A Quote by John Boyes on death, reason, and violence

Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.

John Boyes

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A Quote by John Adams on life, nature, society, and violence

Resistance to sudden violence, for the preservation not only of my person, my limbs, and life, but of my property, is an indisputable right of nature which I have never surrendered to the public by the compact of society, and which perhaps, I could not surrender if I would.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: John Adams, Boston Gazette, Sept. 5, 1763,reprinted in 3 The Works of John Adams 438 (Charles F. Adams ed., 1851).

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A Quote by John A. Fisher on moderation, violence, and war

The essence of war is violence. Moderation in war is imbecility.

John A. Fisher (1841 - 1920)

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A Quote by Joan Baez on violence

The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of non-violence has been the organization of violence.

Joan Baez (1941 -)

Source: "Daybreak," "What Would You Do?," 1968.

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on distrust and violence

I distrust the incommunicable; it is the source of all violence.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

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A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on belief, christianity, concern, country, islam, mankind, nationality, politics, religion, rest, separation, traditions, trying, understanding, and violence

When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is trying to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Source: Freedom from the Known, pp.51-52

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on incompetence and violence

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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A Quote by Imamu Amiri Baraka on force, ideas, slavery, violence, and world

The African, because of the violent differences between what was native and what he was forced to in slavery, developed some of the most complex and complicated ideas about the world imaginable.

Imamu Amiri Baraka (1934 -)

Source: Famous Black Quotations, ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.

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A Quote by Herbert Clark Hoover on change, future, growth, history, knowledge, nations, peace, problems, time, and violence

The future of nations cannot be frozen . . . cannot be foreseen. If we are going to accomplish anything in our time we must approach our problem in the knowledge that there is nothing rigid or immutable in human affairs. History is a story of growth, decay and change. If no provision, no allowance is made for change by peaceful means, it will come anyway - and with violence.

Herbert Clark Hoover (1874 - 1964)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on commitment, innocence, men, and violence

If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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