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Violence Quotes

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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

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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

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

 

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

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.

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

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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

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- 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 the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely,
more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.
- Leonard Bernstein

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

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

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

If any fall by the hand of violence,
others will continue the blessed work.
- Lewis Tappan

You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence,
but you do not gain lasting peace that way.
- Anthony Eden

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.

Personally, I don't like watching violence.
I'd much rather see more skin.
- Cameron Diaz

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

Kids shouldn't see all the violence they do these days.
But the industry just doesn't care.
- Linda Blair

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence,
or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
- Hunter S. Thompson

It's always difficult to play a scene of physical violence
because you're always afraid that you don't know your
own strength and might hurt someone.
- Catherine Deneuve

If you hate what you're seeing, you call it sex and violence.
If you like it, you call it "romance and adventure."
- Joe Bob Briggs

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

They are always very lax about putting restrictions
on violence for children's movies,
which I think is much more harrowing than sexuality for children.
- Philip Kaufman

The violence and burnings in Lebanon were the work
of Syrian soldiers and workers dressed in civilian clothes.
- Walid Jumblatt

I think "Hero" is not a real martial arts movie;
it is not about violence,
or formula.
- Jet Li

Violence and racism are bad.
Whenever they occur they are to be condemned and we
should not turn a blind eye to them.
- Cate Blanchett

Instead of a man of peace and love, I have become a
man of violence and revenge.
- Hiawatha

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

I often close my eyes because I can't tolerate violence.
- Christine Baranski

While many hackers have the knowledge,
skills, and tools to attack computer systems,
they generally lack the motivation to cause violence
or severe economic or social harm.
- Dorothy Denning

Gay culture is surviving and thriving.
Some activists believe the recent rise in homophobic
violence might be a gauge of the success of positive gay images.
- Lance Loud

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

But, I don't know, the violence, I can't even talk about.
We don't do a lot of violent shows.
When I started in television, breaking a pencil was a violent act.
- Aaron Spelling

Violence is not funny.
- William Friedkin

Obviously this is the world descending into worse and
worse standards of targeting civilians both in state violence in Iraq,
Gaza and so on and the terrorist retaliation.
- Clare Short

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

Let us reject violence and selfishness which could
destroy our country's unity.
- Mwai Kibaki

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play.
It is bound up with hatred, jealousy,
boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence.
In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
- George Orwell

Random violence is incredibly infectious.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Violence - look, we live in a violent world,
man.
This country was founded on violence.
Who's kidding who?
- Bruce Willis

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

Nonviolence is a flop.
The only bigger flop is violence.
- Joan Baez

Our society has gotten to the point where we might
soon become less and less shocked by any kind of violence.
- Stanley Crouch

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 and smut are of course everywhere on the airwaves.
You cannot turn on your television without seeing them,
although sometimes you have to hunt around.
- Dave Barry

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 nothing new to teach the world.
Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills.
All I have done is to try experiments
in both on as vast a scale as I could.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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


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