Quotations About Violence
The moment a man claims a right to control the will of a fellow being by physical force, he is at heart a slaveholder.
Henry C. Wright
The Liberator, 7 April 1837
Who overcomes by force hath overcome but half his foe.
Paradise Lost, 1667
It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their kind.
George Bernard Shaw
Maxims for Revolutionists
Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence.
Norman O. Brown
He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster.
Beyond Good and Evil
In violence we forget who we are.
Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.
So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private citizens will occasionally kill theirs.
There is a great streak of violence in every human being. If it is not channeled and understood, it will break out in war or in madness.
The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.