Violence Quotes

 A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another. 
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 1893  - d.  December 1976
  
 All my humor is based upon destruction and despair. If the whole world was tranquil, without disease and violence, I'd be standing on the breadline right in back of J. Edgar Hoover. 
Author: Lenny Bruce
Nationality: American
b. 13 October 1925  - d. 3 August 1966
  
 All successful revolutions are the kicking in of a rotten door. The violence of revolutions is the violence of men who charge into a vacuum. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 All violence, all that is dreary and repels, is not power, but the absence of power. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 Cunning is the natural and universal defense of the weak against the violence of the strong. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction ... .The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. 
Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 15 January 1929  - d. 4 April 1968
  
 Degeneracy follows every autocratic system of violence, for violence inevitably attracts moral inferiors. Time has proven that illustrious tyrants are succeeded by scoundrels. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Violence is man re-creating himself. 
Author: Frantz Fanon
Nationality: French
b. 20 July 1925  - d. 6 December 1961
  
 Gentleness succeeds better than violence. 
Author: Jean de La Fontaine
Nationality: French
b. 8 July 1621  - d. 13 April 1695
  
 He that pursues fame with just claims, trusts his happiness to the winds; but he that endeavours after it by false merit, has to fear, not only the violence of the storm, but the leaks of his vessel. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Hungry people cannot be good at learning or producing anything, except perhaps violence. 
Author: Pearl Bailey
Nationality: American
b. 29 March 1918  - d. 17 August 1990
  
 Iraqi civilians have paid in blood and it is much too soon to know how many thousands of Iraqis died - civilians and the unlamented soldiers - to forge a new regime peopled by American generals and Iraqi crooks like Ahmad Chalabi, lassoed out of 45 years of exile. 
Author: Adele Horan
Nationality: Australian   
 It is far to soon to gloat. As Saddam's statue toppled, people cheered around the world. A tyrant was gone. But if the television had at that moment brought us images of Baghdad hospitals, the hellish scenes of mangled bodies and dying children may have tempered the exuberance. 
Author: Adele Horan
Nationality: Australian   
 It is organized violence on top which creates individual violence at the bottom. It is the accumulated indignation against organized wrong, organized crime, organized injustice, which drives the political offender to act. 
Author: Emma Goldman
Nationality: Lithuanian
b. 27 June 1869  - d. 14 May 1940
  
 It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 It seems our politicians may have lied to us. And this is no mere peccadillo in a democracy. We were told the raison d'etre for this war was to rid Iraq of weapons of mass destruction that posed a threat to world peace. The UN inspectors did not find them. But President George W. Bush and his advisors knew better. They may yet turn up. But the Iraqi regime did not use them at is most desperate moment. If the major reason for launching a pre-emptive strike turns out to have been an utter falsehood, we have been conned. 
Author: Adele Horan
Nationality: Australian   
 It should be simple. One tyrant less in the world should be cause for rejoicing. The world rejoiced when Filipinos overthrew Marcos, when East Germans tore downs the Wall, and when South Africans found their way to democracy. The overthrow of Saddam is different. It is a product of US foreign policy, achieved through military might and for unclear motives. It may yet be a cause of rejoicing. On the start of an era of war without end. We live in a new world order in which US might is right. Until the ramifications are clearer, is is much too soon to gloat. 
Author: Adele Horan
Nationality: Australian   
 Men are rewarded for learning the practice of violence in virtually any sphere of activity by money, admiration, recognition, respect, and the genuflection of others honoring their sacred and proven masculinity. In male culture, police are heroic and so are outlaws; males who enforce standards are heroic and so are those who violate them. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Mental violence has no potency and injures only the person whose thoughts are violent. It is otherwise with mental non-violence. It has potency which the world does not yet know. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Ninety-eight percent of American homes have TV sets, which means the people in the other two percent have to generate their own sex and violence. 
Author: Franklin P. Jones
Nationality: American
b. December 1881  - d.  December 1960
  
 No nation, no matter how enlightened, can endure criminal violence. If we cannot control it, we are admitting to the world and to ourselves that our laws are no more than a façade that crumbles when the winds of crisis rise. 
Author: Alan Biole
Nationality: American   
 Non-violence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. 
Author: Thomas Alva Edison
Nationality: American
b. 11 February 1847  - d. 18 October 1931
  
 Nothing good ever comes of violence. 
Author: Martin Luther
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1483  - d. 18 February 1546
  
 Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest of violence. 
Author: Lord Francis Jeffrey
Nationality: Scottish
b. 23 October 1773  - d. 26 January 1850
  
 Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 Permanent good can never be the outcome of untruth and violence. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little. 
Author: Archimedes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 287  - d.  December 212
  
 Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent.Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 Power exercised with violence has seldom been of long duration, but temper and moderation generally produce permanence in all things. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 Revenge... is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion. 
Author: Bishop Jeremy Taylor
Nationality: English
b. December 1613  - d. 13 August 1667
  
 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. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 The essence of war is violence. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 The essence of war is violence. Moderation in war is imbecility. 
Author: John Fisher
Nationality: English
b. December 1841  - d.  December 1920
  
 The hydrogen bomb is history's exclamation point. It ends an age-long sentence of manifest violence. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it. 
Author: Bill Cosby
Nationality: American
b. December 1937
  
