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Definition of Violence

Violence

  1. The quality or state of being violent; highly excited action, whether physical or moral; vehemence; impetuosity; force.
  2. Injury done to that which is entitled to respect, reverence, or observance; profanation; infringement; unjust force; outrage; assault.
  3. Ravishment; rape; constupration.
  4. To assault; to injure; also, to bring by violence; to compel.

Violence Quotations

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Mahatma Gandhi

We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.
Jim Morrison

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
George Orwell

I do not deny that I planned sabotage. I did not plan it in a spirit of recklessness nor because I have any love of violence. I planned it as a result of a calm and sober assessment of the political situation that had arisen after many years of tyranny, exploitation and oppression of my people by the whites.
Nelson Mandela

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
George Orwell
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Violence Translations

violence in Dutch is geweldpleging, geweld
violence in French is violence
violence in Norwegian is overtredelse
violence in Spanish is violencia, poderio