341 Inspiring Quotes about Violence

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about violence? Inspiring Lizard has got you covered! In this article we present the 341 most beautiful violence quotes we could find. Let’s get inspired!

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Violence only begets violence when we allow it to. We always have a choice.

— P.T. Denys, Violence Begets…

Order is a slippery thing: it’s in the eyes of the beholder and the judgments of the powerful. Safety is clearer: it’s freedom from violence and intrusion.

— Chris Hayes, Colony In A Nation

I believe that Gandhi’s views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use violence in fighting for our cause, but by non-participation in anything you believe is evil.

— Albert Einstein

Revolutionary behavior and violence are usually only indulged in when people are at their wits’ end. So social stability depends a lot on how long their wits are.

— George Hammond

To sum up: politically speaking, it is insufficient to say that power and violence are not the same. Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent.

— Hannah Arendt, On Violence

He thought each memory recalled must do some violence to its origins. As in a party game. Say the words and pass it on. So be sparing. What you alter in the remembering has yet a reality, known or not.

— Cormac McCarthy, The Road

You been mud wrestling..?’ ‘Only with my conscience.’ ‘Really? Who won?’ ‘Well, it was one of those rare occasions when violence really doesn’t solve anything.

— Iain M. Banks, Use of Weapons

In light of all the gun violence in the USA, I’d prefer my democracy unleaded.

— Jayseth Guberman

Why shall we talk?To follow the logical method in handling the problems and the other family members’ points of views, with quitting the pressure style, verbal violence, and actual violence towards family members.

— Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi

The real violence is committed in the writing of history, the records of the legal system, the reporting of news, through the manipulation of social contracts, and the control of information.

— Bryant H. McGill

The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.

— Martin Luther King Jr.

As anyone who has recently seen PG-13 movies knows, the level of violence in them has increased to the point of making the Motion Picture Association of America’s voluntary rating system meaningless.

— Campbell Brown

It angers me to see armed defenders at the bottom of Lost Cause statues, adding a renewed threat of violence to icons that are themselves part of an ideology of violence and intimidation.

— Ryan Holiday

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

— George Orwell

Armed violence and peace cannot coexist. We need to overcome the challenges we face and seek practical solutions. We must replace the culture of war with the culture of peace.

— Widad Akreyi

Frankly, Pedro Almodóvar’s recent box office hit, Volver, is the first movie I’ve seen in which a young woman’s retaliation against sexual violence doesn’t ultimately boomerang around to destroy her

— Sarah Stillman

…we have entertained ourselves with the pornography of violence and inflamed passions that might otherwise have slumbered…

— John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

Extreme violence has a way of preventing us from seeing the interests it serves.

— Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

I always ask myself one question: what is human? What does it mean to be human? Maybe people will consider my new films brutal again. But this violence is just a reflection of what they really are, of what is in each one of us to certain degree.

— Kim Ki-duk

..each bloodletting hastens the next, and as the value of human life is degraded and violence becomes tolerated, the unimaginable becomes more conceivable.

— Bill Clinton

Johannes had once said that violence and cruelty were just a stupid person’s way of making himself felt, because it was easer to use your hands to strike a blow than to use your brain to find a logical and just solution to the problem.

— Anne Holm, I Am David

…kissing me with a violence that was terrifying and yet, somehow, the summit of all my tenderest dreams.

— Mary Stewart, Nine Coaches Waiting

You’d think true masculinity was just calm and collected happiness. So alpha male that it needs not or worries not. But typically masculine characters are always fighting, and most violence comes from some agitated level of fear and anxiety.

— Liev Schreiber

War or violence never can destroy enemies, only forgiveness can do that.

— Debasish Mridha

There just seems to be too much violence everywhere, even the news can’t help break now and then on TV

— Nikhil Sharda

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

— Charlotte Bunch

Anger and violence in Gaza and among Gazans is completely predictable. In a situation like ours, the absence of violence and anger would be abnormal. All of of us feel angry at least occasionally.

— Izzeldin Abuelaish, I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity

More violence does not necessarily equate with greater religious conviction.

— Maajid Nawaz, Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue

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

— Max Stirner

Modern consumer life is a form of extreme passive violence against all people.

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

He thought it disproportionate in its violence considering the fragility of us.

— David Jones, In Parenthesis

Mentioning violence to Bruce was like mentioning chocolate sauce to a six-year-old.

— Robert Muchamore, Shadow Wave

I find the violence in PG13 movies unbearable. This kid will never run home, never have another birthday. His death is slow, nightmarish. And you have to explore the consequences – the people who live on with this death.

— Marlon James

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

— Leo Tolstoy

We know that in the attempt to be freed of the enemy without, we can be tempted to feed the enemy within. To imitate the hatred and violence of tyrants and murderers is the best way to take their place.

— Pope Francis

If a man is pictured chopping off a woman’s breast it only gets an R rating but if God forbid a man is pictured kissing a woman’s breast it gets an X rating. Why is violence more acceptable than tenderness?

— Sally Struthers

We were raised with that discussion about violence and non-violence, and we all pretty much came up on the side of non-violence. That became my foundation with politics and my livelihood.

— Joan Baez

You look at the history of any sentient species and what do you find but tableaux of violence and slaughter. It’s finger-painted on the ceilings of caves and engraved into the walls of temples.

— James Luceno, Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel

Love and violence always go hand in hand. You can only ever truly hurt those you love. You must love them first to hurt them, to damage them beyond any hope of recovery, and for your actions to burn and linger, they too must love you back.

— Ava Farmehri, Through the Sad Wood Our Corpses Will Hang

Fear could drive one to violence as quickly as anger could.

— Nenia Campbell, Black Beast

With improved historical records, and easier access to them, we actually have better reasons for hating one another, for anger and violence toward one another.

— Richard Rohr, Adam’s Return: The Five Promises of Male Initiation

War – An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.

