Violence Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old violence quotes, violence sayings, and violence proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared. Henri Nouwen
Violence is like a strong perfume. It may seem good from afar, but as soon as you get close it's sickening. unknown
Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself. Lao Tzu
Violence is not power, but the absence of power. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Violence is the problem, not the solution. unknown
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down. Malcolm X
Violence is man re-creating himself. Frantz Fanon
Violence is the last word of the illiterate. Also the first. Solomon Short
What is gained by violence must be lost before superior violence. Mahatma Gandhi
Violence ends up defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Violence of the tongue is very real- sharper than any knife. Teresa Giudice
At the end of the day, violence never really solves any problem…it just creates new ones. unknown
The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing that it seeks to destroy. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Violence is not only impractical but immoral. Martin Luther King Jr.
Violence is never the answer, until it's the only answer. Derek Landy
Return not violence for violence. Abu Hanifa
No amount of violence you've done to others prepares you for violence done to yourself. Glen Duncan
The violence done us by others is often less painful than that which we do to ourselves. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Through violence, you may murder the hater, but you do not murder the hate. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Violence is born of the desire to escape oneself. Iris Murdoch
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind. Mahatma Gandhi
Nothing good ever comes of violence. Martin Luther
Nonviolence doesn't always work — but violence never does. Madge Micheels-Cyrus
He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom. J.R.R. Tolkien
Answer violence with violence. If one of us falls today, five of them must fall tomorrow. Evita Peron
When you used violence to achieve "peace"; what did you achieve ? -Supressed violence! Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
Violence does not always take visible form, and not all wounds gush blood. Haruki Murakami
In violence, we forget who we are. Mary Mccarthy
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 K. Gandhi