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1. "The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of violence."
Author: Adolf Hitler
2. "When Violence floods the State from above, flowery land razed for robot proliferation"
Author: Allen Ginsberg
3. "With that, the poignant charm vanished. Inside the fifth machine, all was rampant malignity. Deformed flowers thrust monstrous horned tusks and trumpets ending in blaring teeth through the crimson walls, rending them; the ravenous garden slavered over its prey and every brick was shown in the act of falling. Amid the violence of this transformation, the oblivion of the embrace went on. The awakened girl, in all her youthful loveliness, still clasped in the arms of a lover from whom all the flesh had fallen. He was a grinning skeleton."
Author: Angela Carter
4. "My attitude to peace is rather based on the Burmese definition of peace - it really means removing all the negative factors that destroy peace in this world. So peace does not mean just putting an end to violence or to war, but to all other factors that threaten peace, such as discrimination, such as inequality, poverty."
Author: Aung San Suu Kyi
5. "If we divide into two camps--even into violent and the nonviolent--and stand in one camp while attacking the other, the world will never have peace. We will always blame and condemn those we feel are responsible for wars and social injustice, without recognizing the degree of violence within ourselves. We must work on ourselves and also with those we condemn if we want to have a real impact."
Author: Ayya Khema
6. "All violence demands reform, and all violence desperately begs to be healed."
Author: Bryant McGill
7. "The Akielon march into the fort was the flow of a single red stream, except that whereas water swirled and swelled, it was straight and unyielding.Their arms and legs were crudely bare, as if war was an act of flesh impacting on flesh. Their weapons were unadorned, as if they had brought only the essentials required for killing. Rows and rows of them, laid out with mathematical precision. The discipline of feet marching in unison was a display of power, and violence, and strength."
Author: C.S. Pacat
8. "The study of the galaxies reveals a universal order and beauty. It also shows us chaotic violence on a scale hitherto undreamed of. That we live in a universe which permits life is remarkable. That we live in one which destroys galaxies and stars and worlds is also remarkable. The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent to the concerns of such puny creatures as we."
Author: Carl Sagan
9. "Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture."
Author: Charlotte Bunch
10. "In this image-driven age, wildlife filmmakers carry a heavy responsibility. They can influence how we think and behave when we're in nature. They can even influence how we raise our kids, how we vote and volunteer in our communities, as well as the future of our wildlands and wildlife. If the stories they create are misleading or false in some way, viewers will misunderstand the issues and react in inappropriate ways. People who consume a heavy diet of wildlife films filled with staged violence and aggression, for example, are likely to think about nature as a circus or a freak show. They certainly won't form the same positive connections to the natural world as people who watch more thoughtful, authentic, and conservation-oriented films."
Author: Chris Palmer
11. "Art and savagery, aesthetics and violence. Were they contradictory or symbiotic?"
Author: Christopher Brookmyre
12. "It was the seventh of November, 1918. The war was finally over. Maybe it would be declared a holiday and named War's End Day or something equally hopeful and wrong. Wars would break out again. Violence was part of human nature as much as love and generosity."
Author: Claire Holden Rothman
13. "When the Department of Justice came in and found the school had a long history of black-on-Asian racial violence that school officials ignored, school officials admitted they might have had a problem. So they printed up some pamphlets and gave them to the Asian students, instructing them how to avoid antagonizing their black schoolmates with their racist behavior."
Author: Colin Flaherty
14. "For indeed Christianity was complicit in the death of antiquity, and in the birth of modernity, not because it was an accomplice of the latter, but because it, alone in the history of the West, constituted a rejection of and alternative to nihilism's despair, violence, and idolatry of power; as such, Christianity shattered the imposing and enchanting facade behind which nihilism once hid, and thereby, inadvertently, called it forth into the open."
Author: David Bentley Hart
15. "Education is a vacine for violence."
Author: Edward James Olmos
16. "I abhor violence. How many times do I have to say it? I am a delicate. Freakn'. Flower!"
Author: Eve Langlais
17. "There is no escape - we pay for the violence of our ancestors."
Author: Frank Herbert
18. "It seems that the only gun violence some leftists approve of is gun violence aimed at cops and other groups they see as oppressive or racist."
Author: Gary Bauer
19. "It is only with the passage of the Violence Against Women Act in 1994 that we have been able to put a dent in violence against women, and women have had a place to go."
Author: Gwen Moore
20. "If we go back in the history of different nations, violence and the use of force are part of their heritage. These are the traditions of mankind."
Author: Harri Holkeri
21. "The copycat effects of media violence, similar to those previously attributed to westerns, radio serials and comic books, are easy to exaggerate."
Author: Hugh Mackay
22. "The white man's victory soon became complete by fraud, violence, intimidation and murder."
Author: Ida B. Wells
23. "It was his eyes. When you looked into them, you saw chained violence baring teeth and claws back at you."
Author: Ilona Andrews
24. "Guy Boy Man," says Baby Doll15. "Violence is not the answer."I look down the hallway, steely eyed. "Then I don't like the question." Sweetie and I high five."
Author: James Marshall
25. "My earnest hope is that what we started in terms of building partnerships with communities across America will continue, that we will continue our efforts to reduce crime and violence."
Author: Janet Reno
26. "Things happen, people change,' is what Amanda said. For her that covered it. You wanted an explanation, and ending that would assign blame and dish up justice. You considered violence and you considered reconciliation . But what you are left with is a premonition of the way your life will fade behind you, like a book you have read too quickly, leaving a dwindling trail of images and emotions, until all you can remember is a name."
