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Violence Quotes

Violence can range from being a minor altercation between two people to one causing millions of deaths. It is to be kept in mind that violence is not physical force only. Extreme and abusive verbal disagreements also count as aggression or abuse. There has been a huge debate whether or not violence is inherent in humans. Countries have been taking precautionary measures against the breakout of violence – worldwide and domestic. Among all the sections of society, youth has been rated as most indulgent offense. Read more for some violence and aggression quotations and sayings!

Pranab Mukherjee

No problems are ever resolved by violence. It only aggravates the pain and the hurt on every side.


Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.

Togetherness Persistence
Malcolm X

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.

Jamie Foxx

We cannot turn our back and say that violence in films or anything that we do doesn't have a sort of influence. It does.

What has violence ever accomplished? What has it ever created? No martyr's cause has ever been stilled by an assassin's bullet. No wrongs have ever been righted by riots and civil disorders. A sniper is only a coward, not a hero; and an uncontrolled or uncontrollable mob is only the voice of madness, not the voice of the people.

Martin Sheen

We think of violence as being conflict and fighting and wars and so forth, but the most ongoing horrific measure of violence is in the horrible poverty of the Third World... and the poverty in the United States as well.

Poverty World Fighting
Eva Mendes

We seem okay with violence, but nudity we race to criticize and censor.

Salvador Dali

Let my enemies devour each other.

Adolf Hitler

Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.

Malcolm X

I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man's problem just to avoid violence.

Malcolm X

I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence.

I grew up in an environment where it was permittable to use violence to solve a problem. But it was not permittable ever to call the police under any circumstances. That was the kind of doctrine of my household. My dad was a career-long criminal, and you weren't calling the police for any reason.

Quentin Tarantino

Violence is one of the most fun things to watch.

Adolf Hitler

Generals think war should be waged like the tourneys of the Middle Ages. I have no use for knights; I need revolutionaries.

Gavin McInnes

I want violence. I want punching in the face. I'm disappointed in Trump supporters for not punching enough.

Antony Starr

There are some people that just attract violence to them. No matter where they go, they'll find a fight.

Alexander Skarsgard

In some people's eyes, nudity is so much more dangerous than violence. I never really understood that.

Cate Blanchett

Violence and racism are bad. Whenever they occur they are to be condemned and we should not turn a blind eye to them.

No matter how civilized we are and how much society has curbed violent behavior. Human beings still have the same genes they had 10,000 years ago. Our bodies are designed to have a certain amount of physical stress and violence in them. We're designed to run from jaguars and fight to defend our territory.

Isaac Asimov

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Malcolm X

Nonviolence is fine as long as it works.

Steve Irwin

No matter where you go and what you do in America, you turn the tele on and you're confronted with violence.

Roman Polanski

You have to show violence the way it is. If you don't show it realistically, then that's immoral and harmful. If you don't upset people, then that's obscenity.

Roger Moore

Of course I am frustrated with regard to extreme poverty, to violence that never seems to cease.

Liam Hemsworth

We're showing a situation that these kids are caught in and being forced to do but the violence is not glorified. Most of the kids in there are not wanting to be doing it.

Patrick Jake O'Rourke

Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope.

Adolf Hitler

Strength lies not in defence but in attack.

Jim Morrison

We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.

Mahatma Gandhi

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.

Thomas More

I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself.

Mahatma Gandhi

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.

Candace Owens

We say it all the time: the leftist media is inciting violence and hate by calling everybody a racist and a white supremacist.

Theodore Roosevelt

The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.

Thomas Jefferson

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.


My opinion is that protesting, there's no problem with it, as long as it is peaceful without violence, without vandalism.

Don DeLillo

People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.

Dan Bilzerian

I don't believe in violence against women.

George Carlin

Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.

Dr. Dre

Mission accomplished, we didn't have any problems as far as violence goes.

Guy Ritchie

I think there's a natural system in your own head about how much violence the scene warrants. It's not an intellectual process, it's an instinctive process.

Robert Kennedy, Jr.

There's many, many people who have been through a lot worse things than I went through. I lost my dad when I was 14 and to violence.

Woody Harrelson

Violence was almost an aphrodisiac for me.

Ryan Gosling

I don't know specifically what scenes I'd like to see violence in - I crave violence when I'm watching a John Hughes movie.

Jackie Chan

I hate violence, yes I do. It's kind of a dilemma, huh?.

Jim Morrison

Violence isn't always evil. What's evil is the infatuation with violence.

Steven Seagal

I myself am a very nonviolent person and only resort to violence when I absolutely have to.

Martin Luther

Nothing good ever comes of violence.

Ryan Gosling

I just sort of feel like John Hughes movies are perfect, but they're missing violence. If they just had some violence, they'd be perfect.

Giancarlo Esposito

I'm not someone who is a fan of a lot of violence.

Joseph Addison

Justice is an unassailable fortress, built on the brow of a mountain which cannot be overthrown by the violence of torrents, nor demolished by the force of armies.


In 1962, my injury wasn't because of violence; I just kicked the ball and it happened. And that was OK because Brazil won; I didn't have any difficulty in accepting that. I still got a medal because I'd played two games.

Dick Van Dyke

A lot of violence, a lot of gore in it, and I just didn't want to do that kind of thing.

Elie Wiesel

When language fails, violence becomes a language; I never had that feeling.

