,
what they are saying is there is too much reality in life.
- Joyce Carol Oates

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

All the Abrahamic faiths are marked by violence.
- Timothy Radcliffe

For decades, the violence in the Middle East has claimed
a multitude of innocent civilian victims:
Men,
women and children, Arab and Israeli.
- John Conyers

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts,
than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Deliberate violence is more to be quenched than a fire.
- Heraclitus

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

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

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

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

If you and I are having a single thought of violence
or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment,
we are contributing to the wounding of the world.
- Deepak Chopra


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