26 Violence Quotes

26 Violence Quotes

Let these violence quotes encourage you to look for peaceful ways as being violent solves no problems. Read the words of wisdom from people who have had experience with disturbing attacks, fighting and assaults. Be inspired.

  1. This is the ultimate weakness of violence: It multiplies evil and violence in the universe. It doesn’t solve any problems. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  2. 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. Albert Einstein
  3. Frankly, our present worldview and the institutions based on that worldview take violence as a norm, and shifting that basis could lead to a leap forward in cultural evolution.Michael N. Nagler, The Nonviolence Handbook
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  4. Great anger and violence can never build a nation. Nelson Mandela

  5. Great anger and violence can never build a nation.Nelson Mandela
  6. Peace cannot be achieved through violence; it can only be attained through understanding. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. We realize that, at any given moment, we can behave with either violence or compassion, depending on the strength of these seeds within us.Thich Nhat Hanh, Creating True Peace
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  8. Violence is a dark contrast to what so many of us still believe in – love.Robi Ludwig
  9. There’s sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic, violent father. He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.Dean Koontz
  10. I daresay some would never get their eyes opened if it were not for a violent shock from the consequences of their own actions. George Eliot
  11. Sometimes it seems as if anger is all around us. We flip on the nightly news to hear stories of domestic violence, violent crime, feuding celebrities and politicians, road rage, and countless groups angrily protesting nearly everything imaginable. Russell Kolts, The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger
  12. When you feel peaceful and successful, you want to extend and export that peace and love. The violence, hatred, prejudice, and judgment in our world suggest that we have miles to go to reach a world of inner and outer peace.Wayne Dyer, 21 Days to Master Success and Inner Peace
  13. I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. Gandhi
  14. Research shows that the wealthier, more educated, and healthier a nation, the less violence and civil unrest among its populace, and the less likely that unrest will spread across its borders. Peter H. Diamandis, Abundance
  15. Gentleness does more than violence. French Proverb

  16. Gentleness does more than violence. French Proverb
  17. “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.”Matthew 26:52 (NIV)
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  18. Abuse, regardless of how it manifests itself, will destroy the trust and, in the end, can destroy the relationship.Dr. Ramona Probasco, Healing Well and Living Free from an Abusive Relationship
  19. Violence is not merely killing another. It is violence when we use a sharp word, when we make a gesture to brush away a person, when we obey because there is fear.Jiddu Krishnamurti
  20. Hungry people cannot be good at learning or producing anything, except perhaps violence.Pearl Bailey
  21. Anyone who can give us some pointers on practicing nonviolence more safely and effectively is doing humankind a service.Ann Wright
  22. Over the past sixty years, Anne Frank has become a universal symbol of the oppressed in a world of violence and tyranny. Her name invokes humanity, tolerance, human rights, and democracy; her image is the epitome of optimism and the will to live. Melissa M�ller, Anne Frank: The BiographyAnne Frank Quotes
  23. All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do. Leo Tolstoy
  24. While the twentieth century was often a time of turbulence, selfishness, godlessness, and violence, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was a witness to love. She was a clear reminder of the goodness within human nature and the beauty of being truly open to God. Michael J. Ruszala, Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta: A Witness to LoveMother Teresa Quotes
  25. Keep hope alive in you by remembering that famous remark of Albert Einstein’s: “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” Wayne Dyer
  26. Domestic violence is a conversation and a concern that is now easily a top-five hot button issue that needs to be addressed in our society.Ray McElroy
  27. Violence should not be responded to with violence. Thich Nhat Hanh

  28. Violence should not be responded to with violence. The only way out of violence and conflict is for us to embrace the practice of peace, to think and act with compassion, love, and understanding.Thich Nhat Hanh, Creating True Peace
  29. Either approach – passively allowing violence to be used against us (or, for that matter, someone else) or reacting in kind – will only serve to increase the violence.Michael N. Nagler, The Nonviolence Handbook

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