A Quote by Margery Allingham on passion and violence

When the habitually even-tempered suddenly fly into a passion, that explosion is apt to be more impressive than the outburst of the most violent amongst us.

Margery Allingham (1904 - 1966)

Source: Death of a Ghost, 1934

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on government, men, rest, and violence

Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: The Kingdom of God is Within You, 1893

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A Quote by Keith Allen on football, seasons, and violence

There's more violence in one football game than there is in an entire hockey season, and nobody ever talks about that.

Keith Allen

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A Quote by Julius K. Nyerere on peace and violence

Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way.

Julius K. Nyerere (1922 -)

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A Quote by Judith Handelsman on garden, home, hospitals, power, and violence

The healing power of being in a garden is now being documented by medical studies. These studies show that patients in hospitals who look out on a garden take less medication and go home quicker than those who look out on a parking lot or on other buildings. Alzheimer's patients are no longer violent when placed in a garden.

Judith Handelsman

Source: Growing Myself, 1997

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on custom, emptiness, and violence

Seamen have a custom, when they meet a whale, to fling him out an empty tub by way of amusement, to divert him from laying violent hands upon the ship.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Preface.

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A Quote by John Milton on pain and violence

Ease would recant Vows made in pain, as violent and void.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book iv. Line 96.

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A Quote by John Locke on destruction, force, god, men, obedience, people, power, slavery, violence, and war

Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any farther obedience, and are left to the common refuge which God hath provided for all men against force and violence.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Two Treatises of Government, 1698

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on impossibility, peace, revolution, and violence

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Source: 1962

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A Quote by John Dryden on devil, god, and violence

So over violent, or over civil, That every man with him was God or Devil.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: Absalom and Achitophel

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