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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

Even today we raise our hand against our brother... We have perfected our weapons, our conscience has fallen asleep, and we have sharpened our ideas to justify ourselves as if it were normal we continue to sow destruction, pain, death. Violence and war lead only to death.
Pope Francis

Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

There's no problem on the planet that can't be solved without violence. That's the lesson of the civil rights movement.
Andrew Young

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.
Judith Butler
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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
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