Favorite Quotations ~  Violence Violence

"As long as there is violence, there will be war. One cannot defeat violence with more violence, only with nonresistance to and nonparticipation in it." ~ Leturno

Birth is violent, whether is be the birth of a child, or the birth of an idea. ~ Marianne Williamson

I believe humor nullifies violence. ~ John Wayne

I believe in the doctrine of non violence as a weapon of the strongest. I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed with his breast bare before his enemy. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

I have never intended in any of my films to sell violence or to glorify it. Even in the most intense action sequences in my films, there is a message about how evil violence is. ~ John Woo

I'd seen too many shrines in South Central and thought it was worth asking where the first bullet came from that started all this violence. ~ Antoine Fuqua

If more people were stoned there would be less violence in the world. ~ Tommy Chong

If you and 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

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

It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

My commitment originated in my own story and my own relationship to violence. ~ Eve Ensler

No evolution is accomplished in nature without revolution. Periods of very slow changes are succeeded by periods of violent changes. Revolutions are as necessary for evolution as the slow changes which prepare them and succeed them. ~ Peter Kropotkin

Nothing comes from violence, nothing ever could. ~ Sting (Gordon Sumner)

Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest of violence. ~ Francis Jeffrey

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

Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create. ~ Pope John Paul II

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