— George Washington

Whatever your objective in life may be, never use violence to get it! Violence belongs to the Land of Evil; once you enter there, your face and your heart is forever sealed with the devilish ugliness of the violence!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

The crowd of influences streaming on the young soul is so great, the clods of barbarism and violence flung at him so strange and overwhelming, that an assumed stupidity is his only refuge.

— Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life

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

The fish does not know it is wet. America is immersed in violence. The violence is in our souls. The enemy is within.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

A president who has incited violence inspires citizens towards hate and violence.

— DaShanne Stokes

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

— Mahatma Gandhi

Great horror movies are earned. ‘Halloween’ is an earned picture. Every moment of grotesque violence is earned by the suspense they’re able to maintain getting there.

— John Carroll Lynch

Peace is not a Natural Phenomenon, it is violence that is Natural. Peace needs to be imposed, Violence comes on its own. That is the reason why despite of so many efforts, Humanity is still deprived of permanent Peace.

— Tarif Naaz

Science, as opposed to technology, does violence to common sense.

— Richard Dawkins

The best protection against rape, stalking, and domestic violence is to raise men who both understand that women are different, and would never dare take advantage of this difference.

— Wendy Shalit, A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue

She wildly burned for the one she loved and he stood there watching, hoping he too would catch a blaze from the violence stirring in her heart.

— Robert M. Drake

In the future, violence would clearly become a valuable form of social cement.

— J.G. Ballard

The myth of redemptive violence – Caesar, peace, and victory – is in people’s bones so deeply, we aren’t even aware of it. You crush the opposition; that’s how we bring peace.

— Rob Bell

Take away the violence and who will hear the men of peace?

— Lorraine Hansberry

We live in an age, in an era where there is so much negativity, there is so much violence in the world, there is so much unrest and people are at war, that I wanted to promote the word love and red signifies love.

— Elton John

Jesus is a half-naked guy, hanging, nailed to a cross, and then people wear that around their neck, and then those are the people that are upset about violence in movies.

— Marilyn Manson

All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.

— Leo Tolstoy

No man is a great man if he used violence to achieve his goals!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

As the world fights those who use violence to advance their agenda, engagement, not neutrality, is needed in our educational systems.

— Gregory S. Prince, Jr., Teach Them To Challenge Authority: Educating for healthy societies

Unnecessary violence against animals is a heinous crime. Be a voice for those who do not have one.

— Debasish Mridha

Covetousness gives birth to violence, while violence gives birth to oppression.

— Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

We are all a part of a culture of violence that dominates every aspect of our lives.

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.

— Roger Kahn

It is essential that children who are directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence receive psychological care.

— Asa Don Brown

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

They called it the Great War, but that implied worthiness and grandeur, not violence and helplessness and the utter waste and devastation our country, our city, our people endured.

— M.J. Rose, The Secret Language of Stones

Obviously, there’s a part of me that takes the world of violence and death very seriously. However, when it comes to protection, or when it comes to just the skill of shooting… I’ve gone to the range with sniper rifles and things like that.

— Angelina Jolie

He thought each memory recalled must do some violence to its origins. As in a party game. Say the word and pass it on. So be sparing. What you alter in the remembering has yet a reality, known or not.

— Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Unfortunately, violence has a way of overpowering even the strongest of wills

— Kenneth Eade, Predatory Kill

You cannot fight hate and violence with more hate and violence, any more than you can conquer darkness with more darkness. Adding darkness only increases blackness. To subtract shadow, add light.

— Na’ama Yehuda

Perhaps it’s simply the dual nature of marriage, the proximity of violence and love.

— Adam Ross, Mr. Peanut

If the only option you leave poor people with is to resort to violence in order to survive, they’ll do just that. And there are lots more poor people in this world than there are rich ones.

— Michael Monroe, Afterlife

The only violence was when these so-called ‘freedom fighters’ terrorized the poor Africans in the villages… They were told what to do and who to support.

— Ian Smith

Mindless violence against the undead?” said Zzzap. “Count me in.

— Peter Clines, Ex-Communication

Technology, ideology, and social and cultural changes periodically throw out new forms of violence for humanity to contend with.

— Steven Pinker

If you or I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world.

— Deepak Chopra

My brothers were funny, and there was a lot of shtick and comedy and nastiness and violence and fighting and sports.

— Alec Baldwin

Military dictatorship is born from the power of the gun, and so it undermines the concept of the rule of law and gives birth to a culture of might, a culture of weapons, violence and intolerance.

— Benazir Bhutto

Early violence and early abandonment damages people and family systems, and can persist for decades if not healed.

— Christine Mason

All of my life I have stayed away from violence and the instruments of violence, and have seen a legal, democratic struggle as the only means to achieve change.

— Osman Baydemir

Many Islamic clerks are spreading the discourse of violence and the spirit of hatred; then they object on the actions of ISIS! They are producing ISIS generation by another, throughout their discourse and curricula.

— مُضر آل أحميّد, Dismantling ISIS

Islam desists violence practised by terrorists who kill their brethren and commit all despicable actions under the shelter of religion. Islam dissociates itself strictly from these people and their actions.

— Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan

Death is ordinary. Behold it, subtract its patterns and lessons from those of the death that weapons bring, and maybe the residue will show what violence is.

— William T. Vollmann

The sweetest and most heavenly of activities partake in some measure of violence – the act of love, for instance; music, for instance. You must take your chance, boy. The choice has been all yours.

— Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

Sometimes violence is necessary to prevent even more violence, ” I concluded, almost as if it were an epiphany.

— Zack Love, The Syrian Virgin

Never in history has violence been initiated by the oppressed. How could they be the initiators, if they themselves are the result of violence?

— Paolo Freire

I hide myself behind, a cloud of smoke; the smoke screen varies, dependent on the variable. The variable consists of: stress, anguish, boredom, madness, anger, depression, apathy, negativity, sex, violence & a little chunk of chaos.