 The might of the community. Yet, it too, is nothing else than violence... it is the communal, not individual, violence that has its way. 
Author: Sigmund Freud
Nationality: Austrian
b. 6 May 1856  - d. 23 September 1939
  
 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. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 The most terrible thing about materialism, even more terrible than its proneness to violence, is its boredom, from which sex, alcohol, drugs, all devices for putting out the accusing light of reason and suppressing the unrealizable aspirations of love, offer a prospect of deliverance. 
Author: Malcolm Muggeridge
Nationality: British
b. 24 March 1903  - d. 14 November 1990
  
 The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of non-violence has been the organization of violence. 
Author: Joan Baez
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1941
  
 The right things to do are those that keep our violence in abeyance; the wrong things are those that bring it to the fore. 
Author: Robert J. Sawyer
Nationality: Canadian
b. 29 April 1960
  
 The tragedy suffered by the United States is a tragedy to every democratic nation. 
Author: Ferenc Madl
Nationality: Hungarian
b. December 1931
  
 The use of violence as an instrument of persuasion is therefore inviting and seems to the discontented to be the only effective protest. 
Author: William O. Douglas
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1898  - d. 19 January 1980
  
 The violence done us by others is often less painful than that which we do to ourselves. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 There is a violence that liberates, and a violence that enslaves; there is a violence that is moral and a violence that is immoral. 
Author: Benito Mussolini
Nationality: Italian
b. 29 July 1883  - d. 28 April 1945
  
 There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, But, boys, it is all hell. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 These terrorist actions, prepared in cold blood, against the people, the society and the institutions of the United States are unprecedented in history. 
Author: Ferenc Madl
Nationality: Hungarian
b. December 1931
  
 This heroism at command, this senseless violence, this accursed bombast of patriotism-how intensely I despise them! 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 This is no time for gloating. Saddam has fallen. Many Iraqis are relieved. But the world is no safer. Indeed, it is a scarier place. Consider the words of the North Korean Foreign Ministry this week. 'The Iraqi war shows that to allow disarmament through inspections does not help avert war, but rather sparks it.' It concluded with unerring logic that 'only tremendous military deterrent force' can prevent attacks on nations that America dislikes. 
Author: Adele Horan
Nationality: Australian   
 This is the lesson for other rogue states: arm to the teeth, develop nuclear weapons and spurn the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Then the US may desist from invasion. Compare the US's circumspect treatment of North Korea with its war against Iraq. North Korea has nuclear capacity; Iraq co-operated in a process of disarmament. The world does not need more weapons of mass destruction. But tragically this could be the ironic result of the US victory in Iraq. 
Author: Adele Horan
Nationality: Australian   
 Thousand were submitted to the cruelest torture these men could devise; the flesh of their victims was torn with red hot pincers, and molten lead poured into the wounds; many suffered the agonies of the hoist and the water torture; some were racked to death; some were burned at the stake; every means of dealing pain and indignity to the human body was explored; and all this was done in the name of One who had commanded his followers to love one another. 
Author: Eleanor Hibbert
Nationality: British
b. 01 September 1906  - d. 18 January 1993
  
 Totalitarianism is never content to rule by external means, namely, through the state and a machinery of violence; thanks to its peculiar ideology and the role assigned to it in this apparatus of coercion, totalitarianism has discovered a means of dominating and terrorizing human beings from within. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 Twenty-four hours: to give relief workers a safe interlude for the provision of vital services; to offer mediators a building block towards a wider truce; to allow all those engaged in conflict to reconsider the wisdom of further violence. 
Author: Kofi Annan
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 8 April 1938
  
 Violence does even justice unjustly. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 Violence has no constitutional sanction; and every government from the beginning has moved against it. But where grievances pile high and most of the elected spokesmen represent the Establishment, violence may be the only effective response. 
Author: William O. Douglas
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1898  - d. 19 January 1980
  
 Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat. 
Author: John F. Boyes
Nationality: American   
 Violence is as American as cherry pie. 
Author: H. Rap Brown
Nationality: American
b. 4 October 1943
  
 Violence is essentially wordless, and it can begin only where thought and rational communication have broken down. 
Author: Thomas Merton
Nationality: American
b. 31 January 1915  - d. 10 December 1968
  
 Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. 
Author: Isaac Asimov
Nationality: Russian
b. 2 January 1920  - d. 6 April 1992
  
 War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 War is hell. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 We are outraged by terrorism, which threatens and devastates human lives and institutions in such a limitless fashion. 
Author: Ferenc Madl
Nationality: Hungarian
b. December 1931
  
 We have made the Reich by propaganda. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Wherever a set of alternative possible routes toward achieving a given end presents itself, a student movement will tend to choose the one which involves a higher measure of violence or humiliation directed against the older generation. 
Author: Lewis Samuel Feuer
Nationality: American
b. December 1912  - d.  December 2002
  
 Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence. 
Author: Alice Malsenior Walker
Nationality: American
b. December 1944
  
 If an adult uses violence on a child, the child will naturally assume that he too, has the right to use it on one smaller or weaker. 
Author: Dora Russell
Nationality: English
b. 3 April 1894  - d. 31 May 1986
  
