Violence stinks no matter which side of it you're on. But now and then there's nothing left to do but hit the other person over the head with a frying pan.
The more dubious and uncertain an instrument violence has become in international relations, the more it has gained in reputation and appeal in domestic affairs, specifically in the matter of revolution.
In some cases non-violence requires more militancy than violence.
If human beings are to survive in a nuclear age, committing acts of violence may eventually have to become as embarrassing as urinating or defecating in public are today.
It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
In violence, we forget who we are
I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man's problem just to avoid violence.
Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
All 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.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Violence does even justice unjustly.
Hate crimes are the scariest thing in the world because these people really believe what they're doing is right.
Violence is a part of America. I don't want to single out rap music. Let's be honest. America's the most violent country in the history of the world, that's just the way it is. We're all affected by it.
Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.
You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that way.
Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture.
God hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property, not seize it.
What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another?
Violence isn't always evil. What's evil is the infatuation with violence.
I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence.
The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of nonviolence has been the organization of violence.
The right things to do are those that keep our violence in abeyance; the wrong things are those that bring it to the fore.
Violence was almost an aphrodisiac for me.
We are supposed to be the children of Seth; but Seth is too much of an effete nonentity to deserve ancestral regard. No, we are the sons of Cain, and with violence can be associated the attacks on sound, stone, wood and metal that produced civilization.
Hate begets hate, violence engenders violence, hypocrisy is answered by hypocrisy, war generates war, and love creates love.
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