— Emily H. Sturgill, Sex in the Kitchen Sink: Poetry and Art

Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power’s disappearance.

— Hannah Arendt

I hate and fear violence myself, have always avoided barroom brawls, and tho’ I’m a bit of a gun-nut, and a member of the NRA, I never shoot at anything but beer cans and mule deer. (In season.) And seldom hit either, except by accident.

— Edward Abbey, Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast

Football is violence and cold weather and college rye.

— Roger Kahn

There’s fear and violence under the surface. One always follows the other.

— James W. Bodden, The Red Light Princess

Confession is an act of violence against the unoffending.

— Tom Stoppard, The Invention of Love

Peace does not mean an absence of violence or conflict, but it means how we respond to it, with violence or with love and understanding. Hate never can eradicate hate but love can do that.

— Debasish Mridha

Women who have been disappeared by violence are howling. The voices of disappeared women are echoing. I sing with these voices.

— Kim Hyesoon

Not everyone is violent in a violence infected country or society. In those countries and societies many parents unknowingly teach their children hatred and violence.

— Debasish Mridha

The people who burned witches at the stake never for one moment thought of their act as violence rather they thought of it as an act of divinely mandated righteousness. The same can be said of most of the violence humans have ever committed.

— Gil Bailie, Violence Unveiled: Humanity at the Crossroads

The problems we face now – poverty and violence at home, war and destruction abroad – will last only as long as we continue relying on the same politicians who created them in the first place.

— Donald Trump

Do you know why people like violence? It is because it feels good. Humans find violence deeply satisfying. But remove the satisfaction, and the act becomes hollow.

— Alan Turning

Keeping a monopoly on legitimate violence is still the proven best way to limit violence and allow reason some asylum where it can be freely practiced.

— Jacques Rancière, The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation

Women are prevented by the threat and reality of male violence from entering public space on equal terms with male citizens.

— Sheila Jeffreys, Unpacking Queer Politics

It was a strange monster, for beneath its exterior it was frightened and sickened by its own violence. It chastised itself for its savagery. And sometimes it had no heart for violence and rebelled against it utterly.

— Kristin Cashore, Graceling

In so far as the purported use of “violence” by the Animal Liberation Front in the furtherance of its fundamental mission is concerned; The fact of the matter is that violence cannot be committed against an inanimate object.

— Will Hazlitt

103When we try to be something that we are not, we become the slave of a rigid, fixed mind, following a rule about how things have to be. The violence and the anger in us remain unnoticed, because we are caught in our pictures of how we should be.

— Charlotte Joko Beck

The desire to be loved, to feel loved, is behind every diet, pill, surgery, and lie. It is behind each act of violence and every affair as well as each organized religion and every method of self-help.

— Vironika Tugaleva, The Love Mindset: An Unconventional Guide to Healing and Happiness

The greatest purveyor of violence in the world : My own Government, I can not be Silent.

— Martin Luther King Jr.

Gentleness is given to those who have learned that God will not have his kingdom triumph through the violence of the world, for such a triumph came through the meekness of a cross.

— Stanley Hauerwas, Hannah’s Child: A Theologian’s Memoir

Keep violence in the mind Where it belongs.

— Brian Aldiss

To use violence against a peaceful man is the greatest immorality and the biggest rot ever!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

I crave the violence of your affection. I ache for the way it jumbles my insides and makes my heart feel like it’s harboring a thunderstorm. I’ve never felt more alive in all my time on this earth, as I have, being underneath your touch.

— LeAnne Mechelle, Write like no one is reading 2

We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf”–Opening to “My Father’s Son, ” attributed to George Orwell

— George Orwell

In a war situation or where violence and injustice are prevalent, poetry is called upon to be something more than a thing of beauty.

— Seamus Heaney

Overcrowding in the cities is producing a collective madness in which irrational violence flourishes because man needs more space in which to be than the modern city allows.

— Gore Vidal

Every rock or molotov cocktail thrown should make a very obvious political point. Random violence produces random propaganda results. Why waste even a rock?

— Abbie Hoffman, Steal This Book

I haven’t been to a movie for three months of Sundays. I gather from what Carolyn reports that Hollywood now produces false entertainment: unmitigated violence on the screen; snickering, laughter in the audience.

— John Cage, M: Writings ’67-’72

Suicidal violence is not the exclusive property of the Muslim world. Suicide bombings were a tactic of nationalist struggles in 19th-century Europe and Russia, the far east during the second world war and the Vietnam war, and in modern Sri Lanka.

— James Buchan

People with mental health problems are almost never dangerous. In fact, they are more likely to be the victims than the perpetrators. At the same time, mental illness has been the common denominator in one act of mass violence after another.

— Roy Blunt

Love surrounds, softens and tires violence and force.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Intolerance is a species of violence and therefore against our creed.

— Mahatma Gandhi, The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi

We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.

— Winston S. Churchill

Where ever there’s guilt there’s violence, and if guilt is a smell then violence is a taste: strawberries and formaldehyde and ironish blood.

— Glen Duncan, I, Lucifer

A vein throbs to the left of his forehead. It pulsates, mirroring the violence in the room.

— M.R. Gott, Where The Dead Fear to Tread

It is far better to win a battle through skilled leadership and wise decisions than violence and bloodshed. It may not seem as glorious to the uninitiated, but in the end it results in fewer wounds–of any kind.

— Frank Herbert

there is enough treachery , hatred violence absurdity in the average human being to supply any given army on any given day

— Charles Bukowski

All violence is based on blindness, on a lack of reflection and empathy.

— Azar Nafisi, The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

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

Despite all the sadness, violence and misery, I still believe in universal peace, goodness, and beauty of humanity.

— Debasish Mridha

Each memory recalled must do some violence to its origins.

