Violence is the act of hate and disregard for others. It is the absence of love, compassion, and better judgment. It is the wickedness to prey on the weak. Any acts of aggression towards the vulnerable and the innocent is deplorable. The fact that perpetrators go to jail for it is a pretty clear sign. How twisted one must be to threaten the safety of another human being? To spread fear and inflict lasting physical and emotional damage?
Acts of violence are also feigned strength and power carried out by cowards pretending to have authority. True strength and power should only foster goodness, not the other way around.
Here are 30 violence quotes you can ponder on.
We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion. – Mother Teresa
Moderate strength is shown in violence, supreme strength is shown in levity. – G.K. Chesterton
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. – Isaac Asimov
A weapon does not decide whether or not to kill. A weapon is a manifestation of a decision that has already been made. – Steven Galloway
In a world gushing blood day and night, you never stop mopping up pain. – Aberjhani
I am a violent man who has learned not to be violent and regrets his violence. – John Lennon
Thou shalt not be a victim, thou shalt not be a perpetrator, but, above all, thou shalt not be a bystander. – Yehuda Bauer
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. – John F. Kennedy
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again. – Malcolm X
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. – E.F. Schumacher
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind. – Mahatma Gandhi
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. – Mahatma Gandhi
To paraphrase several sages: Nobody can think and hit someone at the same time. – Susan Sontag
Violent excitement exhausts the mind and leaves it withered and sterile. – François Fenelon
There is a comfort in conformity, a security in control, that is appealing. There is a thrill in domination, and we are all secretly attracted to violence. – Tom Robbins
There is no document of civilization that is not also a document of barbarism. – Walter Benjamin
See, people with power understand exactly one thing: violence. – Noam Chomsky
ll 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
Violence is not only impractical but immoral. – Martin Luther King Jr.
Violence is a disease, a disease that corrupts all who use it regardless of the cause. – Chris Hedges
Black people are victims of an enormous amount of violence. None of those things can take place without the complicity of the people who run the schools and the city. – Toni Morrison
A place where something so terrible had happened shouldn’t continue to exist in the world. – Ron Rash
They have the guns, we have the poets. Therefore, we will win. – Howard Zinn
Senseless violence is a prerogative of youth, which has much energy but little talent for the constructive. – Anthony Burgess
War is not a means but an end. It makes violence respectable and makes sadists look like heroes. – Mary Horlock
We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love. – R.D. Laing
Our tenderness, compassion and kindness go with sensitive generous heart that should not be abused by others. – Angelica Hopes
Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another. – Arthur Conan Doyle
What a vast difference there is between the barbarism that precedes culture and the barbarism that follows it. – Christian Friedrich Hebbel
Violence is not a catalyst but a diversion. – Joseph Conrad
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