 The tumultuous populace of large cities are ever to be dreaded. Their indiscriminate violence prostrates for the time all public Literatureity, and its consequences are sometimes extensive and terrible. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Non-violence is the article of faith.  
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Poverty is the worst form of violence. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 You really don't want a president who is a football fan. Football combines the worst features of American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Evolutionary psychology is taking that mindset and applying it to more emotionally charged aspects of behavior, such as sexuality, violence, beauty, and family feelings 
Author: Steven Pinker
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 September 1954
  
 Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence.  
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 We preserve the so-called peace of our community by deeds of petty violence every day. Look at the policeman's billy and handcuffs! Look at the jail! Look at the gallows! Look at the chaplain of the regiment! We are hoping only to live safely on the outskirts of this provisional army. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 Justice is an unassailable fortress, built on the brow of a mountain which cannot be overthrown by the violence of torrents, nor demolished by the force of armies. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 Keep violence in the mind where it belongs. 
Author: Brian Aldiss
Nationality: English
b. 18 August 1925
  
 I do believe that political arrangements which are based upon violence, intimidation and theft will eventually break down - and will deserve to do so. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 You never need an argument against the use of violence, you need an argument for it. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 Nonviolence is a flop. The only bigger flop is violence. 
Author: Joan Baez
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1941
  
 I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of violence. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 We can't answer King's assassination with violence. That would be the worst tribute we could pay him. 
Author: Sammy Davis Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 8 December 1925  - d. 16 May 1990
  
 Janet Reno, during her confirmation hearings, said she would come down harder on porno, and lately she's talked about how violence on television has an effect on violence in the real world 
Author: Penn Fraser Jillette
Nationality: American
b. 5 March 1955
  
 The fact is that violence gives you a rush. 
Author: Penn Fraser Jillette
Nationality: American
b. 5 March 1955
  
 One must do violence to the object of one's desire; when it surrenders, the pleasure is greater. 
Author: Marquis de Sade
Nationality: French
b. 2 June 1740  - d. 2 December 1814
  
 Democracy don't rule the world, You'd better get that in your head; This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that's better left unsaid. 
Author: Bob Dylan
Nationality: American
b. 24 May 1941
  
 There is no escape - we pay for the violence of our ancestors. 
Author: Frank Patrick Herbert
Nationality: American
b. 8 October 1920  - d. 11 February 1986
  
 You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that way. 
Author: Anthony Eden
Nationality: British
b. 12 June 1897  - d. 14 January 1977
  
 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. 
Author: Malcolm Fraser
Nationality: Australian
b. 21 May 1930
  
 The science of war leads one to dictatorship, pure and simple. The science of non-violence alone can lead one to pure democracy. Power based on love is thousand times more effective and permanent than power derived from fear of punishment. It is a blasphemy to say non-violence can be practiced only by individuals and never by nations which are composed of individuals. The nearest approach to purest anarchy would be a democracy based on non-violence. A society organized and run on the basis of complete non-violence would be the purest anarchy. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 A non-violent army acts unlike armed men, as well in times of peace as in times of disturbances. Theirs will be the duty of bringing warring communities together, carrying peace propaganda, engaging in activities that would bring and keep them in touch with every single person in their parish or division. Such an army should be ready to cope with any emergency, and in order to still the frenzy of mobs should risk their lives in numbers sufficient for that purpose. Satyagraha - truth-force - brigades can be organized in every village and every block of buildings in the cities. If the non-violent society is attacked from without there are two ways open to non-violence. To yield possession, but non-cooperate with the aggressor, prefer death to submission. The second way would be non-violent resistance by the people who have been trained in the non-violent way. The unexpected spectacle of endless rows upon rows of men and women simply dying rather than surrender to the will of an aggressor must ultimately melt him and his soldiery. A nation or group which has made non-violence its final policy cannot be subjected to slavery even by the atom bomb. The level of non-violence in that nation, if that even happily comes to pass, will naturally have risen so high as to command universal respect. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 I have conceded that even in a non-violent state a police force may be necessary. Police ranks will be composed of believers in non-violence. The people will instinctively render them every help and through mutual cooperation they will easily deal with the ever decreasing disturbances. Violent quarrels between labor and capital and strikes will be few and far between in a non-violent state because the influence of the non-violent majority will be great as to respect the principle elements in society. Similarly, there will be no room for communal disturbances 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 'I do believe, that where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 At every meeting I repeated the warning that unless they felt that in non-violence they had come into possession of a force infinitely superior to the one they had and in the use of which they were adept, they should have nothing to do with non-violence and resume the arms they possessed before. It must never be said of the Khudai Khidmatgars that once so brave, they had become or been made cowards under Badshah Khan's influence. Their bravery consisted not in being good marksmen but in defying death and being ever ready to bare their breasts to the bullets. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 I'm very disturbed by violence against women when it is violence. 
Author: Helen Garner
Nationality: Australian
b. 7 November 1942
  
 But I can't bear it when somebody who some man made a pass at - to call that violence seems to me absurd and insulting to women who've really met violence, who've been raped or bashed. 
Author: Helen Garner
Nationality: Australian
b. 7 November 1942
  
 The Reform Bill has destroyed the ancient conduits and strainers, and brings Public Opinion to act upon the government with the rapid, turbulent, and uncertain violence of a flood! 
Author: Robert Peel
Nationality: English
b. 5 February 1788  - d. 2 July 1850
  
 Violence is a tool of the ignorant. 
Author: Flip Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 8 December 1933  - d. 25 November 1988
  
