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    Quotations about Violence

    • There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people.
    • Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
      Salvor Hardin in "Foundation", by Isaac Asimov
    • The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of non-violence has been the organization of violence.
    • It is by no means self-evident that human beings are most real when most violently excited; violent physical passions do not in themselves differentiate men from each other, but rather tend to reduce them to the same state.
    • It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
    • Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
      'Satyagraha Leaflet No. 13,' May 3, 1919, by Mahatma Gandhi
    • Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest of violence.
    • Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
      In a speech at the White House, 1962, by John F. Kennedy
    • 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.
      Lives, by Plutarch
    • The right things to do are those that keep our violence in abeyance; the wrong things are those that bring it to the fore.
      "Calculating God", 2000, by Robert J. Sawyer
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