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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!


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.

Persistence Togetherness
Malcolm X

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Don DeLillo

People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.

George Carlin

Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.

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.

Jim Morrison

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

Martin Luther

Nothing good ever comes 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.

Elie Wiesel

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lao Tzu

Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself.

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.

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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.

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.

Alice Walker

Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

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.

Ronald Reagan

The totalitarian world produces backwardness because it does such violence to the spirit, thwarting the human impulse to create, to enjoy, to worship.

Ronald Reagan

Violence has been Nicaragua's most important export to the world.

Clint Eastwood

The fact is, violence is not only not a beautiful thing, but it's also very painful and not without consequences for the perpetrator as well as the victim.

Donald Trump

In 2009, pre-Hillary, ISIS was not even on the map. Libya was stable. Egypt was peaceful. Iraq was seeing a really big, big reduction in violence. Iran was being choked by sanctions. Syria was somewhat under control.

The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt.

He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.