Violence Quotes SMS Collection

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

Violence in the voice is often only

Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.  ~John Frederick Boyes

So long as governments set the example

So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private citizens will occasionally kill theirs.  ~Elbert Hubbard

Who overcomes by force hath overcome but

Who overcomes by force hath overcome but half his foe.  ~John Milton, Paradise Lost, 1667, book 1, l. 648, PMB

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

The state calls its own violence law

The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime.  ~Max Stirner

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

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.  ~Gandhi

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical

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

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

Force is all conquering but its victories are

Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.  ~Abraham LincolnGCLE

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

In violence we forget who are mary

In violence we forget who we are.  ~Mary McCarthy

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

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. 

In some cases nonviolence requires more militancy

In some cases nonviolence requires more militancy than violence.  ~Cesar Chavez