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John Gilmour Quotes and Sayings

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Violence is always the last option, but if that time comes,
it is the ONLY option.
- John Gilmour

The internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.
- John Gilmour

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wrestling is ballet with violence.
- Jesse Ventura

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

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

We think that Kosovo will continue to serve as a centre
of violence and regional instability in future.
- Boris Trajkovski

You never need an argument against the use of violence,
you need an argument for it.
- Noam Chomsky

No kids should see that kind of violence where Batman
is killing as many people as the bad guys.
- Burt Ward

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

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

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

Europeans are familiar with terrorism and violence.
We have not experienced a true conflict on our soil in a hundred years,
and especially not one that involved 3,000 dead.
- Brent Scowcroft

The aggressive, unprovoked acts of violence against
Israel by Hezbollah and Hamas are revealing.
It is clear they don't want peace, but rather seek
the ultimate destruction of Israel.
- John Boehner

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

Actual violence has no attraction for me at all.
- Jane Campion

Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only
by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.
- R. D. Laing

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

What will it profit this country if we...
put our man on the Moon by 1970 and at the same time
you can't walk down Woodward Avenue in this city without fear of some violence?
- Jerome Cavanagh

Violence is almost an everyday occurrence in some Muslim lands:
it should not be exacerbated by revenge attacks on
more innocent families and communities.
- Cat Stevens

It's not that the film is violent, it's that people
have an issue with violence right now.
- Thomas Jane

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

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

The violence betwen women is unbelievable.
Women try to make each other crawl so that their knees are bleeding.
- Tori Amos

I found a religion that blended scientific reason with
spiritual reality in a unifying faith far removed from
the headlines of violence,
destruction and terrorism.
- Cat Stevens

You really don't want a president who is a football fan.
Football combines the worst features of American life.
It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
- George Will

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

To cure the violence, we must identify and heal the
causes of hatred and violence.
If we don't deal with the causes we will never be safe.
- Peter Yarrow

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

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

We improved the environment in which our children live,
learn and play by decreasing crime and clamping down
on abuse and violence in the home and on the streets.
- Jane D. Hull

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

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.

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

The proposition that we should encourage wickedness
and violence by exposing one side of the face to blows
because we have been beaten on the other is too great an absurdity.
- Thomas Mellon

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

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

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 intense campaigns against domestic violence,
rape, sexual harassment, and inequity in the schools
all too often depend on an image of women as weak and victimized.
- Katherine Dunn

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's an entire industry focusing on young male viewers
that want action and violence.
They sell us something that isn't valid.
They're selling films like a product.
- Norman Jewison

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

Social justice cannot be attained by violence.
Violence kills what it intends to create.
- Pope John Paul II

I'm very disturbed by violence against women when it is violence.
- Helen Garner

From pacifist to terrorist, each person condemns violence -
and then adds one cherished case in which it may be justified.
- Gloria Steinem

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


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