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Inspirational Quotes about Violence

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

Related topics: Inspirational Buddhist Compassion Hate Revenge Vengeance Fear

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

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 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

Poverty is the worst form of violence.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


 

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

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

Wrestling is ballet with violence.
- Jesse Ventura

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

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

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

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

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

Where there is no emotion,
there is no motive for violence.
- the character Spock in the Star Trek television series

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

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

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

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

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

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

Until we all start to take responsibility,
until we do all we can to improve the character of our communities,
we'll never break the cycle of violence and indifference.
- Carrie P. Meek

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only
because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
- George Orwell

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

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

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

There's been an increase in the number of Iraqis in training,
but more Americans are dying and violence is increasing.
- Lawrence Korb

You're lucky I took me a vow of non-violence,
or you'd be suffering some pain right now.
- Mike Fink

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

Well I don't think sex and violence have ever stopped
a movie from being mainstream.
- David Cronenberg

Hatred, intolerance, poor hygienic conditions and violence
all have roots in illiteracy,
so we're trying to do something to help the poor and the needy.
- Abdul Qadeer Khan

For me, the toughest thing for kids to deal with is
when the parents are fighting.
It's not violence on them - it's the feeling of violence in the family.
- Avi Arad

I told the students that we can exert pressure without resorting to violence,
and that we can move towards democracy without violence;
that way,
God will allow it.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

A revolution is an act of violence whereby one class
shatters the authority of another.
- James MacGregor Burns

Democracy don't rule the world, You'd better get that in your head;
This world is ruled by violence,
But I guess that's better left unsaid.
- Bob Dylan

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

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

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

I have always been vitally interested in physical conditioning.
I have long believed that athletic competition among
people and nations should replace violence and wars.
- Johnny Weissmuller

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

Heroism on command, senseless violence,
and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -
how passionately I hate them!
- Albert Einstein

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

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

I do not believe in terrorism, violence,
destruction, murder, pre-emption, or War.
- Rosanne Cash

As a human rights issue, the effort to end violence
against women becomes a government's obligation,
not just a good idea.
- Charlotte Bunch

Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
- Leo Tolstoy

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

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

Violence is a calm that disturbs you.
- Jean Genet

I hate violence, yes I do.
It's kind of a dilemma, huh?.
- Jackie Chan

If a movie isn't a hit right out of the gate,
they drop it.
Which means that the whole mainstream Hollywood product
has been skewed toward violence and vulgar teen comedy.
- Roger Ebert

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

Violence is my last option.
- Chuck Norris

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

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

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

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

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

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

Timothy McVeigh was a coward.
Violence is the stupid way out.
It'll discredit any real legitmate movement.
- Glenn Beck

It was exactly the same on the South Park movie really too.
There's lots of violence in that too,
but it always came down to anything sexual...
They don't care about anything else.
- Trey Parker

If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting,
I know that the violence will be in the thought and
the action of the assassins,
not in my dying.
- Indira Gandhi

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 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


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