Paul Walker

I'm not affected by violence the way some people are. I don't know why, but I enjoy that intensity.

Toni Morrison

Black people are victims of an enormous amount of violence. None of those things can take place without the complicity of the people who run the schools and the city.

Ilhan Omar

I was a teenager when 9/11 happened. And I really was uncomfortable with many members of our community feeling like they had to strip themselves of their identity in order to mitigate the violence and the fears that they were feeling.

Mark Ruffalo

The problem to me is violence. It's not cool to kill somebody or hurt people.

Chloe Grace Moretz

I'm not up for violence, just for fun.

Bill Maher

Maybe every other American movie shouldn't be based on a comic book. Other countries will think Americans live in an infantile fantasy land where reality is whatever we say it is and every problem can be solved with violence.

Sonia Sotomayor

No matter how liberal I am, I'm still outraged by crimes of violence. Regardless of whether I can sympathize with the causes that lead these individuals to do these crimes, the effects are outrageous.

Noam Chomsky

You never need an argument against the use of violence, you need an argument for it.

Elie Wiesel

Language failed me very often, but then, the substitute for me was silence, but not violence.

Abraham Lincoln

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.

Gloria Steinem

From pacifist to terrorist, each person condemns violence - and then adds one cherished case in which it may be justified.

George Washington

War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.

Denis Villeneuve

When I use violence in a movie, it's just to express the power, the impact of it.

Virginia Woolf

Who shall measure the hat and violence of the poet's heart when caught and tangled in a woman's body?

Mahatma Gandhi

Poverty is the worst form of violence.

Mark Ruffalo

As we're bombarded with the imagery that we are and now, post 9-11, it's hard not to get hardened by the world and the amount of violence that's allowed to be shown to kids these days.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Almost half of the population of the world lives in rural regions and mostly in a state of poverty. Such inequalities in human development have been one of the primary reasons for unrest and, in some parts of the world, even violence.

Daniel Craig

There's more than one way to sense violence.

Anurag Kashyap

In 'Gangs of Wasseypur,' I wanted to take violence forward and play it up.

Mark Ruffalo

We'll engage in pretty extreme violence in the world but, you know, the one thing that comes to humans as easily as eating or breathing or sleeping, is sex.

David Harbour

One of the things I've been interested in my whole career is exploring masculinity and what it means to be a man. The sensitivity of a man, but also the violence and power that goes along with it.

Lao Tzu

Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself.

Salma Hayek

Every woman who thinks she is the only victim of violence has to know that there are many more.

Donald Trump

As your president, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology.

The Gross National Product includes the destruction of the redwoods and the death of Lake Superior. It grows with the production of napalm and missiles and nuclear warheads... It includes... the broadcasting of television programs which glorify violence to sell goods to our children.

Death Children
Martin Scorsese

Some of my films are known for the depiction of violence. I don't have anything to prove with that any more.

Gloria Steinem

I'm not saying that women leaders would eliminate violence. We are not more moral than men; we are only uncorrupted by power so far. When we do acquire power, we might turn out to have an equal impulse toward aggression.

Chuck Palahniuk

The only thing I shy away from is non-consensual violence. I can't write a story where someone is a simple victim because it's boring.

Sigmund Freud

A belligerent state permits itself every such misdeed, every such act of violence, as would disgrace the individual.

Gavin McInnes

The Right isn't violent; the Left is. By allowing these sociopaths to shut down free speech with violence, you are all but demanding a war.

Muhammad Ali

I'm just hoping that people understand that Islam is peace and not violence.

The vast majority of murdered whites are murdered by other whites. That's why there's no national outrage when a white person is killed by a black person: it's not evidence of some underlying black violence problem directed against white people.

Vanessa Hudgens

Violence has been a part of films since the beginning of time. It's been a form of entertainment.

Stellan Skarsgard

I don't know - personally, I don't watch many films where the violence itself is the main entertainment, because I find them boring.

Alice Walker

Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.


As a tactic, violence is absurd. No one can compete with the Government in violence, and the resort to violence, which will surely fail, will simply frighten and alienate some who can be reached, and will further encourage the ideologists and administrators of forceful repression.

Billy Graham

Auschwitz stands as a tragic reminder of the terrible potential man has for violence and inhumanity.

The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.

Elie Wiesel

I never felt any attraction towards violence. I never tried to express myself through violence. Violence is a language.

Narendra Modi

Peace can only thrive when the climate is right. We remain open to bilateral dialogue with Pakistan on all outstanding issues in an environment free from terrorism and violence.

Viggo Mortensen

I like a twisted sense of humour. On 'A History of Violence,' David Cronenberg and I would be doing the grimmest scenes and laugh a lot.

Mahatma Gandhi

Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.

Alec Baldwin

My brothers were funny, and there was a lot of shtick and comedy and nastiness and violence and fighting and sports.

Funny Sports Fighting
George Michael

I was brought up when media still kept totally away from violence when it came to children. I don't think it would have made me scared of violence, but I find it repulsive.

Media Children
Barack Obama

Of course, violence will not end with our combat mission. Extremists will continue to set off bombs, attack Iraqi civilians and try to spark sectarian strife. But ultimately, these terrorists will fail to achieve their goals.

Albert Camus

Violence is both unavoidable and unjustifiable.

Ronda Rousey

I'm very anti-domestic violence.