violence

A Quote by Errico Malatesta on anarchism, state, violence, and anarchy

Anarchists are opposed to violence; everyone knows that. The main plank of anarchism is the removal of violence from human relations. It is life based on freedom of the individual, without the intervention of the gendarme. For this reason we are the enemies of capitalism which depends on the protection of the gendarme to oblige workers to allow themselves to be exploited--or even to remain idle and go hungry when it is not in the interest of the bosses to exploit them. We are therefore enemies of the State which is the coercive violent organization of society.

Errico Malatesta

Contributed by: CS5446

A Quote by St. Innocent of Alaska on god, spirituality, christianity, violence, prayer, awakening, elightenment, light, and love

Do not be careless.  Pray as much as you can - more frequently and more fervantly.  Prod yourself - force yourself to do so, for the Kingdom of God is taken by force.  You will never attain it without forcing yourself.

Saint Innocent of Alaska

St. Innocent

Source: Daily lives, Miracles and Wisdom of the Saints.

Contributed by: boznamedsoo

A Quote by James Hillman on mediocrity, violence, and humor

Mediocrity is no answer to violence. In fact, it probably invites violence. At least the mediocre and the violent appear together as in the old Western movies - the ruffian outlaw band shooting up main street and the little white church with the little white schoolteacher wringing her hands. To cool violence you need rhythm, humor, tempering; you need dance and rhetoric. Not therapeutic understanding.

James Hillman

Source: Hillman, James and Michael Ventura, We’ve Had a Hundred Years of Psychotherapy and the Worls’s Getting Worse, San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1993.

Contributed by: pj

A Quote by Byron Katie on peace, freedom, violence, self, awakening, enlightnment, and teacher

A teacher of fear can’t bring peace on Earth. We have been trying to do it that way for thousands of years. The person who turns inner violence around, the person who finds peace inside and lives it, is the one who teaches what true peace is. We are waiting for just one teacher.

You’re the one.

Byron Katie

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Adyashanti on spiritual, spirituality, violence, control, freedom, enlightenment, mind, and unkown

Spiritual people can be some of the most violent people you will ever meet. Mostly, they are violent to themselves. They violently try to control their minds, their emotions, and their bodies. They become upset with themselves and beat themselves up for not rising up to the conditioned mind's idea of what it believes enlightenment to be. No one ever became free through such violence. Why is it that so few people are truly free? Because they try to conform to ideas, concepts, and beliefs in their heads. They try to concentrate their way to heaven. But freedom is about the natural state, the spontaneous and un-self-conscious expression of beingness. If you want to find it, see that the very idea of "a someone who is in control" is a concept created by the mind. Take one step backward into the unknown.

Adyashanti

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Osho Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh on moment, fighting, fuss, violence, ambition, conflict, hatred, struggle, anger, train, politics, and gone

One moment it was there, another moment it is gone. One moment we are here, and another moment we have gone. And for this simple moment, how much fuss we make! How much violence, ambition, struggle, conflict, anger, hatred, just for this small moment! Just waiting for the train in a waiting room on a station, and creating so much fuss: fighting, hurting each other, trying to possess, trying to boss, trying to dominate - all that politics. And then the train comes and you are gone forever.

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Source: Take it Easy, Volume 1 Chapter 13

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Gavin De Becker on victims, violence, advocacy, public policy, and control

No matter how famous the victim, no matter how powerful the advocates, it simply isn't always possible to control the conduct of other people.

Gavin De Becker

Source: The Gift of Fear

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Gavin De Becker on intuition, violence, and victims

Every day people engaged in the clever defiance of their own intuition become, in midthought, victims of violence and accidents. So when we wonder why we are victims so often, the answer is clear: It is because we are so good at it.

Gavin De Becker

Source: The Gift of Fear

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Albert Einstein on military, war, patriotism, nationalism, heroism, violence, and hypocrisy

The worst outcrop of herd life [is] the military system, which I abhor.  That a man can take pleasure in marching in fours to the strains of a band is enough to make me despise him.  He has only been given his big brain by mistake; unprotected spinal marrow was all he needed.  This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed.  Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!  How vile and despicable war seems to me!  I would rather be hacked in pieces than take part in such an abominable business.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Ideas And Opinions, Pages: 10 (The World As I See It)

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Herman van Staden on irritation, frustration, annoyance, anger, rage, violence, and not getting what i want

Irritation, frustration, annoyance, anger, rage and eventually violence are simply a function of not getting what I want. (On a sliding scale of magnitude of intensity)

Herman van Staden

Source: Herman v Staden – Auxanõ - Emotional Health & Fitness © 2008

Contributed by: Herman

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