— Cormac McCarthy, The Road

…you do violence with your words if you force them – art is given – the words received, moment by moment from unseen hands – call it a Muse …

— John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

The one great universal in the study of violence is that most of it is committed by fifteen-to-thirty-year-old men.

— Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

No thanky-you; you can’t overcome hatred with more hatred. Force can kill the liar but not the lie, the hater but not the hate, and the violent but not the violence. Hate begets hate, violence begets violence, and war begets war.

— Joss Sheldon, ‘Involution & Evolution’: A rhyming anti-war novel

The feel of her skin as she struggled beneath, the life inside, the death without. The breaching of life and death, of survival uncaged inside him: a dark beast with violence and sex in its soul. In his soul.

— Mav Skye, Wanted: Single Rose

Death and injury caused by armed violence is one of the most shameful epidemics of our age.

— Widad Akreyi

Despite the violence and war, this world is the most peaceful place with the most beautiful nature in the universe.

— Debasish Mridha

A new type of superstition has got hold of people’s minds, the worship of the state. People demand the exercise of the methods of coercion and compulsion, of violence and threat. Woe to anybody who does not bend his knee to the fashionable idols!

— Ludwig von Mises

A person is born with feelings of envy and hate. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to violence and crime, and any sense of loyalty and good faith will be abandoned.

— Xun Kuang

Every society which allows violence against animals secretly becomes a violent society.

— Debasish Mridha

The passive and overt violence waged against the women and children of the world must end.

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

I have experienced jealousy, possessiveness, verbal abuse and violence from men, but I have also experienced jealousy, possessiveness, verbal abuse and violence from women, usually when I failed to respond to their advances.

— Julie Burchill

The power which establishes a state is violence the power which maintains it is violence the power which eventually overthrows it is violence.

— Kenneth Kaunda

Love heals violence and all its sources

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

We have been trained by a culture of violence and we are all agents of passive violence.

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

Racism and violence were non-existent in this world, When people were aware to fight for identity’- Terzanelle for Octavia Estelle Butler, Poem by Marieta Maglas

— Marieta Maglas, Near Kin: A Collection of Words and Art Inspired by Octavia Estelle Butler

Parental Alienation is an emotional act of violence that is aimed at an adult, but critically wounds a child.

— Steve Maraboli

It seems to me that any sensible person must see that violence does not change the world and if it does, then only temporarily.

— Martin Scorsese

On one level, a roomful of men is always a dangerous thing. Competition is usually in the air, so the potential for violence is always nearby.

— Brennan Manning, All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir

In the old days he had clutched life with such violence that the juice of it ran out between his fingers and was lost, but now he would touch it delicately, thankful for the good and accepting the ills with patience.

— Elizabeth Goudge, A City of Bells

Media was a battle ground. So was the internet. People began walking openly with their weapons, whether it was a gun or a camera. Drones were always skimming overhead, filming the violence of the second civil war of the United States.

— Lindsay Anderson, Syrin

The dangers of the sea should always take precedenceover the violence of the enemy’Rear-Admiral Ben Bryant CB, DSO and two bars, DSC

— Ben Bryant

Here was the love and violence in the hearts of men, all for their women

— Hugh Howey, Shift

We owe our children – the most vulnerable citizens in any society – a life free from violence and fear.

— Nelson Mandela

I would do violence for one glimpse of your naked breasts. Bleed for one taste of your nipple on my tongue. (Winter Makepeace)

— Elizabeth Hoyt, Thief of Shadows

It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder, and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge.

— Phyllis Diller

The violence of language consists in its effort to capture the ineffable and, hence, to destroy it, to seize hold of that which must remain elusive for language to operate as a living thing.

— Judith Butler, Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative

We also self-inflict violence, because violence is our only way of relating to the world, to others and to ourselves.

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

Violence is the quest for identity. When identity disappears with technological innovation violence is the natural recourse.

— Marshall McLuhan

we enjoy the peace we find today because people in past generations were appalled by the violence in their time and worked to reduce it, and so we should work to reduce the violence that remains in our time.

— Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

I don’t like gratuitous violence. I don’t like the ‘Saw’ movies. I don’t like the ‘Hostel’ movies. I don’t like anything that is violence for violence’s sake.

— Michael Biehn

Every time our government chooses to use military force to bring about change in the world, it once again teaches our children the myth of redemptive violence, the myth that violence can be an instrument for good.

— Shane Claiborne, The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical

Today you closed your eyes on violence, tomorrow, the violence will close your eyes on you.

— VicDo

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

Since Castro took power, the Cuban people have been denied basic human freedoms. No freedom of religion, no freedom of the press, no political freedom. And the regime uses brutality and violence to suppress these freedoms and impose its will.

— Mitt Romney

I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed, without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today – my own government.

— Martin Luther King Jr.

Implicit in the stare of those eyes, the power of those knobbly hands, was labor’s historic threat of violence against capital.

— Edmund Morris, Theodore Rex

The desire for an increase of wealth can be satisfied through exchange, which is the only method possible in a capitalist economy, or by violence and petition as in a militarist society, where the strong acquire by force, the weak by petitioning.

— Ludwig von Mises

The world holds no trace of what happens in it unless we carve it in with violence or concrete.

— Barney Norris, Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain

It takes abstract thinking to see how greed can lead to prosperity, but it takes wishful thinking to claim that violence can lead to charity.

— Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski, The Pith of Life: Aphorisms in Honor of Liberty

The answer to violence is the improvement of childhood.

— Stefan Molyneux

A society becomes a breeding ground of violence and terrorism when it closes its door to new ideas and forces the citizens to live in the prison of conforming thoughts.

— Debasish Mridha

When you’ve committed yourself to violence it takes an almost inhuman effort to stop short. It’s one of those things that once you’ve started need to be finished, rather like coitus, interrupting that’s a sin, even the priests say so.

