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Justice is an unassailable fortress, built on the brow of a mountain which cannot be overthrown by the violence of torrents, nor demolished by the force of armies.

Tags: Cannot, Justice  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

I have never been attracted to any kind of violence.

Tags: Attracted  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

Passion is all but soft, it's not tender, it's violence to which you get hooked by pleasure.

Tags: Passion, Pleasure  ✍ Author: Isabelle Adjani

Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.

Tags: Domination, Physical  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Tags: Last, Refuge  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!

Tags: Hate, Patriotism  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.

Tags: Hate, Him  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Violence has been Nicaragua's most important export to the world.

Tags: Export, Nicaragua  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

In defense of our persons and properties under actual violation, we took up arms. When that violence shall be removed, when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, hostilities shall cease on our part also.

Tags: Shall, Took  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Violence ravaged my life. I was a victim of hatred, and I have dedicated my life to reversing that hatred.

Tags: Hatred, Life  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

Nonviolence is a flop. The only bigger flop is violence.

Tags: Bigger, Flop  ✍ Author: Joan Baez

The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of non-violence has been the organization of violence.

Tags: Flop, Worse  ✍ Author: Joan Baez

There are certain things that they say you can't do, there are all these secret people behind the scenes who make things available for you to do. That's why you have so much crime and violence.

Tags: Secret, Why  ✍ Author: Afrika Bambaataa

Actual violence has no attraction for me at all.

Tags: Actual, Attraction  ✍ Author: Jane Campion

The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.

Tags: Future, Goal  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

There's a difference between violence and senseless violence.

Tags: Between, Difference  ✍ Author: DMX

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

Tags: Another, Truth  ✍ Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Democracy don't rule the world, You'd better get that in your head; This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that's better left unsaid.

Tags: Democracy, Left  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

I maintain that nothing useful and lasting can emerge from violence.

Tags: Lasting, Useful  ✍ Author: Shirin Ebadi

If a movie isn't a hit right out of the gate, they drop it. Which means that the whole mainstream Hollywood product has been skewed toward violence and vulgar teen comedy.

Tags: Teen, Whole  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

I don't require movies to be about good people, and I don't reject screen violence.

Tags: Good, Movies  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

I can think of films that I'm producing right now that are extremely hard-hitting, graphic films, that nobody necessarily wants to see, graphic in terms of violence, of adult content and racial and historical subject matter.

Tags: Matter, Nobody  ✍ Author: Aaron Eckhart
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You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that way.

Tags: May, Peace  ✍ Author: Anthony Eden

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

Tags: Cannot, Peace  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

God hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property, not seize it.

Tags: God, Men  ✍ Author: M. C. Escher

Violence is man re-creating himself.

Tags: Himself  ✍ Author: Frantz Fanon

Civilisation is partly about restraining the male of the species from engaging in the violence of the hunter-gatherer period. But it doesn't take an awful lot to unleash it.

Tags: Male, Period  ✍ Author: Niall Ferguson

War will disappear only when men shall take no part whatever in violence and shall be ready to suffer every persecution that their abstention will bring them. It is the only way to abolish war.

Tags: Men, War  ✍ Author: Anatole France

A belligerent state permits itself every such misdeed, every such act of violence, as would disgrace the individual.

Tags: Act, State  ✍ Author: Sigmund Freud

The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.

Tags: Control, Power  ✍ Author: Robert Frost

Ever since taking office, the Obama administration has sought to accommodate Islamist demands that freedom of expression be curbed, lest it offend Muslims and stoke violence. For example, in 2009, the administration co-sponsored a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution along those lines.

Tags: Freedom, Human  ✍ Author: Frank Gaffney

Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.

Tags: Spirit, True  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.

Tags: Evil, Good  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Poverty is the worst form of violence.

Tags: Poverty, Worst  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.

Tags: Law, Unjust  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.

Tags: Pursuit, Truth  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.

Tags: Politics, Put  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

I'm very disturbed by violence against women when it is violence.

Tags: Against, Women  ✍ Author: Helen Garner

But I can't bear it when somebody who some man made a pass at - to call that violence seems to me absurd and insulting to women who've really met violence, who've been raped or bashed.

Tags: Somebody, Women  ✍ Author: Helen Garner

The violence seems to be diminishing. They've stared into the abyss a bit. I think they've all concluded that further violence... is not in their interests.

Tags: Bit, Seems  ✍ Author: Stephen Hadley

Governments that use violence to stop democratic development will not earn themselves respite forever. They will pay an increasingly high price for actions which they can no longer hide from the world with ease, and will find themselves on the wrong side of history.

Tags: History, Wrong  ✍ Author: William Hague

The appalling crackdown that we witnessed in Hama and other Syrian cities on 30 and 31 July only erode the regime's legitimacy and increase resentment. In the absence of an end to the senseless violence and a genuine process of political reform, we will continue to pursue further EU sanctions.

