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You want to free the world, free humanity, from oppression? Look inside, look sideways, look at the hidden violence of language. Never forget that language is where the other, parallel violence, the cruelty exercised on the body, originates.
No problems are ever resolved by violence. It only aggravates the pain and the hurt on every side.
The East Timorese government does not believe that we should consider compensation for the victims because there are tens of thousands of people who were, in one way or another, affected by the violence either directly or indirectly.
Violence is absolutely not our method.
Pope Shenouda III
We have agreed with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to cease all acts of violence against the Israelis and against the Palestinians wherever they are. Tranquility and quiet that will be witnessed and in our land, starting today, is the beginning for a new era.
We are affirming human rights for all women and girls, acknowledging the full range of diversity that exists, and detailing actions to prevent violence.
The most important element of a free society, where individual rights are held in the highest esteem, is the rejection of the initiation of violence.
So, these political activities will create friction in and of themselves, and in this environment of friction there'll be additional violence.
The problem to me is violence. It's not cool to kill somebody or hurt people.
Symbolic violence is violence wielded with tacit complicity between its victims and its agents, insofar as both remain unconscious of submitting to or wielding it.
Judge Afiuni has suffered enough. She has been subject to acts of violence and humiliations to undermine her human dignity. I am convinced that she must be set free.
Look at any country that's plagued with poverty, disease or violence; the antidote is girls. Girls are the antibodies to many of society's ills.
Queen Rania of Jordan
Being offended by freedom of speech should never be regarded as a justification for violence.
The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information.
Henry A. Wallace
The world will always need revolution. That doesn't mean shooting and violence. A revolution is when you change your thinking. Confucianism and Christianity were both revolutionary.
American culture is torn between our long romance with violence and our terror of the devastation wrought by war and crime and environmental havoc.
In the holy city of Mecca, violence of any kind was forbidden. From the moment they left home, pilgrims were not permitted to carry weapons, to swat an insect or speak an angry word, a discipline that introduced them to a new way of living.
The motives of these parents vary, many parents don't like the curriculum being taught to their kids, or are wary of the threat of peer pressure or the presence of drugs or violence lurking in too many of our schools today.
Lots of people think the violence in the films I make is overwhelming, but they think they're seeing something that they aren't seeing.
Our first responsibility in the midst of violence is to prevent it from destroying us.
Baseball is a game, yes. It is also a business. But what is most truly is is disguised combat. For all its gentility, its almost leisurely pace, baseball is violence under wraps.
This is a formidable enemy. To dismiss it as a bunch of 'cowards' perpetuating 'senseless acts of violence' is complacent nonsense. People willing to kill thousands of innocents while they kill themselves are not cowards. They are deadly vicious warriors and need to be treated as such.
Of course, violence will not end with our combat mission. Extremists will continue to set off bombs, attack Iraqi civilians and try to spark sectarian strife. But ultimately, these terrorists will fail to achieve their goals.
The threat or fear of violence should not become an excuse or justification for restricting freedom of speech.
Intimidation, harassment and violence have no place in a democracy.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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