— Mark Lawrence, King of Thorns

Senseless violence is a prerogative of youth, which has much energy but little talent for the constructive.

— Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

If you can write, you can read. And if you can read, you can better understand the world and its different societies. Knowledge is the key to destroying prejudice and individual hate, which always culminates in violence against the innocent.

— The Black Rose

And what is it, according to Plato, that philosophy is supposed to do? Nothing less than to render violence to our sense of ourselves and our world, our sense of ourselves in the world. (p. 40)

— Rebecca Goldstein, Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away

Organisms are selected to deploy violence only in circumstances where the expected benefits outweigh the expected costs.

— Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Advocating sexual repression as a solution to violence against women ends up mobilizing women around their fears rather than their visions.

— Alice Echols

Let them have guns’ is as much a solution to mass murder and gun violence as ‘Let them have drugs’ is a solution to drug addiction.

— DaShanne Stokes

If ten men are trying to lynch one allegedly vile person, than we can be completely sure that there are ten vile people and one allegedly vile person over there! Don’t forget, violence makes you a low man!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Peace does not mean an absence of violence or conflict, but it means how we respond to it, with violence or with love and understanding. Hate never can eradicate hate but love can.

— Debasish Mridha

Claiming that you have got the truth wrapped up does breed violence and intolerance.

— Timothy Radcliffe

Violence is a very ugly thing. Violence is often so casual on film, and made to look so cool and so sexy, but violence is a repulsive, repugnant act that human beings inflict on each other. It shouldn’t seem to be cool and sexy, ever really.

— James Purefoy

Jamaica’s a country of great dichotomy. On the one hand you have a tourist industry with great beaches and resorts, but on the other you have such great poverty and the violence that goes along with that.

— Michael Franti

Through violence you may murder the hater, but you cannot murder hate.

— Martin Luther King Jr.

Unlike temporal leadership, in which violence and death often proliferate, Christ’s rule signifies reunion between predator and prey, malefactors and innocents.

— James Mikołajczyk, Jesus the Jew, Christ the King: Exploring the Hypostatic Union Between the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith

Birth is violent, and out of that violence is our only chance of rebirth.

— Nick Nolte

The non-violent resistor not only avoids external, physical violence, but he avoids internal violence of spirit. He not only refuses to shoot his opponent, but he refuses to hate him. And he stands with understanding, goodwill at all times.

— Martin Luther King Jr.

As if violence could make light. Maybe violence could make light.

— Aspen Matis, Girl in the Woods: A Memoir

One must acknowledge with cryptography no amount of violence will ever solve a math problem.

— Jacob Appelbaum, Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet

The collapse of communism and a recognition of its economic and humanitarian catastrophes took the romance out of revolutionary violence and cast doubt on the wisdom of redistributing wealth at the point of a gun.

— Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars… Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

— Martin Luther King Jr.

Dehumanization, although a concrete historical fact, is not a given destiny but the result of an unjust order that engenders violence in the oppressors, which in turn dehumanizes the oppressed

— Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

I was not frightened as they were, for the very violence of his threats showed how weak he was.

— Erik Christian Haugaard, The Little Fishes

What I hope to do is create a play that investigates the ongoing violence toward women and children in the world, and searches for some kind of answer to the question, ‘What Can We Do?’

— Marsha Norman

Aggression, rage and violence are archetypal foundations of manhood.

— Abhijit Naskar, The Islamophobic Civilization: Voyage of Acceptance

I suspect that a greater and more insidious influence [than violence in movies] may lie in what they tell us about being in love, and how to conduct ourselves while in that condition.

— David Thomson, The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood

Absolute hospitality would in no way amount to the absence of violence. To the contrary, it would enthrone violence precisely under the guise of nonviolence because it would leave the violators unchanged and the consequences of violence unremedied.

— Miroslav Volf, A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good

He soon recognized the fact that the stimulus proceeded from the idea to be in the power of a woman rather than from the act of violence itself.

— Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Psychopathia Sexualis: The Case Histories

The main reason that violence correlates with low socioeconomic status today is that the elites and the middle class pursue justice with the legal system while the lower classes resort to what scholars of violence call “self-help.

— Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

There have been some gains made in terms of more equality for women in the workplace and in the way the legal system deals with issues of violence against women.

— Tracy Chapman

Maxim 6: If violence wasn’t your last resort, you failed to resort to enough of it.-The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries

— Howard Tayler

Abuse really is its own alphabet. Those who have not gone through it cannot understand it fully. The echos of violence hang in subconscious long after the threat is gone.

— Michelle Franklin

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

People have a greater tolerance for evil than for violence. If crooked gamboling, thieving and robing are covered over folks will tolerate it longer than out right violence, even when the violence may be cleansing.

— Louis L’Amour, The Daybreakers

What deep violence does the mind invent / As polar opposite to love. (In ‘Hat Love’).

— Tony Williams, All The Rooms Of Uncle’s Head

Those of us who are most genuinely repelled by war and violence are also those who are most likely to decide that some things, after all, are worth fighting for.

— Christopher Hitchens, The Quotable Hitchens from Alcohol to Zionism: The Very Best of Christopher Hitchens

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

— Mahatma Gandhi

Architecture must not do violence to space or its neighbors.

— I. M. Pei

There was some violence a year ago. An important kid got shot during an attempted kidnapping while on spring break in Mexico. The Fortune 500 went security crazy. Now rich kids like Jack need a commando team to take a dump.

— Allen Zadoff, Boy Nobody

There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors.

— Frank Herbert, Dune

Sometimes violence cannot be stopped no matter what we do. But the more peaceful we are, the better chance we have of bringing out the peace in those around us.

— Judith Orloff, Second Sight

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

If you have a drop of violence or anger in your mind, it can ignite a candle and be the source of violence, so be kind.