Tags: End, Political  ✍ Author: William Hague

I wanted to make the violence beautiful in order to heighten our revulsion.

Tags: Beautiful, Wanted  ✍ Author: Deidre Hall

Two things I do well in books are sex and violence, but I don't want gratuitous sex or violence. The sex and violence are only as graphic as need be. And never included unless it furthers the plot or character development.

Tags: Character, Sex  ✍ Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Personally, I can't stand violence. In any standard American mainstream movie, there's 20 times more violence than in any one of my films, so I don't know why those directors aren't asked why they're such specialists for violence.

Tags: American, Why  ✍ Author: Michael Haneke

You'll see more violence in any television crime series than you will in my films... Art is there to have a stimulating effect, if it earns its name. You have to be honest, that's the only thing.

Tags: Art, Honest  ✍ Author: Michael Haneke

Drama lives on conflict. If you're trying to deal with social issues seriously, there's no way of avoiding violence, which is so present in society.

Tags: Society, Trying  ✍ Author: Michael Haneke

Deliberate violence is more to be quenched than a fire.

Tags: Deliberate, Fire  ✍ Author: Katharine Hepburn

I don't think any of our lyrics have ever been erotic in a sexual term, because I haven't really written, touched on, that subject too often. But, uh... I mean, I suppose they could point the finger at us for violence maybe in certain songs.

Tags: Mean, Often  ✍ Author: Scott Ian

The Violence Against Women Act is so important. It provides money to train the cop on the beat, to train the judges that this is a new day, that we won't tolerate this violence and to know how to deal with it.

Tags: Money, Women  ✍ Author: Patricia Ireland

We always knew when we took on the issue of violence against women that somehow our opposition would come after us.

Tags: After, Women  ✍ Author: Patricia Ireland

I've talked to law enforcement officials at the state and local level who say that violence against women is going up. In any case, we think that it's an important issue whether it's going up or not. And we are determined to stop it.

Tags: Law, Women  ✍ Author: Patricia Ireland

No matter where you go and what you do in America, you turn the tele on and you're confronted with violence.

Tags: America, Matter  ✍ Author: Steve Irwin

Like most Americans, I hope and wish is that there is a peaceful resolution to the Middle East conflict. Unfortunately, there are extremists on both sides who oppose a peaceful resolution and instead choose violence.

Tags: Hope, Wish  ✍ Author: Darrell Issa

The motives of these parents vary, many parents don't like the curriculum being taught to their kids, or are wary of the threat of peer pressure or the presence of drugs or violence lurking in too many of our schools today.

Tags: Parents, Today  ✍ Author: Ernest Istook

Television is full of fictional and real violence that's turned into entertainment.

Tags: Full, Real  ✍ Author: Bill James

It's not that the film is violent, it's that people have an issue with violence right now.

Tags: Film, Issue  ✍ Author: Thomas Jane

All that violence in the world, we need to stop that.

Tags: Stop  ✍ Author: Wyclef Jean

You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence: and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman.

Tags: Forget, Woman  ✍ Author: James Joyce

Almost half of the population of the world lives in rural regions and mostly in a state of poverty. Such inequalities in human development have been one of the primary reasons for unrest and, in some parts of the world, even violence.

Tags: Human, Poverty  ✍ Author: Abdul Kalam

They are always very lax about putting restrictions on violence for children's movies, which I think is much more harrowing than sexuality for children.

Tags: Children, Movies  ✍ Author: Philip Kaufman

The power which establishes a state is violence; the power which maintains it is violence; the power which eventually overthrows it is violence.

Tags: Power, State  ✍ Author: Walter Kaufmann

It is my contention that most people are not mugged every day, that most people in this world do not encounter violence every day. I think we prepare people for violence, and I think just as importantly we prepare people for the definition of being gentle.

Tags: Gentle, Prepare  ✍ Author: Bob Keeshan

Fear generates anger, and fear generates violence, and those were part of what built the Saudi state.

Tags: Anger, Fear  ✍ Author: Robert Lacey

Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.

Tags: Destiny, Human  ✍ Author: R. D. Laing

We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love.

Tags: Love, Ourselves  ✍ Author: R. D. Laing

The Rolling Stones are violence. Their music penetrates the raw nerve endings of their listeners and finds its way into the groove marked 'release of frustration.'

Tags: Endings, Music  ✍ Author: Jon Landau

Hitler was such an anomalous character - he was so over-the-top chaotic in his approach to statesmanship, his manner and in the violence which overwhelmed the country initially. I think diplomats around the world... felt like something like that simply would not be tolerated by the people of Germany.

Tags: Character, Country  ✍ Author: Erik Larson

The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.

Tags: Falling, Rain  ✍ Author: John Lubbock

Nothing good ever comes of violence.

