Violence Quotes:- Violence is “the use of physical force so as to injure, abuse, damage, or destroy.” Less conventional definitions are also used, such as the World Health Organization’s definition of violence as “the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation.”

 

You will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old violence quotes, violence sayings, and violence proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

 

Inspirational Violence Quotes & Sayings

 

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

 

“As long as people use violence to combat violence, we will always have violence.”-MICHAEL BERG

 

“Violence is not a catalyst but a diversion.”-Joseph Conrad

 

“The sight of blood to crowds begets the thirst of more, As the first wine-cup leads to the long revel.”-Lord Byron

 

“Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.”-SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

 

“A man with a briefcase can steal millions more than any man with a gun.”-Don Henley

 

“A society that presumes a norm of violence and celebrates aggression, whether in the subway, on the football field, or in the conduct of its business, cannot help making celebrities of the people who would destroy it.”-Lewis H. Lapham

 

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

 

“I write about violence as naturally as Jane Austen wrote about manners. Violence shapes and obsesses our society, and if we do not stop being violent we have no future.”-Edward Bond

 

Beautiful Quotes Against Violence

 

“If you strike a child, take care that you strike it in anger, even at the risk of maiming it for life. A blow in cold blood neither can nor should be forgiven.”-George Bernard Shaw

 

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

 

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

 

“Nonviolence doesn’t always work — but violence never does.”-Isaac Asimov

 

“Violence and smut are of course everywhere on the airwaves. You cannot turn on your television without seeing them, although sometimes you have to hunt around.”-Dave Barry

 

“When liberty comes with hands dabbled in blood it is hard to shake hands with her.”-Oscar Wilde

 

“Violence is an admission that one’s ideas and goals cannot prevail on their own merits.”-Edward Kennedy

 

“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.”-Julia Ward Howe

 

Famous Violence Quotes and Sayings

 

“You must show the world that you abhor fighting.”-Bishop Desmond Tutu

 

“Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.”-Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

 

“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.”-Hannah Arendt

 

“In America, all too few blows are struck into flesh. We kill the spirit here, we are experts at that. We use psychic bullets and kill each other cell by cell.”-Norman Mailer

 

“We must unite. Violence against women cannot be tolerated, in any form, in any context, in any circumstance, by any political leader or by any government.”-Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

 

“More and more leaders around the world are joining the struggle. More and more individuals understand that any abuse of any woman is intolerable.”-Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro

 

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.”-Theodore Roosevelt

 

Violence Quotes & Violence Sayings

 

“There are only two forces in the world, the sword, and the spirit. In the long run, the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.”-Napoleon Bonaparte

 

“Violence is not merely killing another. It is violence when we use a sharp word when we make a gesture to brush away a person when we obey because there is fear.”-Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

“Violence isn’t always evil. What’s evil is the infatuation with violence.”-Jim Morrison

 

“It is better to be violent if there is violence in our hearts than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.”-Mahatma Gandhi

 

“They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence.”-Virgil