— Debasish Mridha

… in a cycle as old as tribalism, ignorance of the Other engenders fear; fear engenders hatred; hatred engenders violence; violence engenders further violence until the only “rights”, the only law, are whatever is willed by the most powerful.

— David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

It is when we finally realize the futility of violence and the invalidity of war will we, the people of this world finally wake up!

— Avijeet Das

Happiness is a series of grains of sand spread out in a desert of violence and anguish.

— Sebastien de Castell, Knight’s Shadow

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

When we allow violence against some, we enable violence against all.

— DaShanne Stokes

Folks who talk about no violence are always the ones who are first to call a policeman and usually they are sure there is one handy.

— Louis L’Amour, The Daybreakers

Racism and injustice and violence sweep our world, bringing a tragic harvest of heartache and death.

— Billy Graham

You can’t separate desperate politicians from violence and trouble.

— Bamigboye Olurotimi

Violence can only breed more violence and suffering. Our struggle must remain non-violent and free of hatred.

— Dalai Lama XIV

We are used to thinking of Amazon myths in terms of violence against uppity women, but the ancient evidence also reveals a vision of gender equality.

— Adrienne Mayor

But before he could either comfort me or commit further acts of violence upon my person, I spun away from him and made my drama queen moment complete by running away.

— Rachel Hawkins, Hex Hall

Those who incite violence have no business lecturing others about unity.

— DaShanne Stokes

I realized my sorrow, the regret of a restless, doomed spirit, rang in my voice. For the first time I wondered if my fate was to helplessly watch violence until I became as mad as the men who committed the murders.

— Christina Dodd, Love Never Dies

Is racial violence is the answer for happened racial violence? Which planet am I? Where are the people who taught me there is no difference? Why?

— Csaba Gabor-B.

Behind every person who’s committed an unimaginable crime is an adult who committed unimaginable violence against them as a child. All of them, as if it was plotted that way. Violence begets violence, and that violence begets even more violence.

— Gong Jiyoung

They [left-wingers] willy-nilly throw around the accusation of Nazism and comparisons to Hitler whenever confronted by any opposition, yet they are today’s Nazis in their determination to shut down by threats or violence free speech and assembly.

— Steve McCann

War is not a means but an end. It makes violence respectable and makes sadists look like heroes.

— Mary Horlock

Society has seldom considered the vicarious effects of domestic violence between partners on the lives of children.

— Asa Don Brown

Whether a religion is of peace or violence should be defined by the actions of its people, not by some books.

— Abhijit Naskar, The Islamophobic Civilization: Voyage of Acceptance

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

Since violence is largely a male pastime, cultures that empower women tend to move away from the glorification of violence and are less likely to breed dangerous subcultures of rootless young men.

— Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

If you are earning your money through violence, all this money is unethical, because violence and ethics cannot be together!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

I don’t even call it violence when it’s in self defense I call it intelligence.

— Malcolm X

Thunder without sound jolted the air around her. The violence of it was magnificent, immaculate, glorious.

— Terry Goodkind, The First Confessor

All violence demands reform, and all violence desperately begs to be healed.

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

I came to see the streets and the schools as the arms of the same beast. One enjoyed the official power of the state while the other enjoyed its implicit sanction. But fear and violence were the weaponry of both.

— Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

Christianity with its doctrine of humility of forgiveness of love is incompatible with the state with its haughtiness its violence its punishment its wars.

— Leo Tolstoy

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.

— Mahatma Gandhi, The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas

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

— Mahatma Gandhi

We are all artificial and have been unnaturally changed by violence and unwholesome conditioning.

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

Our misconception in viewing the past lies in assuming that doubt and fear, permit, protests, violence and hate were not equally present.

— Barbara W. Tuchman, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914

If you invoke faith as justification for your belief, you must accept the same from others. And every person who retreats to faith bears a measure of responsibility for every act of hate and violence justified by it.

— Nate Phelps

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

A culture of vultures steeped and born of violence shall choke on the blood of its offspring.

— T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”

I loved your breaking down that door, repeated Djuna. Through Rango she had breathed some other realm she had never attained before. She had touched through his act some climate of violence she had never known before.

— Anaïs Nin, The Four-Chambered Heart: V3 in Nin’s Continuous Novel

Religious fanaticism and hatred are a world-devouring fire, whose violence none can quench.

— Bahá’u’lláh

I concluded by saying that the SEALs in that room truly gave meaning to George Orwell’s observation that “people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” page 546

— Robert M. Gates, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

Domestic violence is frequently excused when alcohol and other substances are involved.

— Asa Don Brown

There is something in us that fears prayer as a maggot fears light. We must do violence to this voice, for it is not ourselves. It is our Enemy.

— Peter Kreeft, Prayer for Beginners

The ramifications of workplace violence can have a lingering effect on the organization for generations.

— Asa Don Brown, Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace, Finding Solutions that Work

Well before September 11, it was understood that with modern technology, the rich and powerful will lose their near monopoly of the means of violence and can expect to suffer atrocities on home soil.

— Noam Chomsky

Football combines the two worst features of American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.

— George F. Will

It didn’t take much prompting for Cariocas who were sick of living with violence to advocate violence as a solution.

— Juliana Barbassa, Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink

Any society that justifies violence against any human being for any reason will be a violent society. It will ultimately infect and affect the whole society. Everyone will suffer.

— Debasish Mridha

To his inner ear, the cardinal speaks. He says, I saw you, Crumb, when you were at Elvetham: scratching your balls in the dawn and wondering at the violence of the king’s whims. If he wants a new wife, fix him one. I didn’t, and I am dead.

— Hilary Mantel, Bring Up the Bodies

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

— Mahatma Gandhi

There’s no room for hate and violence in this world. We must learn to be more kind, compassionate, empathetic, and sympathetic to humanity.

— Germany Kent

The home of everyone is to him his castle and fortress as well for his defence against injury and violence as for his repose.