 May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today, but rather to thoughts of mercy and compassion. We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds. 
Author: Marianne Williamson
Nationality: American
b. 8 July 1952
  
 The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress, as well for his defence against injury and violence, as for his repose. 
Author: Edward Coke
Nationality: English
b. 1 February 1552  - d. 3 September 1633
  
 I am a person who has never used violence himself. My present opinion is that people who have obtained the ballot should use it and solve their problems in that way. In the case of peoples who have not obtained the ballot, and who cannot control their states, I again find in my own mind a division of opinion, which is not logical, but purely a rough practical judgment. My own forefathers got their political freedom by violence; that is to say, they overthrew the British crown and made themselves a free Republic. Also by violence they put an end to the enslavement of the black race on this continent. 
Author: Upton Sinclair
Nationality: American
b. 20 September 1878  - d. 25 November 1968
  
 The cause of all these evils was the lust for power arising from greed and ambition; and from these passions proceeded the violence of parties once engaged in contention. 
Author: Thucydides
Nationality: Greek
b. December 460  - d.  December 395
  
 Maybe every other American movie shouldn't be based on a comic book. Other countries will think Americans live in an infantile fantasy land where reality is whatever we say it is and every problem can be solved with violence. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Dehumanization, although a concrete historical fact, is not a given destiny but the result of an unjust order that engenders violence in the oppressors, which in turn dehumanizes the oppressed. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 For if the people join to their presence in the historical process critical thinking about that process, the threat of their emergence materializes in a revolution. Whether one calls this correct thinking 'revolutionary consciousness' or 'class consciousness,' it is an indispensable precondition of revolution. The dominant elites are so well aware of this fact that they instinctively use all means, including physical violence, to keep people from thinking. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 The participants begin to realize that if their analysis of the situation goes any deeper they will either have to divest themselves of their myths, or reaffirm them. Divesting themselves of and renouncing their myths represents, at that moment, an act of self-violence. On the other hand, to reaffirm those myths is to reveal themselves. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 There, equal, purged of soul and sense. 'Beneficent, high-thinking, just, 'Beyond the appeal of Violence, 'Incapable of common Lust, 'In mental Marriage still prevail' - (God in the Garden hid His face) - 'Till you achieve that Female-Male 'In Which shall culminate the race. 
Author: William Ernest Henley
Nationality: English
b. 23 August 1849  - d. 11 July 1903
  
 Unless Gingrich and Dole and the Republicans say, 'Am I inflaming a bunch of nuts?', you know we're going to have some more events , like the Oklahoma City bombing. I am absolutely certain the harsher rhetoric of the Gingriches and the Doles creates a climate of violence in America. 
Author: Carl Thomas Rowan
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1925  - d. 23 September 2000
  
 His renown has been purchased, not by deeds of violence and blood, but by the diligent dispensation of pleasure. 
Author: Washington Irving
Nationality: American
b. 3 April 1783  - d. 28 November 1859
  
 We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love. 
Author: R. D. Laing
Nationality: Scottish
b. 7 October 1927  - d. 23 August 1989
  
 From the moment of birth, when the stone-age baby confronts the twentieth-century mother, the baby is subjected to these forces of violence, called love, as its mother and father have been, and their parents and their parents before them. These forces are mainly concerned with destroying most of its potentialities. This enterprise is on the whole successful. 
Author: R. D. Laing
Nationality: Scottish
b. 7 October 1927  - d. 23 August 1989
  
 Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings. 
Author: R. D. Laing
Nationality: Scottish
b. 7 October 1927  - d. 23 August 1989
  
 One girl wanted to know how to react to a shooter who takes aim at a classmate. The Dalai Lama said acts of violence should be remembered, and then forgiveness should be extended to the perpetrators. But if someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, he said, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun. Not at the head, where a fatal wound might result. But at some other body part, such as a leg. 
Author: Dalai Lama
Nationality: Tibetan
b. December 1935
  
 In violence, we forget who we are. 
Author: Mary Therese McCarthy
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1912  - d. 25 October 1989
  
 What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or they be black. 
Author: Robert F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 20 November 1925  - d. 6 June 1968
  
 I know that it isn't just violence against women, it's how do we support ourselves and our families, how do we deal with health care for ourselves and our families? It's a bigger picture. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 I've talked to law enforcement officials at the state and local level who say that violence against women is going up. In any case, we think that it's an important issue whether it's going up or not. And we are determined to stop it. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 The Violence Against Women Act is so important. It provides money to train the cop on the beat, to train the judges that this is a new day, that we won't tolerate this violence and to know how to deal with it. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 Violence may be a good focus to organize around, but we have to look at women's lives in our entirety. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 We always knew when we took on the issue of violence against women that somehow our opposition would come after us. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 We have to stop this violence. We have to make the political nature of the violence clear, that the violence we experience in our own homes is not a personal family matter, it's a public and political problem. It's a way that women are kept in line, kept in our places. 
Author: Patricia Ireland
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1945
  
 The absence and suppression of justice can only open the way for extremists to exploit such a condition to perpetrate acts of violence against innocents. 
Author: King Hussein
Nationality: Jordanian
b. 14 November 1935  - d. 7 February 1999
  
 She snorted with a sudden violence which twenty-four hours earlier would have unmanned me completely. Even in my present tolerably robust condition, it affected me like one of those gas explosions which slay six. 
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1881  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before. 
Author: Leonard Bernstein
Nationality: American
b. 25 August 1918  - d. 14 October 19901990
  
