Ignorance leads to fear, fear leads to hate, and hate leads to violence. This is the equation.— Averroes
Genuine say no to violence quotes that are about gun violence
The most violent element in society is ignorance.
It's not the violence of the few that scares me, it's the silence of the many
Do you know why people like violence? It is because it feels good.
Humans find violence deeply satisfying. But remove the satisfaction, and the act becomes hollow.
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
I must remind you that starving a child is violence.
Suppressing a culture is violence. Neglecting school children is violence. Punishing a mother and her family is violence. Discrimination against a working man is violence. Ghetto housing is violence. Ignoring medical need is violence. Contempt for poverty is violence.
Let us not tire of preaching love; it is the force that will overcome the world. Let us not tire of preaching love. Though we see that waves of violence succeed in drowning the fire of Christian love, love must win out; it is the only thing that can.
Violence is a cleansing force. It frees the native from his inferiority complex and from his despair and inaction; it makes him fearless and restores his self-respect
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years' worth of education.
I believe that order is better than chaos, creation better than destruction.
I prefer gentleness to violence, forgiveness to vendetta. On the whole I think knowledge is preferable to ignorance, and I am sure human sympathy is more valuable than ideology.
Fight back! Whenever you are offered violence, fight back! The aggressor does not fear the law, so he must be taught to fear you. Whatever the risk, and at whatever the cost, fight back!
Violence never settles anything right: apart from injuring your own soul, it injures the best cause. It lingers on long after the object of hate has disappeared from the scene to plague the lives of those who have employed it against their foes.
Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak... Non-violence is hard work.
As long as I breathe I hope. As long as I breathe I shall fight for the future, that radiant future, in which man, strong and beautiful, will become master of the drifting stream of his history and will direct it towards the boundless horizons of beauty, joy and happiness!
Force when aggressively applied is "violence" and is, therefore, morally unjustifiable, but when it is used in the furtherance of a legitimate cause, it has its moral justification. The elimination of force at all costs in Utopian.
Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself.
Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
[Somali maritime violence] is a response to greedy Western nations, who invade and exploit Somalia's water resources illegally. It is not a piracy, it is self defence. It is defending the Somalia children's food.
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better
It was clear to me that if we allowed the Freedom Ride to stop at that point, just after so much violence had been inflicted, the message would have been sent that all you have to do to stop a nonviolent campaign is inflict massive violence.
If someone needs to express their gender in a way that is different, that is okay, and they should not be denied healthcare. They should not be bullied. They don’t deserve to be victims of violence. … That’s what people need to understand, that it’s okay and that if you are uncomfortable with it, then you need to look at yourself.
An organic farmer is the best peacemaker today, because there is more violence, more death, more destruction, more wars, through a violent industrial agricultural system. And to shift away from that into an agriculture of peace is what organic farming is doing.
There is a direct connection between violence against the Earth and violence against women.
What we need in the United States is not division;
what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or they be black.
One bleeding-heart type asked me in a recent interview if I did not agree that 'violence begets violence.' I told him that it is my earnest endeavor to see that it does. I would like very much to ensure - and in some cases I have - that any man who offers violence to his fellow citizen begets a whole lot more in return than he can enjoy.
Dehumanization, although a concrete historical fact, is not a given destiny but the result of an unjust order that engenders violence in the oppressors, which in turn dehumanizes the oppressed
Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
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Our position was: If you don't attack us, there won't be any violence;
if you bring violence to us, we will defend ourselves.
A society which discards those who are weak and non-productive risks exaggerating the development of reason, organisation, aggression and the desire to dominate. It becomes a society without a heart, without kindness - a rational and sad society, lacking celebration, divided within itself and given to competition, rivalry and, finally, violence.
We fear violence less than our own feelings.
Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.
Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.
We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight.
If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.
Let us develop respect for all living things.
Let us try to replace violence and intolerance with understanding and compassion. And love.