23 Best Genocide Quotes And Sayings

Genocide is one of the most heinous crimes in the history of humanity and is still a problem today. It can happen anywhere, and no one is immune. The following quotes on genocide will show you that war, violence, and hatred aren’t the only things that deserve to be hated. These people were victims of genocide too, and their tragic stories will help you understand why such actions are so incredibly awful.

In Rwanda, one person's God is another person's Satan-Thérèse Nyirabayovu
In Rwanda, one person's God is another person's Satan-Thérèse Nyirabayovu Karl Maier
For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.
For the dead and the living, we must bear witness. Elie Wiesel
The first time it was reported that our friends were being butchered there was a cry of horror. Then a hundred were butchered. But when a thousand were butchered and there was no end to the butchery, a blanket of silence spread. When evil-doing comes like falling rain, nobody calls out "stop! "When crimes begin to pile up they become invisible. When sufferings become unendurable the cries are no longer heard. The cries, too, fall like rain in summer. Bertolt Brecht
Genocide, after all, is an exercise in community building.
Genocide, after all, is an exercise in community building. Philip Gourevitch
I do detest the human race as a whole, but...
I do detest the human race as a whole, but some groups are more deserving than others, James D. Sass
If you believe Might is Right, it follows that whoever...
If you believe Might is Right, it follows that whoever cannot hold their ground does not deserve to keep it. James D. Sass
Matthew White, a self-described atrocitologist who keeps a database with the estimated death tolls of history’s major wars, massacres, and genocides, counts about 1.2 million deaths from mass killing that are specifically enumerated in the Bible. (He excludes the half million casualties in the war between Judah and Israel described in 2 Chronicles 13 because he considers Steven Pinker
For many people, that war [WWII] is called the “good war” because it was fought against a regime guilty of unspeakable atrocities. But the Allies did not enter the war to save Jews from extermination. The United States entered the war after it was attacked by Japan at Pearl Harbor and, as a nation, we certainly did not do as much as we should have to save the Jewish population of Europe. The basic question is still with us: Is it right, justifiable, to intervene in a nation’s internal activities when those activities include genocide, ethnic cleansing, or some other demonstrable harm to a subset of its people?. Nel Noddings
At the end of this journey, it seems to me that reconciling the long shadows cast by the uneasy past may ultimately depend on elements so basic that they bring to mind a simple Slav proverb I once came across and never forgot: Eat bread and salt and speak the truth. They are the recovery of fact, public accountability and the instituting of fair trials of one sort or another, to help mark ends and beginnings and to return the moral compass as close to the centre as possible. Erna Paris
Before I knew that a man could kill a man, because it happens all the time. Now I know that even the person with whom you've shared food, or whom you've slept, even he can kill you with no trouble. The closest neighbor can kill you with his teeth: that is what I have Learned since the genocide, and my eyes no longer gaze the same on the face of the world. Philip G. Zimbardo
The West is evidently no longer a safe place to express our opinions, unless we are prepared to meet a bloody end by doing so. The choice is ours, but we can be guaranteed that our government and law enforcement agencies will continue to support pedophilia, political correctness and multicultural genocide under the guise of religion. Unknown
And in "Elbow Room" the cast sings the glories of westward expansion in the United States, which involved the murder of native peoples and the violent conquest of half of Mexico. Among the lines in the song is one that intones, "There were plenty of fights / To win land right / But the West was meant to be / It was our Manifest Destiny?" Let it suffice to say that happily belting out a tune in which one merrily praises genocide is always easier for those whose ancestors weren't on the receiving end of the deal. Tim Wise
Racism defends our greed, frees us from self-control and makes others responsible for our failings. It is an attempt to silence the guilt so we can look in the mirror. Mari Serebrov
, Bloodlust is like a natural disaster; it has to run its course. I have seen their faces; they are faces out of nightmares–most ordinary–so ordinary that you can’t believe the brains behind them capable of genocide. John A. Williams
Their disappearance from the human family would be no great loss to the world. Henry Clay
Killing one person was murder; killing a few or dozens was ore murder; so killing thousands or tens of thousands ought to be punished by putting the murderer to death a thousand times. What about more than that? a few hundred thousand? The death penalty, right? Yet, those of you who know some history are starting to hesitate. What if he killed millions? I can guarantee you such a person would not be considered a murderer. Indeed, such a person may not even be thought to have broken any law. If you don't believe me, just study history! Anyone who has killed millions is deemed a 'great' man, a hero. And if that person destroyed a whole world and killed every life on it--he would be hailed as a savior! . Liu Cixin
...But this number, like all the others, must be seen not as 5.7 million, which is an abstraction few of us can grasp, but as 5.7 million times one. This does not mean some generic image of a Jew passing through some abstract notion of death 5.7 million times. It means countless individuals who nevertheless have to be counted, in the middle of life... Timothy Snyder
As for the sanctimony of people who seem blind to the fact that mass murder is still an annual event, look at Cambodia, Rwanda, Darfur, Tibet, Burma and elsewhere-the truer shout is not "Never again" but "Again and again. Paul Theroux
Rumors are the children of truth. Danny M. Cohen
They'll never know we were here. Danny M. Cohen