— Edward Coke

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

— Hiawatha

Saying both sides participated in violence doesn’t mean both sides are equally ideologically wrong, you know.

— T.J. Kirk

I’d be glad of a retaliation that wouldn’t recoil on myself; but treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends: they wound those who resort to them, worse than their enemies.

— Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

The only real recourse that [Russian] people had against tsarist rule was violence and rebellion. It was once remarked that Russia’s constitution was “absolutism moderated by assassination.

— Alan Beattie, False Economy: A Surprising Economic History of the World

Always best to start with violence and attempt communication second. People reacted more favorably when they knew you would snuff a few lives to get what you wanted… or for no reason whatsoever.

— Michael R. Fletcher, Beyond Redemption

As always, violence created more violence [Jehane Noujaim, “Tahrir Square, Cairo: Lost and Found in the Square”].

— Catie Marron, City Squares: Eighteen Writers on the Spirit and Significance of Squares Around the World

The threat or fear of violence should not become an excuse or justification for restricting freedom of speech.

— Alan Dershowitz

To protect one’s own statement is the greatest form of violence. To impress upon others that his statement is correct is a form of violence itself.

— Dada Bhagwan

In Labor movements generally, success through violence can hardly be expected except in circumstances where success without violence is attainable.

— Bertrand Russell, Proposed Roads to Freedom: Socialism, Anarchism and Syndicalism

Domestic violence rarely affects only those directly involved in the abusive relationship.

— Asa Don Brown

Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us.

— Andrea Dworkin

We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.

— George Orwell

So holding many factors constant, we find that living in a civilization reduces one’s chances of being a victim of violence fivefold.

— Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Today violence is the rhetoric of the period.

— Josi Ortega y Gasset

In our country let us reject violence and selfishness which could destroy Nigeria unity.

— Saminu Kanti

Nothing is easier than to get peaceful people to renounce violence, even when they provide no concrete ways to prevent violence from others.

— Thomas Sowell, Intellectuals and Society

It shocked his sense of dramatic economy that they should have to resort to violence when the same result could have been obtained by a minimum expenditure of energy.

— Hope Mirrlees, Lud-in-the-Mist

Please stay safe inside, and should you see yourself, I cannot condone murdering yourself. I just do not believe violence is ever the answer. (It is a question. The real answer is far more terrifying.)

— Jeffrey Cranor

In following the Way, the noble-minded treasure three things: a manner free of violence and arrogance, a countenance full of sincerity and trust, a voice free of vulgarity and impropriety.

— Confucius, The Analects

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

Any act of violence creates resentment and resistance, because humans were meant to be free.

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

Collective violence has flowed regularly out of the central political processes of western countries… The oppressed have struck in the name of justice, the privileged in the name of order, the in-between in the name of fear.

— Charles Tilly

Peace is not the absence of violence or war; it is the presence of kindness, compassion, love, and care.

— Debasish Mridha

terrorism n.Violence for political purposes or the politically motivated threat of violence which, either intentionally or unintentionally, challenges the state’s monopoly on political violence.

— Leslie Starr O’Hara, The Doublespeak Dictionary: Your Guide to the Euphemisms, Dysphemisms, and Other Linguistic Contrivances of the State

All violence is the result of people tricking themselves into believing that their pain derives from other people and that consequently those people deserve to be punished.

— Marshall B. Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

Individual liberty may be unable to solve every social problem, but collective violence is unable to solve any social problem.

— Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski

How fortunate it was for the world that when these great trials came upon it there was a generation that terror could not conquer and brutal violence could not enslave.

— Winston S. Churchill

We really are creatures of a violent world, biologically speaking – watching violence and learning about it is one of our cognitive drives.

— Steven Pinker

We can bring peace in the world, not by eliminating violence in the world, but by finding the causes of violence and by preventing those from infecting the society.

— Debasish Mridha

Justice is the state that exists when there is equity, balance, and harmony in relationships and in society. Injustice is the state that exists when unjust people do violence to peace and shalom and create inequity, imbalance, and dissonance.

— Ken Wytsma, Pursuing Justice: The Call to Live and Die for Bigger Things

Poverty does not cause violence and terrorism. Lack of education does not cause terrorism.

— John O. Brennan

People are mostly layers of violence and tenderness wrapped like bulbs, and it is difficult to say what makes them onions or hyacinths.

— Eudora Welty, Delta Wedding

We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love.

— R.D. Laing

Domestic violence is any behavior involving physical, psychological, emotional, sexual or verbal abuse. It is any form of aggression intended to hurt, damage, or kill an intimate person.

— Asa Don Brown

A fourth-grade reader may be a sixth-grade mathematician. The grade is an administrative device which does violence to the nature of the developmental process.

— B.F. Skinner, Walden Two

Where choice is set between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence … I prefer to use arms in defense of honor rather than remain the vile witness of dishonor…

— Mahatma Gandhi

Violence is violence and can in no way be misconstrued as discipline under any circumstance cultural or otherwise.

— Aysha Taryam

What presents itself to us as bourgeois legality is nothing but the violence of the ruling class, a violence raised to an obligatory norm from the outset.

— Rosa Luxemburg

Delimitation is always difficult. The world is one, life is one. The sweetest and most heavenly of activities partake in some measure of violence – the act of love, for instance; music, for instance.

— Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

J’accuse toute violence en l’education d’une ame tendre, qu’on dresse pour l’honneur, et la liberté.

— Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling.

— Lucretius

Invisible violence in Pakistan, violence against brown people, ongoing violence in Iraq — that’s got to be quantified in the same way as the cinematic glamorous violence that happens in recognisable cities.

— Russell Brand

fighting for transformational change does not require violence it requires one attitude called LOVE

— Chief-Icons Rashid Bawah

There is violence in this supposedly tender heart of mine.