 He who fights with Monsters, Might take care lest he thereby Becomes a Monster And if you gaze into an Abyss, The Abyss gazes also into you. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 Religions all have different names, but they all contain the same truths. ... I think the people of our religion should be tolerant and understand people believe different things. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 What's really hurting me, the name Islam is involved, and Muslim is involved and causing trouble and starting hate and violence. ... Islam is not a killer religion. ... Islam means peace, I couldn't just sit home and watch people label Muslims as the reason for this problem. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 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.  
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 Torture is an impermissible evil. Except under two circumstances. The first is the ticking time bomb. An innocent's life is at stake. The bad guy you have captured possesses information that could save this life. He refuses to divulge. In such a case, the choice is easy.  
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 I blush to think of our origins - our hands are steeped in Blood & Crime. And there is no letup to the slaughter and pillage. 
Author: Henry Miller
Nationality: American
b. 26 December 1891  - d. 07 June 1980
  
 The Jews deserve to be hanged on gallows seven times higher than ordinary thieves. 
Author: Martin Luther
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1483  - d. 18 February 1546
  
 We ought to take revenge on the Jews and kill them. 
Author: Martin Luther
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1483  - d. 18 February 1546
  
 Ungodly wretches. 
Author: Martin Luther
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1483  - d. 18 February 1546
  
 The soldier's lot is the most melancholy relic of barbarism - next to capital punishment- that lingers on among mankind. 
Author: Alfred Victor de Vigny
Nationality: French
b. 27 March 1797  - d. 17 September 1863
  
