Violence never really deals with the basic evil of the situation. Violence may murder the murderer, but it doesn’t murder murder. Violence may murder the liar, but it doesn’t murder lie; it doesn’t establish truth. Violence may even murder the dishonest man, but it doesn’t murder dishonesty. Violence may go to the point of murdering the hater, but it doesn’t murder hate. It may increase hate. It is always a descending spiral leading nowhere. This is the ultimate weakness of violence: It... Martin Luther King jr.
Violence against judges and threats of violence against Judges is on the rise and it is no laughing matter. When leaders attempt to rationalize this violence, it only makes the problem worse. John Conyers
Violence brings only temporary victories; violence, by creating many more social problems than it solves, never brings permanent peace. Martin Luther King jr.
Violence alone, perpetrated by the people, violence organized and guided by the leadership, provides the key for the masses to decipher social reality. Without this struggle, without this praxis there is nothing but a carnival parade and a lot of hot air. All that is left is a slight readapting, a few reforms at the top, a flag, and down at the bottom a shapeless, writhing mass, still mired in the Dark Ages. Frantz Fanon
Violence isn't always evil. What's evil is the infatuation with violence. Jim Morrison
Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is always crude and distorted. Ellen Glasgow
Violence - look, we live in a violent world, man. This country was founded on violence. Who's kidding who? Bruce Willis
Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Violence is never a solution in my plays, just as ultimately violence is never a solution in human affairs. Edward Bond
Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor. Robert A. Heinlein
Violence has to become a part of your thinking. It makes you cautious, suspicious as hell, and lengthens your life expectancy. Laurell K. Hamilton
Violence is not the answer, it doesn’t work any more. We are at the end of the worst century in which the greatest atrocities in the history of the world have occurred... The nature of human beings must change. We must cultivate love and compassion. Martin Scorsese
Violence of any kind, once it starts, is like fucking a gorilla-you ain't done tillthe gorilla's done. Craig Ferguson
Violence is a personal necessity for the oppressed...It is not a strategy consciously devised. It is the deep, instinctive expression of a human being denied individuality. Richard Wright