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We were raised with that discussion about violence and non-violence, and we all pretty much came up on the side of non-violence. That became my foundation with politics and my livelihood.
Revenge only engenders violence, not clarity and true peace. I think liberation must come from within.
Over 120 Aboriginal communities run their own health services - some have been doing so for 30 years. They struggle with difficult medical problems. They also try to deal with counselling, stolen generations issues, family relationships, violence, suicide prevention.
The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress, as well for his defence against injury and violence, as for his repose.
There is a cultural factor promoting violence which nowadays undoubtedly is highly effective is the mass media. And particularly everything that enters our minds through pictorial media.
Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
There's a difference between violence and senseless violence.
Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
So many people seem to prefer my silver-screenings of movie stars to the rest of my work. It must be the subject matter that attracts them, because my death and violence paintings are just as good.
The more dubious and uncertain an instrument violence has become in international relations, the more it has gained in reputation and appeal in domestic affairs, specifically in the matter of revolution.
The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will loose.
James Earl Jones
Being offended by freedom of speech should never be regarded as a justification for violence.
The real violence is committed in the writing of history, the records of the legal system, the reporting of news, through the manipulation of social contracts, and the control of information.
Bryant H. McGill
For thugs from the ghetto, violence is a way of life - it's what helps you survive.
Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict - alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.
It's my view that gender is culturally formed, but it's also a domain of agency or freedom and that it is most important to resist the violence that is imposed by ideal gender norms, especially against those who are gender different, who are nonconforming in their gender presentation.
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
Legitimate use of violence can only be that which is required in self-defense.
Those who 'abjure' violence can do so only because others are committing violence on their behalf.
All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.
I don't initiate violence, I retaliate.
The white man's victory soon became complete by fraud, violence, intimidation and murder.
Ida B. Wells
It's now taken for granted that women are in bands and you can say feminist things in your songs. But back in the early '90s, there was a lot of violence at Bikini Kill shows that people don't realize happened.
Dignity does not come from avenging insults, especially from violence that can never be justified. It comes from taking responsibility and advancing our common humanity.
Black people are victims of an enormous amount of violence. None of those things can take place without the complicity of the people who run the schools and the city.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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