 I must deal immediately and at some length with the question of violence. Some of the things so far told to the Court are true and some are untrue. I do not, however, 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. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Gandhi remained committed to nonviolence; I followed the Gandhian strategy for as long as I could, but then there came a point in our struggle when the brute force of the oppressor could no longer be countered through passive resistance alone. We founded Umkhonto we Sizwe and added a military dimension to our struggle. Even then, we chose sabotage because it did not involve the loss of life, and it offered the best hope for future race relations. Militant action became part of the African agenda officially supported by the Organization of African Unity (O.A.U.) following my address to the Pan-African Freedom Movement of East and Central Africa (PAFMECA) in 1962, in which I stated, "Force is the only language the imperialists can hear, and no country became free without some sort of violence." 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Gandhi himself never ruled out violence absolutely and unreservedly. He conceded the necessity of arms in certain situations. He said, "Where choice is set between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence... I prefer to use arms in defense of honor rather than remain the vile witness of dishonor ..." 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don't care for human beings. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 Some people think that we haven’t noticed how the Jews are trying once again to spread themselves over all our streets. The Jews ought to please observe the laws of hospitality and not behave as if they were the same as us. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 The Jews must get out of Germany, indeed out of Europe altogether. That will take some time, but it must and will happen. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Aim – drive the Jews out of Berlin and without any sentimentality. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Hitler decides: demonstrations should be allowed to continue. The police should be withdrawn. For once the Jews should get the feel of popular anger. I immediately gave the necessary instructions to the police and the Party. Then I briefly spoke in that vein to the Party leadership. Stormy applause. All are instantly at the phones. Now people will act. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 As was to be expected, the entire nation is in uproar. This is one dead man who is costing the Jews dear. Our darling Jews will think twice in future before gunning down German diplomats. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 With regard to the Jewish Question, the Führer is determined to make a clean sweep of it. He prophesied that, if they brought about another world war, they would experience their annihilation. That was no empty talk. The world war is here. (This was the week Germany declared war on the United States.) The annihilation of Jewry must be the necessary consequence. The question is to be viewed without any sentimentality. We’re not there to have sympathy with the Jews, but only sympathy with our own German people. If the German people has again now sacrificed around 160,000 dead in the eastern campaign, the originators of this bloody conflict will have to pay for it with their lives. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 The Jews are now being deported to the east. A fairly barbaric procedure, not to be described in any greater detail, is being used here, and not much more remains of the Jews themselves. In general, it can probably be established that 60 percent of them must be liquidated, while only 40 percent can be put to work. A judgment is being carried out on the Jews which is barbaric, but fully deserved. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 They should be carted off to Russia, It would be best to kill them altogether. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 We live at the most critical period in the history of the Occident. Any weakening of the spiritual and military defensive strength of our continent in its struggle with eastern Bolshevism brings with it the danger of a rapidly nearing decline in its will to resist. Our soldiers in the East will do their part. They will stop the storm from the steppes, and ultimately break it. They fight under unimaginable conditions. But they are fighting a good fight. They are fighting not only for our own security, but also for Europe's future. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Rarely in history has a brave people struggling for its life faced such terrible tests as the German people have in this war. The misery that results for us all, the never ending chain of sorrows, fears, and spiritual torture does not need to be described in detail. We are bearing a heavy fate because we are fighting for a good cause, and are called to bravely endure the battle to achieve greatness. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 For us, we have burnt our bridges. We cannot go back, but neither do we want to go back. We are forced to extremes and therefore resolved to proceed to extremes. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 I call on you to fight for your city. Fight with everything you have got, for the sake of your wives and your children, your mothers and your parents. Your arms are defending everything we have ever held dear, and all the generations that will come after us. Be proud and courageous! Be inventive and cunning! Your Gauleiter is amongst you. He and his colleagues will remain in your midst. His wife and children are here as well. He, who once captured the city with 200 men, will now use every means to galvanize the defense of the capital. The battle for Berlin must become the signal for the whole nation to rise up in battle. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 The heart of Germany has ceased to beat. The Führer is dead. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 It is a great pity that such a man is not with us any longer. But there is nothing to be done. For us, everything is lost now and the only way left for us is the one which Hitler chose. I shall follow his example. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 The Führer has given orders for me, in case of a breakdown of defense of the Capital of the Reich, to leave Berlin and to participate as a leading member in a government appointed by him. For the first time in my life, I must categorically refuse to obey a command of the Führer. My wife and my children agree with this refusal. In any other case, I would feel myself a dishonorable renegade and vile scoundrel for my entire further life, who would lose the esteem of himself along with the esteem of his people, both of which would have to form the requirement for further duty of my person in designing the future of the German Nation and the German Reich. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 The captain must not leave his sinking ship. I have thought about it all and decided to stay here. I have nowhere to go because with little children I will not be able to make it. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Success is the important thing. Propaganda is not a matter for average minds, but rather a matter for practitioners. It is not supposed to be lovely or theoretically correct. I do not care if I give wonderful, aesthetically elegant speeches, or speak so that women cry. The point of a political speech is to persuade people of what we think right. I speak differently in the provinces than I do in Berlin, and when I speak in Bayreuth, I say different things than I say in the Pharus Hall. That is a matter of practice, not of theory. We do not want to be a movement of a few straw brains, but rather a movement that can conquer the broad masses. Propaganda should be popular, not intellectually pleasing. It is not the task of propaganda to discover intellectual truths.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 What does Christianity mean today? National Socialism is a religion. All we lack is a religious genius capable of uprooting outmoded religious practices and putting new ones in their place. We lack traditions and ritual. One day soon National Socialism will be the religion of all Germans. My Party is my church, and I believe I serve the Lord best if I do his will, and liberate my oppressed people from the fetters of slavery. That is my gospel. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 That is of course rather painful for those involved. One should not as a rule reveal one's secrets, since one does not know if and when one may need them again. The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Berndt handed in a plan for the occultist propaganda to be carried on by us. We are getting somewhere. The Americans and English fall easily to this kind of propaganda. We are therefore pressing into service all star witnesses of occult prophecy. Nostradamus must once again submit to being quoted. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 If the German people lay down their weapons, the Soviets, according to the agreement between Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin, would occupy all of East and Southeast Europe along with the greater part of the Reich. An iron curtain would fall over this enormous territory controlled by the Soviet Union, behind which nations would be slaughtered. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 I dedicate this book to the memory of my friend Richard Flisges, who died as a brave soldier of work in a mine at Schliersee on the 19th of July 1923.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 1920. Both of us were about to capitulate facing spiritual breakdown. Then we helped each other to stand tall and did not falter. My answer was: Resistance!  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 1923. You challenged your fate. To surmount or to die! It was not yet time. Therefore you became a victim. Your answer was: Death!  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 1927. I stood in front of your grave; in radiating sunshine there was a still, green mound. And it was preaching about mortality. My answer was: resurrection. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 A mother who is not everything for her children: a friend, a teacher, a confidant, a source of joy and founded pride, inducement and soothing, reconciliator, judge and forgiver, that mother obviously chose the wrong job.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 I'm looking for the teacher who is unaffected enough to be great, and great enough to be unaffected. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Everything is what you make of it, even yourself.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Man only honors what he conquers or defends. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 When I sit near the ocean in the morning and write my verses and breathe the salty wind which is coming from the water, I rejoice in God and I am blissful, like I was as a child. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 A nation without a religion - that is like a man without breath.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Today there seems to be only one absolute thing: relativism.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Christianity is not a religion for the masses, let alone for all. Cultivated by few and translated into deeds, it is one of the most splendid blossoms that a decent man's soul can develop.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 If Christ came back he would drive his treacherous servants out of the temple with a whip. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Mozart didn't need a scheme for his music. He played and sang with the heavenly lightness of a child.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 My God is a God of strength. HE does not like the smell of frankincense and the dishonoring crawl of the crowd. I stand before HIM proudly, with the head held high, like HE created me, and I profess gladly and freely before HIM. The true German seeks God for all of his life.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 To be modern only means to fill new forms with eternal truths.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 I feel how inside of me word follows word and thought follows thought, growing to the last act of creation. Holy hour of bringing forth, you are pain and pleasure, and a longing for form, image and essence. I am only the instrument that God uses to sing his song. I am only the vessel that nature smilingly fills with new wine.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 At night I sit in my chamber and read the bible. Far in the distance roars the sea. Then I lie down and think for a long time about the calm and pale man from Nazareth. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 We shall be quiet and wait till a star falls from heaven. Can you see, how above one light appears after the other and they together form a dome! We sit in silence and fold our hands in prayer. We shall be quiet and wait until a star falls from heaven.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 A child laughs when it feels joy and cries when it feels pain. Both things, laughing and crying it does with its whole heart. We all became so tall and so clever. We know so much and we have read so much. But one thing we forgot: to laugh and cry like the children do. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Devotion, fervor, longing! Those are my pillars. We have to be the bridge to the future.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Dostoyevsky is ahead of his time - a few daring steps. You follow him, dizzying, fearful, incredulous; but you follow. He won't let loose, you have to follow. ... You simply have to call him unique. He comes from nowhere and belongs nowhere. And yet he is always a Russian. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 The night is my best friend. It calms the storm in my soul and it lets the guiding stars rise.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 I put down the oars and float endlessly as if to the eternal shore. Blue light of the moon shines on my sail. My bark is gliding to a secure haven. Only silent waves break against my boat. Deepest silence surrounds me and my soul builds a golden bridge to a star. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 We had to bear much already. And still more will we have to bear. Let us thank God for being young. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 That's what the democratic parties personify: business groups! Nothing more. 'Weltanschauung? What kind of reactionary expression is that? Honor, loyalty, creed, convictions? Man, you are living in yesterday!'  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 To be a socialist means to let the ego serve the neighbour, to sacrifice the self for the whole. In its deepest sense socialism equals service. The individual refrains and the commonwealth demands. Frederick the Great was a socialist on a king's throne. "I'm the first servant of the state." A kingly socialist saying. Property is theft – so says the mob. Each to his own – so says the personality.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Every age that has historical status is governed by aristocracies. Aristocracy with the meaning - the best are ruling. Peoples do never govern themselves. That lunacy was concocted by liberalism. Behind its "people's sovereignty" the slyest cheaters are hiding, who don't want to be recognized. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 How beautiful life is! Music and dancing! The violins are sobbing. The first stopper of a bottle of champagne bangs. And now there's a mad singing and shouting. Everybody joins in and sings and shouts! Embracing, friendship, eternal friendship! How beautiful the women are! Dressed in black and red. But you are the prettiest, Hertha! ... Hey, you grumblers, the devil shall get you! Music and dancing. The violins are sobbing. Women dressed in black and red. But you are the prettiest, Hertha!  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 O this world is beautiful because of you! To love somebody means that we're closer to God.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 After supper we are sitting close to the church in a quiet spot. As if from a distance we hear prayers and singing. The monks are holding their vesper services. Then it falls silent, wonderfully silent! The sun has already set. ... We are quiet, too. ... A door is closed somewhere. A man's, then a woman's voice. Children are praying! My dear Jesus! Then it falls silent again. Wonderfully silent! The night spreads its wide, black wings over the land.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Great hour! Spent together, rejoicing and dreaming. Days and years are gathering. We are a still island in the ocean of the world. Beginning and end! Border between life and eternity! Euphoria, fulfillment, existence!  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Christ is the genius of love and as such the most diametric antipole to Jewry, which is the incarnation of hate. Christ was the first anti-Jewish opponent of stature. The Jew is the lie that became flesh. He nailed Christ to the cross, and thus for the first time in history nailed the eternal truth to the cross.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 He who cannot hate the devil cannot love God.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Hereafter we all have to be redeemed. The world is pulling with a thousand strings. We sin because of indifference and negligence and heap new guilt on the old original one. Our life is a chain of sin and expiation controlled by a destiny that can not be understood.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 The night folds her trembling hands over a weary world. Out of a pale blue rises the shining moon. My thoughts are flying to the stars like lonely swans.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 I believe in God. When everything collapses, we grip the last hold, we look from the secure haven how the godless society of the old, holy Europe falls apart. May the game begin.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Give your goods to the poor: Christ. Property is theft - as long as it's not mine: Marx.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 The war we are fighting until victory or the bitter end is in its deepest sense a war between Christ and Marx. Christ: the principle of love. Marx: the principle of hate.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 In the first message, Khrushchev said this: "We and you ought not to pull on the ends of a rope which you have tied the knots of war. Because the more the two of us pull, the tighter the knot will be tied. And then it will be necessary to cut that knot, and what that would mean is not for me to explain to you. I have participated in two wars and know that war ends when it has rolled through cities and villages, everywhere sowing death and destruction. For such is the logic of war. If people do not display wisdom, they will clash like blind moles and then mutual annihilation will commence." 
Author: Robert Strange McNamara
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1916  - d. 06 July 2009
  
