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.

I must own I never yet knew any party so just and reasonable, that a man could follow it in its height and violence, and at the same time be innocent. Samuel Austin Allibone
Biological factors affect the level of violent behaviors. Experiments on mice reveal that the number of attacks by mice against other mice correlated to the level of testosterone in humans. Sherri N. McCarthy
Violent behavior is a complex phenomenon that cannot be explained on the basis of only one set of variables. Sherri N. McCarthy
Observing violence within the family structure can provide the foundation for the child's violent behavior. Sherri N. McCarthy
Initial causes of violence within the family have been traced to weak family communication, maternal bonding or lack thereof, ineffective monitoring, parental indifference, negligence, and values that support the use of violence. Sherri N. McCarthy
Early childhood experiences have been correlated with the future development of violent behavior, especially during adolescence. Sherri N. McCarthy
The best way to avoid violence is to always be aware of what's going on in your surroundings, and to feel secure enough in your manhood that you cannot be made to fight over significant things. C.R. Jahn
The essence of war is violence. Moderation in war is imbecility. John Arbuthnot Fisher
A martial art that has no rules is nothing but violence. Kenji Tomiki
There are three things which the gentleman values most in the Way; to stay clear of violence by putting on a serious countenance, to come close to being trusted by setting a proper expression on his face, and to avoid being boorish and unreasonable by speaking in proper tones. Confucius
Socialism does not spring ready-made out of the womb of violence. Christopher C. Liundi
Tension generates violence, Violence brings suffering. Zett Why
When achieving things with violence, you only harm yourself. Zett Why
The funniest thing is that we create the rules and follow them, but still feel violence and constraint. Zett Why
For mere force, violence in the abstract, is the enemy of anything we love. Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence. D.V. Rangarajan
Truth quenches untruth, love quenches anger, self-suffering quenches violence. This eternal rule is a rule not for saints only but for all. Mahatma Gandhi
Non-violence requires double faith. Faith in God and also faith in man. Mahatma Gandhi
All violence is the result of people tricking themselves into believing that their pain derives from other people and that consequently those people deserve to be punished. Marshall Rosenberg
There is a great streak of violence in every human being. If it is not channeled and understood, it will break out in war or in madness. Sam Peckinpah
The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out. Chinese Probverb
What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another? Alan Paton
Play allows us to develop alternatives to violence and despair. Stuart Brown