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Violent Quotes and Sayings
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Please enjoy these Violent Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

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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

Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking
place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.
- Billie Jean King

A weak man is just by accident.
A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

Inflation is as violent as a mugger,
as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.
- Ronald Reagan

Rambo isn't violent.
I see Rambo as a philanthropist.
- Sylvester Stallone

Yet if anyone believes that the earth rotates,
surely he will hold that its motion is natural,
not violent.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

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We're not nearly as violent as the westerns.
- Moe Howard

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

Poverty does not make people terrorists,
but terrorists can exploit the frustration it creates
and use it as a breeding-ground for violent ideas.
- Anna Lindh

The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger;
the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind,
the latter to preserve themselves.
- Joseph Addison

The violent radicals do not legitimately represent
the overwhelming majority of the world's Muslims.
- Gijs de Vries

I'm really schizophrenic about that,
because on the one hand I would say,
yes there is, there's something inherently,
even violent about it, it's wild and raw and all this.
- Lester Bangs

Peace Corps helps promote global acceptance of the
principles of international peace and non-violent co-existence
among people of diverse cultures and systems of government.
- Sam Farr

Now people want what the movie was about,
which is violent comedy.
And that's really what The Aristocrats is based on -
what will a family do out of desperation.
- Bob Saget

Violent means will give violent freedom.
That would be a menace to the world and to India herself.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We decry violence all the time in this country,
but look at our history.
We were born in a violent revolution,
and we've been in wars ever since.
We're not a pacific people.
- James Lee Burke

We cannot and will not ban the creation of violent video games.
But, we can prevent the distribution of these disturbing games to children,
where their effects can be negative.
- Herb Kohl

The impulse to cruelty is, in many people,
almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love -
almost as violent and much more mischievous.
- Aldous Huxley

No violent extreme endures.
- Thomas Carlyle

The effect of violent dislike between groups has always
created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

I'm not a violent person.
- Manute Bol

In violent streets and broken homes,
the cry of anguished souls is not for more laws but
for more conscience and character.
- Cal Thomas

If anything I consider myself non-violent,
I'm from the hippy era, peace, love,
groovy.
- Rick James

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible
will make violent revolution inevitable.
- John F. Kennedy

If the impulse to daring and bravery is too fierce and violent,
stay it with guidance and instruction.
- Xun Zi

To lose a son under those circumstances -
a violent death like my son went through,
it just puts a burden on your heart.
- Brian Jones

When it comes to civilian deaths, violent hostilities play no favorites.
- John Conyers

The dimensions of my feelings are too violent.
- Klaus Kinski

At the rate we're going, the 21st century looks pretty clear.
It's going to be pretty violent.
- Edward James Olmos

England is nothing but the last ward of the European madhouse,
and quite possibly it will prove to be the ward for
particularly violent cases.
- Leon Trotsky

True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself.
It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations:
it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
- Honore de Balzac

I believe that Gandhi was correct.
Non-violent civil disobedience is the only way to bring
about change that allows people to enjoy the change
and not get killed in the process.
- Edward James Olmos

Let us love temperately, things violent last not.
- Philip Massinger

An escalating, violent tit-for-tat may lead to terrorism.
- Mary Douglas

If left unchecked, global change will create violent conflict,
torrential storms, shrinking coastlines,
and irreversible catastrophe.
- Valerie Jarrett

Violent statements and threats cannot provide a solution to the problem.
They can only exacerbate feeling and make a clash of forces inevitable.
- Stafford Cripps

The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch,
the lower the class.
- Paul Fussell

Everything that's realistic has some sort of ugliness in it.
Even a flower is ugly when it wilts,
a bird when it seeks its prey,
the ocean when it becomes violent.
- Sharon Tate

It is, therefore, a fact that anybody who wants to
realise Truth or who wants to be humane,
must follow non-violent ways of life,
otherwise he will not be able to reach the Truth.
- Morarji Desai

The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced,
the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more
violent the emotional agitation.
- Alfred Adler

Violent passions are formed in solitude.
In the busy world no object has time to make a deep impression.
- Henry Home

Justice is always violent to the party offending,
for every man is innocent in his own eyes.
- Daniel Defoe

The most violent element in society is ignorance.
- Emma Goldman

When a violent minority that crosses color lines comes
to believe that killing those you know or do not know
is a reasonable solution to problems,
we are in need of another vision.
- Stanley Crouch

When love grows diseased, the best thing we can do
is to put it to a violent death;
I cannot endure the torture of a lingering and consumptive passion.
- George Etherege

Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent,
and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

The active part of man consists of powerful instincts,
some of which are gentle and continuous;
others violent and short; some baser,
some nobler, and all necessary.
- Francis W. Newman

Be regular and orderly in your life,
that you may be violent and original in your work.
- Clive Barker

The trade of authorship is a violent,
and indestructible obsession.
- George Sand

I'm nihilistic, antagonistic, violent,
horrible - but not obliterated, yet.
I just refuse to be beaten down.
I think it's stubborness that keeps me going.
- Lydia Lunch

A toothache, or a violent passion, is not necessarily
diminished by our knowledge of its causes,
its character, its importance or insignificance.
- T. S. Eliot

I believe there are more instances of the abridgement
of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments
by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
- James Madison

In economic panics throughout history,
the wiping out of the savings accounts of lower earners
and the middle class has often led to social revolution,
sometimes violent upheavals.
- Nick Clooney

This is an era of violent peace.
- James D. Watkins

Anything that is non-violent is OK with me.
- Jasmine Guy

This marched was planned to be non violent and non confrontational,
and gladly it stayed that way.
What really impressed me was the self discipline of the Black Block.
- John Blair

I used to get some flack from my agents because I wouldn't
even audition for parts where the hero uses violent force to be a hero.
- Mackenzie Astin

The first thing you need to know, in order to establish
some perspective and avoid panic,
is that the violent government excesses we're seeing
today are far from unprecedented.
- L. Neil Smith

You can say battle or war or whatever,
but in the end, it's music.
It's not really violent in intent at all,
it's really just about expression and celebrating that in itself.
- Eric San

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts,
than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Great affection is often the cause of violent animosity.
The quarrels of men often arise from too great a familiarity.
- Saskya Pandita

In the last 10 years, in narcotics task forces,
in a number of violent crime task forces,
we've worked very closely together with state and local law enforcement.
- Robert Mueller

Growing up in a violent home is a terrifying and traumatic
experience that can affect every aspect of a child's life,
growth, and development.
- Lucille Roybal-Allard

A crash really occurs when you suddenly have a violent
downturn in the market that then heralds a long bull market.
- Ron Chernow

It is a violent sport that we choose as men,
and that we as parents allow our children to play.
- Troy Vincent

I believe that the high rates of property crime (and
some of the increase in violent crime) are part of
the price you pay for freedom.
- James Q. Wilson

I want to be optimistic because I don't think man is intrinsically violent.
- Bruce Kent

Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind.
- Ogden Nash

I rise today in strong support of the Children's Safety
and Violent Crime Reduction Act,
because it is a commonsense way to protect our schoolchildren from pedophiles.
- Ric Keller

God gave us intestines for a reason.
I'm not keen on surgery.
It's too extreme.
All it took was one of those plastic surgery shows
to see how violent it is.
- Kirstie Alley


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