Violence Proverbs

Sayings about Violence

Who has power in his hands has no need to lie; he uses violence. ~ Turkish Proverb

Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Nonviolence is the supreme law of life. ~ Indian Proverb

Greatness is not achieved with violence. ~ African Proverb

When violence comes into the house, law and justice leave through the chimney. ~ Turkish Proverb

Quotations about Violence

Quotations about Violence

What is gained by violence must be lost before superior violence. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Under all conditions, well-organized violence seems to him the shortest distance between two points. ~ Leon Trotsky

As long as people use violence to combat violence, we will always have violence. ~ Michael Berg

For violence, like Achilles’ lance, can heal the wounds it has inflicted. ~ Frantz Fanon

In violence, we forget who we are. ~ Mary McCarthy

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

Violence is never the answer, until it’s the only answer. ~ Derek Landy

I maintain that nothing useful and lasting can emerge from violence. ~ Shirin Ebadi

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

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

A little violence never hurt anybody. ~ Benjamin Ruggiero

Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another. ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Violence does even justice unjustly. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Violence is not the problem; it is a consequence of the problem. ~ Jim Wallis

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

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 Rosenberg

No amount of violence you’ve done to others prepares you for violence done to yourself. ~ Glen Duncan

Nonviolence 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.

Violence is a disease, a disease that corrupts all who use it regardless of the cause. ~ Chris Hedges

Non violence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. ~ Author Unknown

Violence never settles anything right: apart from injuring your own soul, it injures the best cause. It lingers on long after the object of hate has disappeared from the scene to plague the lives of those who have employed it against their foes. ~ Obafemi Awolowo

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

Violence gains nothing, killing wins nothing — only sometimes nothing is what people want. Death is what they want. And they get it. ~ Ursula K. Le Guin

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

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

Violence is man re-creating himself. ~ Frantz Fanon

We pay for the violence of our ancestors. ~ Frank Herbert

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

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

Violence is a dark contrast to what so many of us still believe in — love. ~ Robi Ludwig

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

All violence flows from the same source … the need for power. Power is the only true morality … the only deathless god, and the appetite for violence is its only commandment. ~ Dan Simmons

Our fear of violence may have been as destructive as the violence itself. ~ Hilary Bailey

Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle. ~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Keep violence in the mind where it belongs.~ Brian W. Aldiss

Moderate strength is shown in violence, supreme strength is shown in levity. ~ G. K. Chesterton

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

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. ~ Isaac Asimov

Violence is my last option. ~ Chuck Norris

Return not violence for violence. ~ Abu Hanifa

A person who commits a violence against another is obviously in need of medical care. ~ Mack Reynolds

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