Tags: Good  ✍ Author: Martin Luther

What postmodernism gives us instead is a multicultural defense for male violence - a defense for it wherever it is, which in effect is a pretty universal defense.

Tags: Pretty, Universal  ✍ Author: Catharine MacKinnon

The copycat effects of media violence, similar to those previously attributed to westerns, radio serials and comic books, are easy to exaggerate.

Tags: Books, Easy  ✍ Author: Connie Mack

So, if falling crime rates coincide with the rise of violent video games and increasing violence on TV and at the cinema, should we conclude that media violence is causing the drop in crime rates?

Tags: Games, Rise  ✍ Author: Connie Mack

It started with the Godfather, this operatic violence. I don't know.

Tags: Godfather, Started  ✍ Author: William H. Macy

I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence.

Tags: Call, Self  ✍ Author: Malcolm X

The world is ruled by violence, or at least the imminent threat of violence. It always has been.

Tags: Ruled, Threat  ✍ Author: John Malkovich

I was proud to be an original cosponsor of the Violence Against Women Act when Congress passed it in 1994, and was proud to support the previous renewals in 2000 and 2005. These bills always enjoyed large, bipartisan support.

Tags: Proud, Women  ✍ Author: Carolyn Maloney

Violence isn't always evil. What's evil is the infatuation with violence.

Tags: Evil  ✍ Author: Jim Morrison

Our work in Britain suggests that radicalization is driven by an ideology which claims that Muslims around the world are being oppressed and - and this is the key bit of the argument - which then legitimizes violence in their supposed defense.

Tags: Bit, Work  ✍ Author: Pauline Neville-Jones

Well, you know, the violence is mostly in Mexico itself, at least the violence that people are worried about. And so we want to make sure that violence does not spill over into our communities that are along the border.

Tags: Along, Sure  ✍ Author: Janet Napolitano

Let me be very clear: We monitor the risks of violent extremism taking root here in the United States. We don't have the luxury of focusing our efforts on one group; we must protect the country from terrorism whether foreign or homegrown, and regardless of the ideology that motivates its violence.

Tags: Country, Here  ✍ Author: Janet Napolitano

I'm not going to appeal to violence or aggression - of course not.

Tags: Aggression, Appeal  ✍ Author: Bruce Nauman

Yes, violence begets more violence, but historically this has been the way of the world.

Tags: Begets, Yes  ✍ Author: Meshell Ndegeocello

War is an attempt of one group to impose its will upon another group by armed violence.

Tags: Another, War  ✍ Author: Scott Nearing

I don't ever believe in violence as a kind of medicine.

Tags: Medicine  ✍ Author: Lord Nelson

The application of military force, or the prospect of such application, inhibits terrorist violence.

Tags: Force, Military  ✍ Author: Benjamin Netanyahu

I don't initiate violence, I retaliate.

Tags: Initiate, Retaliate  ✍ Author: Chuck Norris

Violence is my last option.

Tags: Last, Option  ✍ Author: Chuck Norris

Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.

Tags: Illusion, Life  ✍ Author: Henri Nouwen

Of course, violence will not end with our combat mission. Extremists will continue to set off bombs, attack Iraqi civilians and try to spark sectarian strife. But ultimately, these terrorists will fail to achieve their goals.

Tags: End, Try  ✍ Author: Barack Obama

I would not apply the strategy of Calderon. I would look at the causes. Violence in Mexico has its origins in the lack of development and corruption.

Tags: Corruption, Lack  ✍ Author: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Violence in Mexico has its origins in the lack of development and corruption.

Tags: Corruption, Lack  ✍ Author: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Education is the vaccine for violence.

Tags: Education, Vaccine  ✍ Author: Edward James Olmos

Education is a vacine for violence.

Tags: Education  ✍ Author: Edward James Olmos

I don't support violence, period.

Tags: Period, Support  ✍ Author: Edward James Olmos

We used to flock to watch gladiators, public torture and executions. In more recent times, our appetite for mortal violence has been sublimated in sports, photorealistic video games, film and literature.

Tags: Sports, Used  ✍ Author: Kenneth Oppel

I grew up in Los Angeles when the racial tensions between blacks and Mexicans were very high. Gang violence was very prevalent.

Tags: Between, High  ✍ Author: Miguel

No wonder we have a lot of violence in Rio: the corrupt and violent policemen meet the violent criminals in the streets. What else is going to happen?

Tags: Else, Happen  ✍ Author: Jose Padilha

How can I make a movie about the violence of the police if the police aren't going to let me film it?

Tags: Film, Movie  ✍ Author: Jose Padilha

Armageddon is not around the corner. This is only what the people of violence want us to believe. The complexity and diversity of the world is the hope for the future.

Tags: Future, Hope  ✍ Author: Michael Palin

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