Author: Jay McInerney
27. "As specimens go, they always get excited about me. I'm a good one. A show-stopper. I'm the kind of kid they'll still enquire about ten years later. Fifty-one placements, drug problems, violence, dead adopted mum, no biological links, constant offending. Tick, tick, tick. I lure them in to being with. Cultivate my specimen face. They like that. Do-gooders are vomit-worthy. Damaged goods are dangerous. The ones that are in it cos the thought it would be a step up from an office job are tedious. The ones who've been in too long lose it. The ones who think they've got the Jesus touch are fucking insane. The I can save you brigade are particularly radioactive. They think if you just inhale some of their middle-classism, then you'll be saved."
Author: Jenni Fagan
28. "What greater violence can be done to the poet's experience than to drag it into an early morning classroom and to go after it as an item on its way to a Final Examination? …It is the experience, not the Final Examination, that counts."
Author: John Ciardi
29. "There is violence in this supposedly tender heart of mine."
Author: Julian Barnes
30. "In the raising and exaltation of Christ, God has chosen the one whom the moral and political powers of this world rejected – the poor, humiliated, suffering and forsaken Christ. God identified himself with him and made him Lord of the new world ….. The God who creates justice for those who suffer violence, the God who exalts the humiliated and executed Christ – that is the God of hope for the new world of righteousness and justice and peace."
Author: Jürgen Moltmann
31. "Violence is about the attacker, not the victim. If you weren't there, your attacker would have chosen some other victim. You are all real, good, and valuable people and you are entitled to be safe. And you are allowed to fight back, run, scream, get help or do whatever it takes to be safe."
Author: Kaje Harper
32. "Strangling is the most intimate way to kill someone," Cam said, as if teaching Violence 101. "Now let's see the beauty of your death."
Author: Lauren Kate
33. "The global phenomenon of poverty tourism - or 'poorism' - has become increasingly popular during the past few years. Tourists pay to be guided through the favelas of Brazil and the shantytowns of South Africa. The recently opened Los Angeles Gang Tour carries visitors through battle-scarred territories of urban violence and deprivation."
Author: Leslie Jamison
34. "...violence is anything an airplane can do to a cloud"
Author: Lionel Shriver
35. "I don't ever believe in violence as a kind of medicine."
Author: Maggie Nelson
36. "Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. It is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it."
Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
37. "In violence, we forget who we are."
Author: Mary McCarthy
38. "Whatever your objective in life may be, never use violence to get it! Violence belongs to the Land of Evil; once you enter there, your face and your heart is forever sealed with the devilish ugliness of the violence!"
Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
39. "To cure the violence, we must identify and heal the causes of hatred and violence. If we don't deal with the causes we will never be safe."
Author: Peter Yarrow
40. "It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning."
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
41. "At first everyone predicted that it would be impossible to hold these divergent people together, but aside from the skilled men, some of whom belonged to craft unions, comparatively few went back to the mills. And as a whole, the strike was conducted with little violence."
Author: Ray Stannard Baker
42. "War is not violence and killing, pure and simple; war is controlled violence, for a purpose. The purpose of war is to support your government's decisions by force. The purpose is never to kill the enemy just to be killing him . . . but to make him do what you want him to do. Not killing . . . but controlled and purposeful violence.Robert A. Heinlein - Starship Troopers"
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
43. "Violence is Inevitable."
Author: Robert Harris
44. "Violence promises us something we all deeply desire, something we genuinely want; violence promises us peace. Violence promises us, that in the end, when the last battle is fought, the last bomb is dropped, and the last enemy is slain, we will have what we always dreamed of – safety, a world without suffering, death or bloodshed; a world at rest. Yet, these are the very things Christ offers with the Kingdom of God. A world where the lamb will lay down with the lion, where swords are beaten into plowshares, where mercy and justice flow down like the waters, where every tear will be wiped away from our eyes, and where there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. Christ and violence seem to offer the same final result, the two being competitors for our allegiance."
Author: Ronnie McBrayer
45. "I think that communism was a major force for violence for more than 100 years, because it was built into its ideology—that progress comes through class struggle, often violent. It led to the widespread belief that the only way to achieve justice was to hurry this dialectical process along, and allow the oppressed working classes to carry out their struggle against their bourgeois oppressors"
Author: Steven Pinker
46. "I never, never supporting any violence and everybody that know me, and all the countries here they know well that is no one, nowhere that the former prime minister will become terrorist to hurt their own country. No way."
Author: Thaksin Shinawatra
47. "The instant of petrified violence that sometimes foreruns a summer storm saturated the hushed yard, and in the unearthly tinseled light rusty buckets of trailing fern which were strung round the porch like party lanterns appeared illuminated by a faint green inward flame."
Author: Truman Capote
48. "I always forget that you have seen far more violence than we have," Zoe says,"
Author: Veronica Roth
49. "From a parent's right to know what their children are doing, to protecting citizens across the country from the growing threat of gang violence, the House Democrat leadership is simply out to lunch."
Author: Virginia Foxx
50. "A.E.Housman'No one, not even Cambridge was to blame(Blame if you like the human situation):Heart-injured in North London, he becameThe Latin Scholar of his generation.Deliberately he chose the dry-as-dust,Kept tears like dirty postcards in a drawer;Food was his public love, his private lustSomething to do with violence and the poor.In savage foot-notes on unjust editionsHe timidly attacked the life he led,And put the money of his feelings onThe uncritical relations of the dead,Where only geographical divisionsParted the coarse hanged soldier from the don."
Author: W.H. Auden

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