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Violent Quotes

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Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

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Inflation is as violent as a mugger,
as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.
- Ronald Reagan

Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking
place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.
- Billie Jean King

There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic,
violent father.
He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
- Dean Koontz

 

A weak man is just by accident.
A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I was brought up in a very poor and very violent household.
I spent much of my childhood being afraid.
- Patrick Stewart

This is an era of violent peace.
- James D. Watkins

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The impulse to cruelty is, in many people,
almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love -
almost as violent and much more mischievous.
- Aldous Huxley

England is nothing but the last ward of the European madhouse,
and quite possibly it will prove to be the ward for
particularly violent cases.
- Leon Trotsky

In violent streets and broken homes,
the cry of anguished souls is not for more laws but
for more conscience and character.
- Cal Thomas

I'm nihilistic, antagonistic, violent,
horrible - but not obliterated, yet.
I just refuse to be beaten down.
I think it's stubborness that keeps me going.
- Lydia Lunch

Great affection is often the cause of violent animosity.
The quarrels of men often arise from too great a familiarity.
- Saskya Pandita

To resort to power one need not be violent,
and to speak to conscience one need not be meek.
The most effective action both resorts to power and engages conscience.
- Barbara Deming

Capitalism tries for a delicate balance:
It attempts to work things out so that
everyone gets just enough stuff to keep them from
getting violent and trying to take other people's stuff.
- George Carlin

We need to send a clear message to gang members that
violent crime will not be tolerated.
- Tim Bishop

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

I used to get some flack from my agents because I wouldn't
even audition for parts where the hero uses violent force to be a hero.
- Mackenzie Astin

Yet if anyone believes that the earth rotates,
surely he will hold that its motion is natural,
not violent.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

Men's indignation, it seems, is more excited by legal
wrong than by violent wrong;
the first looks like being cheated by an equal,
the second like being compelled by a superior.
- Thucydides

The trade of authorship is a violent,
and indestructible obsession.
- George Sand

It's up to each person's parents whether they think
it's too frightening or too violent,
how much their kids can handle, what they want to teach them,
what they want to show them.
- Gina Philips

The dimensions of my feelings are too violent.
- Klaus Kinski

I rise today in strong support of the Children's Safety
and Violent Crime Reduction Act,
because it is a commonsense way to protect our schoolchildren from pedophiles.
- Ric Keller

Time and again we see leaders and members of religions incite aggression,
fanaticism, hate, and xenophobia - even inspire and
legitimate violent and bloody conflicts.
- Hans Kung

Rambo isn't violent.
I see Rambo as a philanthropist.
- Sylvester Stallone

Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man.
They die up to a point.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No violent extreme endures.
- Thomas Carlyle

This marched was planned to be non violent and non confrontational,
and gladly it stayed that way.
What really impressed me was the self discipline of the Black Block.
- John Blair

True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself.
It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations:
it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
- Honore de Balzac

I believe that the high rates of property crime (and
some of the increase in violent crime) are part of
the price you pay for freedom.
- James Q. Wilson

The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced,
the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more
violent the emotional agitation.
- Alfred Adler

It is, therefore, a fact that anybody who wants to
realise Truth or who wants to be humane,
must follow non-violent ways of life,
otherwise he will not be able to reach the Truth.
- Morarji Desai

A very beautiful honey blonde, Sharon Tate,
looked into the eyes of the man who the evidence shows
just four and a half months later would order her tragic and violent death.
- Vincent Bugliosi

If left unchecked, global change will create violent conflict,
torrential storms, shrinking coastlines,
and irreversible catastrophe.
- Valerie Jarrett

It is a violent sport that we choose as men,
and that we as parents allow our children to play.
- Troy Vincent

I would, without any hesitation, shoot a violent criminal again.
- Bernhard Goetz

When a violent minority that crosses color lines comes
to believe that killing those you know or do not know
is a reasonable solution to problems,
we are in need of another vision.
- Stanley Crouch

The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch,
the lower the class.
- Paul Fussell

All violent feelings have the same effect.
They produce in us a falseness in all our impressions of external things,
which I would generally characterize as the pathetic fallacy.
- John Ruskin

Most people don't like to talk about violent historical death.
- Sarah Vowell

You can say battle or war or whatever,
but in the end, it's music.
It's not really violent in intent at all,
it's really just about expression and celebrating that in itself.
- Eric San

A crash really occurs when you suddenly have a violent
downturn in the market that then heralds a long bull market.
- Ron Chernow

I believe that Gandhi was correct.
Non-violent civil disobedience is the only way to bring
about change that allows people to enjoy the change
and not get killed in the process.
- Edward James Olmos

In economic panics throughout history,
the wiping out of the savings accounts of lower earners
and the middle class has often led to social revolution,
sometimes violent upheavals.
- Nick Clooney

Growing up in a violent home is a terrifying and traumatic
experience that can affect every aspect of a child's life,
growth, and development.
- Lucille Roybal-Allard

I'm not a violent person and I don't hit people.
- Shannen Doherty

If the impulse to daring and bravery is too fierce and violent,
stay it with guidance and instruction.
- Xun Zi

Now people want what the movie was about,
which is violent comedy.
And that's really what The Aristocrats is based on -
what will a family do out of desperation.
- Bob Saget

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

We decry violence all the time in this country,
but look at our history.
We were born in a violent revolution,
and we've been in wars ever since.
We're not a pacific people.
- James Lee Burke

God gave us intestines for a reason.
I'm not keen on surgery.
It's too extreme.
All it took was one of those plastic surgery shows
to see how violent it is.
- Kirstie Alley

We cannot and will not ban the creation of violent video games.
But, we can prevent the distribution of these disturbing games to children,
where their effects can be negative.
- Herb Kohl

The modern artist must live by craft and violence.
His gods are violent gods.
Those artists, so called, whose work does not show this strife,
are uninteresting.
- Ezra Pound

Everything that's realistic has some sort of ugliness in it.
Even a flower is ugly when it wilts,
a bird when it seeks its prey,
the ocean when it becomes violent.
- Sharon Tate

An escalating, violent tit-for-tat may lead to terrorism.
- Mary Douglas

A State infinitely worse than that which the most inflamed Zealot,
the most violent Republican or Enthusiast even pretended
to dread before the Rebellion commenced.
- Charles Inglis

If anything I consider myself non-violent,
I'm from the hippy era, peace, love,
groovy.
- Rick James

We're not nearly as violent as the westerns.
- Moe Howard

When it comes to civilian deaths, violent hostilities play no favorites.
- John Conyers

I want to be optimistic because I don't think man is intrinsically violent.
- Bruce Kent

Violence is the first refuge of the violent.
- Aaron Allston

When love grows diseased, the best thing we can do
is to put it to a violent death;
I cannot endure the torture of a lingering and consumptive passion.
- George Etherege

I'm not a violent person.
- Manute Bol

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

Rosa Parks' courage, determination, and tenacity continue
to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent
protest and change nearly half a century later.
- Bob Filner

I believe there are more instances of the abridgement
of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments
by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
- James Madison

In the last 10 years, in narcotics task forces,
in a number of violent crime task forces,
we've worked very closely together with state and local law enforcement.
- Robert Mueller

Well, I'm not a violent person.
You have to back off.
People sometimes will try you and try you until you try not to,
but you have to react.
Normally, I just walk away.
- Bubba Smith

The most violent element in society is ignorance.
- Emma Goldman

Violent statements and threats cannot provide a solution to the problem.
They can only exacerbate feeling and make a clash of forces inevitable.
- Stafford Cripps

The effect of violent dislike between groups has always
created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state.
- Thomas B. Macaulay


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