 LeMay said, "If we'd lost the war, we'd all have been prosecuted as war criminals." And I think he's right. He, and I'd say I, were behaving as war criminals. LeMay recognized that what he was doing would be thought immoral if his side had lost. But what makes it immoral if you lose and not immoral if you win? 
Author: Robert Strange McNamara
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1916  - d. 06 July 2009
  
 A battery of field artillery is worth a thousand muskets. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 An Army is a collection of armed men obliged to obey one man. Every change in the rules which impairs the principle weakens the army. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 But, my dear sirs, when peace does come, you may call on me for any thing. Then will I share with you the last cracker, and watch with you to shield your homes and families against danger from every quarter. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now we stand by each other. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 He belonged to that army known as invincible in peace, invisible in war. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 I intend to make Georgia howl. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 I know I had no hand in making this war, and I know I will make more sacrifices to-day than any of you to secure peace. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don't like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don't solicit their opinions or votes. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 I would make this war as severe as possible, and show no symptoms of tiring till the South begs for mercy. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 If forced to choose between the penitentiary and the White House for four years, I would say the penitentiary, thank you. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world, but I am sure we would be getting reports from Hell before breakfast. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 In our Country... one class of men makes war and leaves another to fight it out. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 It's a disagreeable thing to be whipped. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 There will soon come an armed contest between capital and labor. They will oppose each other, not with words and arguments, but with shot and shell, gun-powder and cannon. The better classes are tired of the insane howling of the lower strata and they mean to stop them. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 This war differs from other wars, in this particular. We are not fighting armies but a hostile people, and must make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 War is at its best, barbarism. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 War is too serious a matter to leave to soldiers. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 You may as well say, 'That's a valiant flea that dare eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 I was proud of the youths who opposed the war in Vietnam because they were my babies. 
Author: Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock
Nationality: American
b. 02 May 1903  - d. 15 March 1998
  
