Sunday, 10 November 2013

Violence


A dissolute character is more dissolute in thought than in deed. And the same is true of violence. Our violence in word and deed is but a feeble echo of the surging violence of thought in us. - Mahatma Gandhi

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

Permanent good can never be the outcome of untruth and violence. - Mahatma Gandhi

The violence done us by others is often less painful than that which we do to ourselves. - Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Violence begets violence and destroys communities and people. It brings heartbreak, tears and bitterness – a bitterness that sometimes extends across generations and twists and warps lives. It is a terrible phenomenon. - Unknown

Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another. - Arthur Conan Doyle

Violence ever defeats its own ends. Where you cannot drive you can always persuade. A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles. There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you. - William Hazlitt

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. - Isaac Asimov

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