Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance.
Those who 'abjure' violence can do so only because others are committing violence on their behalf.
One in three women may suffer from abuse and violence in her lifetime. This is an appalling human rights violation, yet it remains one of the invisible and under-recognized pandemics of our time.
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat for it is momentary.
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence... Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
When liberty comes with hands dabbled in blood it is hard to shake hands with her.
Nothing good ever comes of violence.
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
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.
Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture.
If you give me any problem in America I can trace it down to domestic violence. It is the cradle of most of the problems, economic, psychological, educational.
Our society has gotten to the point where we might soon become less and less shocked by any kind of violence.
Violence is my last option.
Violence and racism are bad. Whenever they occur they are to be condemned and we should not turn a blind eye to them.
The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.
There is a subconscious way of taking violence as a way of expression, as a normality, and it has a lot of effects in the youth in the way they absorb education and what they hope to get out of life.
You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence: and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman.
Nonviolence is fine as long as it works.
Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning.
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