200+ Best Violence Quotes And Sayings

Misery breeds violence. Not just in the streets, but in our homes, relationships, and workplaces. As a society, we have tried to foster a culture of peace and understanding. In many ways, we have succeeded Read more

But if we’re honest with ourselves, we must admit that some of us have not embraced this ethic of being peaceful. You might be one of them. Here’s a list of violent quotes to help you see how violence can be a destructive force in your life.

If somebody says 'I love you' to me, I feel...
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If somebody says 'I love you' to me, I feel as though I had a pistol pointed at my head. What can anybody reply under such conditions but that which the pistol holder requires? 'I love you, too'. Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Physical love is unthinkable without violence.
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Physical love is unthinkable without violence. Milan Kundera
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and...
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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. Ernst F. Schumacher
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Thou shalt not be a victim, thou shalt not be a perpetrator, but, above all, thou shalt not be a bystander. Yehuda Bauer
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We often think of peace as the absence of war, that if powerful countries would reduce their weapon arsenals, we could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we see our own minds- our own prejudices, fears and ignorance. Even if we transport all the bombs to the moon, the roots of war and the roots of bombs are still there, in our hearts and minds, and sooner or later we will make new bombs. To work for peace is to uproot war from ourselves and from the hearts of men and women. To prepare for war, to give millions of men and women the opportunity to practice killing day and night in their hearts, is to plant millions of seeds of violence, anger, frustration, and fear that will be passed on for generations to come. Thich Nhat Hanh
This calls for a very special blend of psychology and...
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This calls for a very special blend of psychology and extreme violence. Ben Elton
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Humm humm haaa. Rahmumm humm haaaa, " intoned Opal, finishing her chant. "Peace be inside me, tolerance all around me, forgiveness in my path. Now, Mervall, show me where the filthy human is so that I may feed him his organs. Eoin Colfer
I get it, ' said the prisoner. 'Good Cop, Bad...
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I get it, ' said the prisoner. 'Good Cop, Bad Cop, eh?' If you like.' said Vimes. 'But we're a bit short staffed here, so if I give you a cigarette would you mind kicking yourself in the teeth? Terry Pratchett
I can kill a bad guy, but I can't save...
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I can kill a bad guy, but I can't save anyone. I'm not a hero. All I am is a killer. A dead killer who shit his pants. Samuel Engelen
Violence is spiritual junk food, and boredom is spiritual anorexia.
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Violence is spiritual junk food, and boredom is spiritual anorexia. Peter Kreeft
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Among peoples who possess a highly developed pugnacious instinct we find the greatest progress in the arts, sciences, social and political organization, commerce and industry. The instinct takes the milder form of rivalry which is the motive force of the great portion of the serious labors of mankind. Holly Estil Cunningham
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Children are no longer being parented, but are raised. Thats why they don't have morals, ethics, humanity and manners, because their parents neglected them. We now live in a society that doesnt care about right or wrong. Unknown
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We should write as we dream; we should even try and write, we should all do it for ourselves, it’s very healthy, because it’s the only place where we never lie. At night we don’t lie. Now if we think that our whole lives are built on lying-they are strange buildings-we should try and write as our dreams teach us; shamelessly, fearlessly, and by facing what is inside very human being-sheer violence, disgust, terror, shit, invention, poetry. In our dreams we are criminals; we kill, and we kill with a lot of enjoyment. But we are also the happiest people on earth; we make love as we never make love in life. Unknown
Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come...
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Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain. Mahatma Gandhi
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I believe that Gandhi’s views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use violence in fighting for our cause, but by non-participation in anything you believe is evil. Albert Einstein
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Today I wore a pair of faded old jeans and a plain grey baggy shirt. I hadn't even taken a shower, and I did not put on an ounce of makeup. I grabbed a worn out black oversized jacket to cover myself with even though it is warm outside. I have made conscious decisions lately to look like less of what I felt a male would want to see. I want to disappear. Sierra D. Waters
He, who thought it necessary to maintain himself in her...
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He, who thought it necessary to maintain himself in her good graces, strove to console her under her disappointment by committing a little violence upon truth. Unknown
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It is obvious that the concept of truth has become suspect. Of course it is correct that is has been much abused. Intolerance and cruelty have occurred in the name of truth. To that extent people are afraid when someone says, "This is the truth", or even "I have the truth". We never have it, at best is has us. No one will dispute that one must be careful and cautious in claiming the truth. But simply to dismiss it as unattainable is really destructive.(..) We must have the courage to dare to say: Yes, man must seek the truth; he is capable of truth. It goes without saying that truth requires criteria for verification and falsification. It must always be accompanied by tolerance, also. But then truth also points out to us those constant values which have made mankind great. That is why the humility to recognize the truth and to accept it as a standard has to be relearned and practiced again. The truth comes to rule, not through violence, but rather through its own power; this is the central theme of John's Gospel: When brought before Pilate, Jesus professes that he himself is The Truth and the witness to the truth. He does not defend the truth with legions but rather makes it visible through his Passion and thereby also implements it. . Pope Benedict XVI
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The scriptures present a God who delights in genocide, rape, slavery, and the execution of nonconformists, and for millennia those writings were used to rationalize the massacre of infidels, the ownership of women, the beating of children, dominion over animals, and the persecution of heretics and homosexuals. Humanitarian reforms such as the elimination of cruel punishment, the dissemination of empathy-inducing novels, and the abolition of slavery were met with fierce opposition in their time by ecclesiastical authorities and their apologists. The elevation of parochial values to the realm of the sacred is a license to dismiss other people’s interests, and an imperative to reject the possibility of compromise. Steven Pinker
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Johannes had once said that violence and cruelty were just a stupid person's way of making himself felt, because it was easer to use your hands to strike a blow than to use your brain to find a logical and just solution to the problem. Anne Holm