There is a great streak of violence

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 PeckinpahCUL

I believe everybody in the world should

I believe everybody in the world should have guns.  Citizens should have bazookas and rocket launchers too.  I believe that all citizens should have their weapons of choice.  However, I also believe that only I should have the ammunition.  Because frankly, I wouldn’t trust the rest of the goobers with anything more dangerous than string.  ~Scott Adams

The moment a man claims right to

The moment a man claims a right to control the will of a fellow being by physical force, he is at heart a slaveholder.  ~Henry C. Wright, The Liberator, 7 April 1837HHQ

How many does it take to metamorphose

How many does it take to metamorphose wickedness into righteousness?  One man must not kill.  If he does, it is murder…. But a state or nation may kill as many as they please, and it is not murder.  It is just, necessary, commendable, and right.  Only get people enough to agree to it, and the butchery of myriads of human beings is perfectly innocent.  But how many does it take?  ~Adin Ballou, The Non-Resistant, 5 February 1845HHQ

Thus the metric system did not really

Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet.  ~Dave Barry

And so to the end of history

And so, to the end of history, murder shall breed murder, always in the name of right and honor and peace, until the gods are tired of blood and create a race that can understand.  ~George Bernard Shaw, "Caesar and Cleopatra"

The man who strikes first admits that

The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.  ~Chinese Proverb, also: He who strikes the first blow admits he’s lost the argument. ~Chinese Proverb; LCD