Violence Quotes

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Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.
In violence, we forget who we are.
Violence is a tool of the ignorant.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.


People who fight with fire usually end up in ashes.
Take away the violence and who will hear the men of peace?

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


I say violence is necessary.  It is as American as cherry pie.
Violence is like a weed—it does not die even in the greatest drought.
Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.


There's a bit of ancient wisdom that appeals to us: it's a saying that a fight starts only with the second blow.


The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of non-violence has been the organization of violence.
The aftermath of nonviolence is the creation of the beloved community, while the aftermath of violence is tragic bitterness.

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Perhaps violence, like pornography, is some kind of evolutionary standby system, a last-resort device for throwing a wild joker into the game?
I never intend to become adjusted to the madness of militarism and the self-defeating method of physical violence. I call upon you to be maladjusted.
I am never proud to participate in violence, yet I know that each of us must care enough for ourselves to be ready and able to come to our own defense.
He who throws a bomb and kills a pedestrian, declares that as a victim of society he has rebelled against society. But could not the poor victim object: "Am I society?"

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Men are rewarded for learning the practice of violence in virtually any sphere of activity by money, admiration, recognition, respect, and the genuflection of others honoring their sacred and proven masculinity.
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.


The aftermath of nonviolence is the creation of the beloved community. The aftermath of nonviolence is redemption. The aftermath of nonviolence is reconciliation. The aftermath of violence are emptiness and bitterness.

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Just as violence is the last refuge of the inarticulate, so it is also the first resort of the incompetent, the easy out for the man who is capable of expressing himself only in the most primitive and vulgar of dramatic terms.
The aftermath of violence is always bitterness; the aftermath of nonviolence is the creation of the beloved community so that when the battle is over, it's over, and a new love and a new understanding and a new relationship comes into being between the oppressed and the oppressor.

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