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.

Non-violence is a weapon of the strong. Mahatma Gandhi
If you injure your neighbor, better not do it by halves. George Bernard Shaw
Violent excitement exhausts the mind and leaves it withered and sterile. François Fenelon
Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down. Malcom X
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. E.F. Schumacher
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again. Malcom X
To paraphrase several sages: Nobody can think and hit someone at the same time. Susan Sontag
Physical love is unthinkable without violence. Milan Kundera
Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd. Bertrand Russell
See, people with power understand exactly one thing: violence. Noam Chomsky
Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor. Robert A. Heinlein
Thou shalt not be a victim, thou shalt not be a perpetrator, but, above all, thou shalt not be a bystander. Yehuda Bauer
A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another Mao Tse-Tung
I am a violent man who has learned not to be violent and regrets his violence. John Lennon
The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual, crime. Max Stirner
Extreme violence has a way of preventing us from seeing the interests it serves. Naomi Klein
We don't believe in responding to violence with violence. Gene Roddenberry
These violent delights have violent ends. Jonathan Nolan
Violence is bad. It said so on TV. Don Mancini
An army is an institution for violence. Kawanaka Shimao
A most logical use of violence, to punish the violent. We both know that I am prepared to die, but are you prepared to kill? Gene Roddenberry
Despite historic resistance to gun control in the United States, some legislation has been passed to reduce the role of firearms in domestic homicide. Denise A. Hines
On average, Americans, either intentionally or unintentionally, are exposed to large doses of violence in the media and pornography. Denise A. Hines
American children see more than 8,000 murders and more than 100,000 other violent acts on network television by the end of elementary school. Denise A. Hines
Outside of the media industry, there is widespread acceptance of the extensive scientific data indicating that observing violence increases violence. Denise A. Hines
The widespread viewing of violence on TV, in movies, and in video game is evidence of this country's of violence. Denise A. Hines
Self-love will make men partial to themselves and friends, and ill-nature, passion, and revenge will carry them too far in punishing others. Samuel Austin Allibone
From the first records of human impatience down to the present-time, it has been complained that the march of violence and oppression is rapid. Samuel Austin Allibone
When we see men of inflamed passions, or of wicked designs, tearing one another to pieces by open violence, or undermining each other by secret treachery. Samuel Austin Allibone
Pleasure and pain are only different constitutions of the mind, sometimes occasioned by disorders in the body, or sometimes by thoughts in the mind. Samuel Austin Allibone