Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak... Non-violence is hard work.— Cesar Chavez
Cheering Violence And War quotations
Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.
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.
If you only notice human proceedings, you may observe that all who attain great power and riches, make use of either force or fraud; and what they have acquired either by deceit or violence, in order to conceal the disgraceful methods of attainment, they endeavor to sanctify with the false title of honest gains.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
War stirs in men's hearts the mud of their worst instincts.
It puts a premium on violence, nourishes hatred, and gives free rein to cupidity. It crushes the weak, exalts the unworthy, and bolsters tyranny .. .Time and time again it has destroyed all ordered living, devastated hope, and put the prophets to death.
Sweat more in practice, bleed less in war.
By peace we mean the capacity to transform conflicts with empathy, without violence, and creatively- a never-ending process
Hate begets hate, violence engenders violence, hypocrisy is answered by hypocrisy, war generates war, and love creates love.
We have a choice. We have two options as human beings. We have a choice between conversation and war. That's it. Conversation and violence. And faith is a conversation stopper.
Be selective in your battles, don't make every problem a war.
Violence as a way of gaining power... is being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor [and] national security.
Once one assumes an attitude of intolerance, there is no knowing where it will take one. Intolerance, someone has said, is violence to the intellect and hatred is violence to the heart.
Women are the victims of war... as widows they've faced the trauma of being single parents and livelihoods of families are affected. A lot of gender-related problems come up in terms of health, education, domestic violence, etc.
It's hard to sleep when your heart is at war with your mind.
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.
If the first casualty of war is innocence, then perhaps with each bullet fired, bomb detonated, leader overthrown, wall built, economy destroyed and family member killed, we are not creating goodwill and harmony, but rather another child who believes violence is the only means to bring about change in the world.
"Terrorism" is what we call the violence of the weak, and we condemn it;
"war" is what we call the violence of the strong, and we glorify it.
The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks and observes.
To replace the old paradigm of war with a new paradigm of waging peace, we must be pioneers who can push the boundaries of human understanding. We must be doctors who can cure the virus of violence. We must be soldiers of peace who can do more than preach to the choir. And we must be artists who will make the world our masterpiece.
War is not inherent in human beings. We learn war and we learn peace. The culture of peace is something which is learned, just as violence is learned and war culture is learned.
We have become too civilized to grasp the obvious.
For the truth is very simple. To survive you often have to fight, and to fight you have to dirty yourself. War is evil, and it is often the lesser evil. Those who take the sword perish by the sword, and those who don't take the sword perish by smelly diseases.
Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend.
Pacifism in the face of war is not only irresponsible - it is immoral.
Refusing to meet force with force in the name of peace will beget not peace, but further death and destruction, the very violence the pacifists seek to avoid.
Just so you know, we're on the good side with y'all.
We do not want this war, this violence. And we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.
I am against war, against violence, against violent revolution, for peaceful settlement of differences, for nonviolent but nevertheless radical changes. Change is needed, and violence will not really change anything: at most it will only transfer power from one set of bull-headed authorities to another.
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
The greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion, which is war against the child. The mother doesn't learn to love, but kills to solve her own problems. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want.
He [John Hampden] knew that the essence of war is violence, and that moderation in war is imbecility.
The dream of Europe is a region of freedom and peace, of security, law, democracy, tolerance and mutual respect. If you look into the faces of the refugees you will see this dream. These are people who are fleeing from war, hate, violence and unjust systems.
The most violent element in society is ignorance.
We're trying to sell peace, like a product, you know, and sell it like people sell soap or soft drinks. And it's the only way to get people aware that peace is possible, and it isn't just inevitable to have violence. Not just war - all forms of violence.
This much is clear: violence breeds violence, repression brings retaliation, and only a cleansing of our whole society can remove this sickness from our soul.
I have always been vitally interested in physical conditioning.
I have long believed that athletic competition among people and nations should replace violence and wars.
Be selective in your battles, dont make every problem a war.
Screwed-up people settle fights through violence.
Screwed-up people start wars that could kill millions. Normal people settle fights through cookies, cakes, and pies. Normal people are fat.
War is...a trinity of violence, chance, and reason.
Unfortunately, violence begets violence.
And this is how the war on terrorism seems to be going at this juncture. A lot of people are losing their lives. Many children are losing their parents. Too many houses are being destroyed. And, unfortunately, the arms industry seems to flourish.
No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.
War, and the preparation for war, are the two greatest obstacles to human progress, fostering a vicious cycle of arms buildups, violence and poverty.
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat for it is momentary.
Violence begets violence by whomever used.
War is a dirty business and entails the use of degrading means, whoever wages it.
If we act together on the drug problem, with a comprehensive vision devoid of ideological or political biases, we will be able to prevent much harm and violence!
The chief evil of war is more evil. War is the concentration of all human crimes. Here is its distinguishing, accursed brand. Under its standard gather violence, malignity, rage, fraud, perfidy, rapacity, and lust. If it only slew man, it would do little. It turns man into a beast of prey.