Violence Quotes and Sayings

The cost of growth is always a small act of violence.
Jodi Picoult

I am a violent man who has learned not to be violent and regrets his violence.
John Lennon

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

As much as it hurts, I would rather miss someone than hit someone.
– Brian Celio

I don’t like violence, but I’m prepared to act violently when confronted with violence and I’m going to give them more than they hoped for.

Submitted by: Terry W Osborn

Halt the Violence, Hoist the Peace.

Submitted by: Buchi Halvan

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

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.

Senseless violence is a prerogative of youth, which has much energy but little talent for the constructive.
Anthony Burgess

Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.
Malcolm X


Poverty is the worst form of violence.
Mahatma Gandhi

Violence is not only impractical but immoral.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Violence is a fruit harvested by anger and planted in revenge with the bitter taste of hate.

Submitted by: Queenie

Violence is the language of the inarticulate.
– Aussiescribbler

Violence does not always take visible form, and not all wounds gush blood.
Haruki Murakami

Any sort of violence is known as an enemy of the peaceful country. Not only it will destroy the morale and trust of the people but also unity of the country.

Submitted by: Ravi Sathasivam

Domestic abuse happens only in intimate, interdependent, long-term relationships – in other words, in families – the last place we would want or expect to find violence.
– Leslie Morgan Steiner

The scars from mental cruelty can be as deep and long-lasting as wounds from punches or slaps but are often not as
obvious. In fact, even among women who have experienced violence from a partner, half or more report that the man’s emotional abuse is what is causing them the greatest harm.
– Lundy Bancroft

An unjust law is itself a species of violence.
Mahatma Gandhi

An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
Mahatma Gandhi


Peace is not just mere absence of violence

When I want to hurt someone, I use words because words hurt them in a way that really sticks in their thick skull.

Submitted by: #I'mJustBeingTruthfull

Any belief that cannot be defended by logic, proof or evidence is protected by hurting feelings and if needed expressed by violence.
Javed Akhtar

A dog can bite you but you must not bite the dog! Your every movement in life must be peaceful; otherwise you lose your ethical superiority! Nonviolent civil disobedience is a genius; no power can beat it; use it when necessary!
Mehmet Murat ildan

Concerning non-violence: it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks.
Malcolm X

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