 One of the complaints leveled against me is, "Oh, Bill, you're such a meanie. Why do you have to go after religion? It gives people comfort; it doesn't hurt anything." Okay, well, other than most wars, the Crusades, the Inquisition, 9/11, arranged marriages to minors, blowing up girls' schools, the suppression of women and homosexuals, fatwas, ethnic cleansing, honor rape, human sacrifice, burning witches, suicide bombings, condoning slavery, and the systematic fucking of children, there's a few little things I have a problem with. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Those to whom evil is done Do evil in return.  
Author: W. H. Auden
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1907  - d. 29 September 1973
  
 I saw but one glaring truth: These are not natural disasters but man-made tragedies for which there is only one man-made solution – peace. 
Author: Audrey Hepburn
Nationality: Belgian
b. 04 May 1929  - d. 20 January 1993
  
 I walked into a nightmare. I have seen famine in Ethiopia and Bangladesh, but I have seen nothing like this – so much worse than I could possibly have imagined. I wasn't prepared for this. "The earth is red – an extraordinary sight – that deep terracotta red. And you see the villages, displacement camps and compounds, and the earth is all rippled around them like an ocean bed. And those were the graves. There are graves everywhere. Along the road, around the paths that you take, along the riverbeds, near every camp – there are graves everywhere/ 
Author: Audrey Hepburn
Nationality: Belgian
b. 04 May 1929  - d. 20 January 1993
  
 The army gave us their trucks, the fishmongers gave their wagons for the vaccines, and once the date was set, it took ten days to vaccinate the whole country. Not bad.  
Author: Audrey Hepburn
Nationality: Belgian
b. 04 May 1929  - d. 20 January 1993
  
 I have a broken heart. I feel desperate. I can't stand the idea that two million people are in imminent danger of starving to death, many of them children, and not because there isn't tons of food sitting in the northern port of Shoa. It can't be distributed. Last spring, Red Cross and UNICEF workers were ordered out of the northern provinces because of two simultaneous civil wars. I went into rebel country and saw mothers and their children who had walked for ten days, even three weeks, looking for food, settling onto the desert floor into makeshift camps where they may die. Horrible. That image is too much for me. The 'Third World' is a term I don't like very much, because we're all one world. I want people to know that the largest part of humanity is suffering. 
Author: Audrey Hepburn
Nationality: Belgian
b. 04 May 1929  - d. 20 January 1993
  
 I have memories. More than once I was at the station seeing trainloads of Jews being transported, seeing all these faces over the top of the wagon. I remember, very sharply, one little boy standing with his parents on the platform, very pale, very blond, wearing a coat that was much too big for him, and he stepped on to the train. I was a child observing a child. 
Author: Audrey Hepburn
Nationality: Belgian
b. 04 May 1929  - d. 20 January 1993
  
 Since the world has existed, there has been injustice. But it is one world, the more so as it becomes smaller, more accessible. There is just no question that there is more obligation that those who have should give to those who have nothing. 
Author: Audrey Hepburn
Nationality: Belgian
b. 04 May 1929  - d. 20 January 1993
  
 Every nut who kills people has a Bible lying around. If you're looking for violent rape imagery, the Bible's right there in your hotel room. If you just want to look up ways to screw people up, there it is, and you're justified because God told you to. 
Author: Penn Jillette
Nationality: Belgian
b. 05 March 1955
  
 Janet Reno, during her confirmation hearings, said she would come down harder on porno, and lately she's talked about how violence on television has an effect on violence in the real world. 
Author: Penn Jillette
Nationality: Belgian
b. 05 March 1955
  
 The fact is that violence gives you a rush. 
Author: Penn Jillette
Nationality: Belgian
b. 05 March 1955
  
 When you're watching Psycho, there' s that moment when you have a visceral reaction to watching someone being stabbed. And then you have the intellectual revelation that you're not, and that's where the celebration comes in. 
Author: Penn Jillette
Nationality: Belgian
b. 05 March 1955
  
 I thought of going back to France, but realised the absurdity of the notion. Since 1916, the fear of gas obsessed me: any unusual smell, even a sudden strong smell of flowers in a garden, was enough to send me trembling. And I couldn't face the sound of heavy shelling now; the noise of a car back-firing would send me flat on my face, or running for cover. 
Author: Robert Graves
Nationality: English
b. 24 July 1895  - d. 07 December 1985
  
 We built a railway from near Bangkok to near Rangoon - thousands of us POWs starved, scourged, racked with malaria, dysentery, beri-beri, pellagra and stinking tropical ulcers that ate a leg to the bone. 
Author: Donald Stuart
Nationality: Australian
b. 13 September 1913  - d. 25 August 1983
  




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