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Alan Brien Quotes and Sayings
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Violence is the repartee of the illiterate.
- Alan Brien

I have done almost every human activity inside a taxi
which does not require main drainage.
- Alan Brien

The majority of them give the impression of being men
who have been drafted into the job during a period
of martial law and are only waiting for the end of
the emergency to get back to a really congenial occupation
such as slum demolition or debt collecting.
- Alan Brien

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

 

Peace cannot be achieved through violence,
it can only be attained through understanding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

The main goal of the future is to stop violence.
The world is addicted to it.
- Bill Cosby

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At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Where there is no emotion,
there is no motive for violence.
- the character Spock in the Star Trek television series

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Poverty is the worst form of violence.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I object to violence because
when it appears to do good,
the good is only temporary;
the evil it does is permanent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.
Its seat is in the heart,
and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.
- Lao Tzu

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart,
cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is the article of faith.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress,
as well for his defence against injury and violence,
as for his repose.
- Edward Coke

My religion is based on truth and non-violence.
Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realizing Him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Wrestling is ballet with violence.
- Jesse Ventura

Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation,
and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands
prevails over that of those who obey.
- Denis Diderot

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.
- Abraham Lincoln

People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.
- Don DeLillo

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.
- Roger Kahn

We can't answer King's assassination with violence.
That would be the worst tribute we could pay him.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Innocence of heart and violence of feeling are necessary
in any kind of superior achievement:
The arts cannot exist without them.
- Louise Bogan

Dr. King used Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and to passive resistance.
- Al Sharpton

My earnest hope is that what we started in terms of
building partnerships with communities across America will continue,
that we will continue our efforts to reduce crime and violence.
- Janet Reno

Well I don't think sex and violence have ever stopped
a movie from being mainstream.
- David Cronenberg

Deliberate violence is more to be quenched than a fire.
- Heraclitus

We shall continue to work for a Middle East that is
free of strife and violence,
living in harmony without the threat of terrorism or
the dangers of weapons of mass destruction.
- Hosni Mubarak

Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence,
in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil.
- Emile M. Cioran

The very first essential for success is a perpetually
constant and regular employment of violence.
- Adolf Hitler

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

Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of
discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be
eliminated without changing culture.
- Charlotte Bunch

We think that Kosovo will continue to serve as a centre
of violence and regional instability in future.
- Boris Trajkovski

The drop of rain maketh a hole in the stone,
not by violence, but by oft falling.
- Hugh Latimer

I don't like to go to the movies to see violence or
some kind of spy thing with all kinds of information
you have to assimilate to understand the plot.
- Pia Zadora

As the third anniversary of the September 11th attacks
draws near we must ensure our nation is prepared to
handle the continued threat of violence and terrorism on our country.
- Leonard Boswell

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.
- Plutarch

Interesting.
You Earth people glorify organized violence for 40 centuries,
but you imprison those who employ it privately.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

At the same time as we clearly condemn actions of violence
by groups in Palestinian against Israel.
- Jane Harman

It's always difficult to play a scene of physical violence
because you're always afraid that you don't know your
own strength and might hurt someone.
- Catherine Deneuve

Personally, I don't like watching violence.
I'd much rather see more skin.
- Cameron Diaz

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

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

Violence is almost an everyday occurrence in some Muslim lands:
it should not be exacerbated by revenge attacks on
more innocent families and communities.
- Cat Stevens

Our society has gotten to the point where we might
soon become less and less shocked by any kind of violence.
- Stanley Crouch

We're warriors, this culture, and we're very puritanical
about sex and very embracing about violence and I don't know why that is.
- Mark Ruffalo

Violence is always the last option, but if that time comes,
it is the ONLY option.
- John Gilmour

Refrain at all times from such Foods as cannot be procured
without violence and oppression.
- Thomas Tryon

The Reform Bill has destroyed the ancient conduits and strainers,
and brings Public Opinion to act upon the government with the rapid,
turbulent, and uncertain violence of a flood!
- Robert Peel

The Muslim world is deeply hurt by the campaign of
violence initiated against our Palestinian brothers.
- Ahmet Necdet Sezner

Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method
is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

I think violence in a cinematic context can be,
if handled in a certain way, very seductive.
- Kathryn Bigelow

We are a country of excess.
So it's not the violence, per se, but the exacerbation and constant repetition.
- Norman Lear

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

Islam teaches tolerance, not hatred;
universal brotherhood,
not enmity; peace, and not violence.
- Pervez Musharraf

Violence is the first refuge of the violent.
- Aaron Allston

I give the name violence to a boldness lying idle and enamored of danger.
- Jean Genet

It started with the Godfather, this operatic violence.
I don't know.
- William H. Macy

The state calls its own violence law,
but that of the individual crime.
- Max Stirner

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.
- George Orwell

I do not like violence.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

Actual violence has no attraction for me at all.
- Jane Campion


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