— Julian Barnes, Talking It Over

All violence is an attempt to replace shame with self-esteem.

— James Gilligan

We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.

— Jim Morrison

Sex and violence … are the two great engines of the world.

— James Carlos Blake

If you are not vegan, please consider going vegan. It’s a matter of nonviolence. Being vegan is your statement that you reject violence to other sentient beings, to yourself, and to the environment, on which all sentient beings depend.

— Gary L. Francione

As long as we do violence to other animals, we’ll keep on doing violence to ourselves.

— Paul Russell, The Coming Storm

The system wears a mask of civility, yet will quickly reveal its true nature in the form of magnificently-purposed violence when needed.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

What led to September 11 is that most decision makers in the White House thought like you. They supported despotic regimes in the Middle East to multiply the profits of oil and arms companies, and armed violence escalated and reached our shores.

— Alaa Al Aswany, شيكاجو

. . . the sole aim of Okinawa Karate is to teach A person to handle violence and violent individuals; whether it is tactile, mental or spiritual

— Soke Behzad Ahmadi, KARATE POWER Lethal power of Fajin

He, who thought it necessary to maintain himself in her good graces, strove to console her under her disappointment by committing a little violence upon truth.

— Matthew Lewis, The Monk

And isn’t love between two people better than hatred, in this world of violence and mourning? There seemed to me a fragile kindness in their love that survived through this poisonous war. Even though one of them hadn’t.

— Jennifer Ryan, The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir

I want to reconcile the violence in your heart.I want to recognize your beauty’s not just a mask.I want to exorcise the demons from your past.I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart.

— Matthew Bellamy

Aberdeenshire’s Peterhead jail housed the hardest, badest, meanest motherfucker prisoners in the Scottish prison system. So no one was surprised when the pressure pot jail finally erupted in to violence that has not been seen or equalled since.

— Stephen Richards

The average American child, by age eighteen, is estimated to have seen eighteen thousand murders and two hundred thousand acts of violence on television. The “death play” of popular video games is accelerating these numbers to ever-higher levels.

— Richard J. Borden, Ecology and Experience: Reflections from a Human Ecological Perspective

Libertarianism holds that the only proper role of violence is to defend person and property against violence, that any use of violence that goes beyond such just defense is itself aggressive, unjust, and criminal

— Murray N. Rothbard

I would like to say to those who think of my pictures as serene, whether in friendship or mere observation, that I have imprisoned the most utter violence in every inch of their surface.

— Mark Rothko

Nicolai, the Dark Seducer as his people called him, had been in bed, but not alone. He was never alone. He was a man known for the violence of his temper as well as the deliciousness of his touch

— Gena Showalter, Lord of the Vampires

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat for it is momen

— Mahatma Gandhi

Women of all groups were measurably more likely than their male counterparts to vote for equality, health, and education, and against violence as a way of solving conflict. It wasn’t about biology, but experience.

— Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road

If you don’t follow Christ or love others in the way Christ said, and let yourself be bogged down instead with fearfulness, hatred, violence and the persecution of others – HOW can you call yourself a ‘Christian’?

— Christina Engela, Inanna Rising: Women Forged in Fire

Here we will solve with laws and dollars, problems that too many people around the world still must solve with violence and civil war.

— Marco Rubio

The violence of a lower-class man may indeed express rage, but it is aimed not at society but at the asshole who scraped his car and dissed him in front of a crowd.

— Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Find your “self-culture” is hero’s work. I liken it to the journey of a warrior who is preparing for battle. There is no violence in the battle, but there is a plan of attack and a methodology that you need to employ to complete the journey. Page 12

— Victoria Lorient-Faibish, Find Your “Self-Culture” Moving From Depression and Anxiety to Monumental Self-Acceptance

But the Butlerians turn fear into violence and panic into a weapon. By creating imaginary problems and raising the specter of nonexistent enemies, they transform common people into a wild herd that destroys everything they do not understand.

— Brian Herbert, Sisterhood of Dune

Our culture of violence is an incubator, where our children are the crop of future techno-warrior killers.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

At least it was love we were showing initially, and not hatred and violence like you did in the end.

— Sarah Swainson, To My Last Friend

Serge nodded. ‘And I respect your opinion because you smoke marijuana. You’re chemically biased against violence and job applications.

— Tim Dorsey, Pineapple Grenade

Through TV people turn their family living rooms into meditative dens of death and violence worship.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

I have always felt, ” he said, “that violence was the last refuge of the incompetent, and empty threats

— Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere

Deep within I’m shaken by the violence of existing for only you…

— Sarah McLachlan

A society that presumes a norm of violence and celebrates aggression, whether in the subway, on the football field, or in the conduct of its business, cannot help making celebrities of the people who would destroy it.

— Lewis H. Lapham

Don’t you understand that freedom depends upon the continuing possibility of rebel violence. When violence becomes unthinkable, freedom dies…

— Samuel B. Southwell, If All the Rebels Die

The violence between women is unbelievable…women try to make each other crawl so that their knees are bleeding.

— Tori Amos

Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love but to use violence to get what they want.

— Mother Teresa, The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living

Where love is absent, violence is a glaring possibility. Introduce love into any situation and violence gradually evaporates.

— Pooja Ruprell

Not only is this teacher educating her children in violence, she also has to continuously escalate her own violence to keep control. Her method of teaching breeds disrespect and prejudice. Her students have been dehumanized.

— Arun Gandhi, Legacy of Love: My Education in the Path of Nonviolence

If we fail to provide boys with pro-social models of the transition to adulthood, they may construct their own. In some cases, gang initiation rituals, street racing, and random violence may be the result.

— Leonard Sax, Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men

The decline of violence isn’t a steady inclined plane from an original state of maximal and universal bloodshed. Technology, ideology, and social and cultural changes periodically throw out new forms of violence for humanity to contend with.

— Steven Pinker