Monday, April 6, 2009

Violence Quotes

He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.

An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.

In some cases nonviolence requires more militancy than violence.
~Cesar Chavez

Violence is one of the most fun things to watch.
~Quentin Tarantino

Nonviolence doesn't always work - but violence never does.
~Madge Micheels-Cyrus

Poverty is the worst form of violence.

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.

The fact is that violence gives you a rush.
~Penn Jillette

The moment a man claims a right to control the will of a fellow being by physical force, he is at heart a slaveholder.
~Henry C. Wright

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

So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private citizens will occasionally kill theirs.
~Elbert Hubbard

Nothing good ever comes of violence.
~Martin Luther

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

Violence is as American as cherry pie.
~H. Rap Brown

It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their kind. ~George Bernard Shaw

All violence, all that is dreary and repels, is not power, but the absence of power.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.
~Abraham Lincoln

Violence does even justice unjustly.
~Thomas Carlyle

Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet.
~Dave Barry

These violent delights have violent ends.
~William Shakespeare

It is clear that the way to heal society of its violence... and lack of love is to replace the pyramid of domination with the circle of equality and respect. ~Manitonquat

There is a violence that liberates, and a violence that enslaves; there is a violence that is moral and a violence that is immoral.
~Benito Mussolini

In violence we forget who we are.
~Mary McCarthy

The use of violence as an instrument of persuasion is therefore inviting and seems to the discontented to be the only effective protest.
~William O. Douglas

Let us thank God that we live in an age when something has influence besides the bayonet.
~Daniel Webster

Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way.
~Julius K Nyerere

Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.
~John Frederick Boyes

Non-violence is the policy of the vegetable kingdom.
~H G Wells

Who overcomes by force hath overcome but half his foe.
~John Milton

Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings.
~George Will

What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another?
~Alan Paton

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

The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.
~Chinese Proverb

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

There is a great streak of violence in every human being. If it is not channeled and understood, it will break out in war or in madness.
~Sam Peckinpah

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
~Salvor Hardin
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