violence

A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on uncertainty, violence, and virtue

While all other things are uncertain, evanescent, and ephemeral, virtue alone is fixed with deep roots; it can neither be overthrown by any violence or moved from its place.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Cesar Chavez on violence

In some cases non - violence requires more militancy than violence.

Cesar Chavez

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A Quote by Carl von Clausewitz on violence and war

War therefore is an act of violence to compel our opponent to fulfil our will.

Carl von Clausewitz (1780 - 1831)

Source: On War

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on education, good, hypocrisy, injustice, learning, love, men, neighbors, people, respect, tolerance, understanding, and violence

If people can be educated to see the lowly side of their own natures, it may be hoped that they will also learn to understand and to love their fellow men better. A little less hypocrisy and a little more tolerance towards oneself can only have good results in respect for our neighbor; for we are all too prone to transfer to our fellows the injustice and violence we inflict upon our own natures.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Bill Kraft on conflict, idealism, resolution, service, success, and violence

It represents such fine ideals, like non-violent resolution of conflict where possible. After a successful 12-year campaign for the US Postal service to issue "Star Trek" stamps, 1998

Bill Kraft

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A Quote by Bill William Henry Cosby on addiction, future, goals, violence, and world

The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.

Bill Cosby (1937 -)

Source: 1992

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A Quote by Bhagavad-Gita on abuse, anger, arrogance, darkness, delusion, destruction, enemies, envy, generosity, gifts, god, greed, happiness, hell, ignorance, mind, pride, purpose, sacrifice, success, violence, and wealth

"I got this today," they say; "tomorrow I shall get that. This wealth is mine, and that will be mine too. I have destroyed my enemies. I shall destroy others too! Am I not like God? I enjoy what I want. I am successful. I am powerful. I am happy. I am rich and well-born. Who is equal to me? I will perform sacrifices and give gifts, and rejoice in my own generosity." This is how they go on, deluded by ignorance. Bound by their greed and entangled in a web of delusion, whirled about by a fragmented mind, they fall into a dark hell. Self-important, obstinate, swept away by the pride of wealth, they ostentatiously perform sacrifices without any regard for their purpose. Egotistical, violent, arrogant, lustful, angry, envious of everyone, they abuse my presence within their own bodies and in the bodies of others.

Bhagavad-Gita

Source: The Bhagavad-Gita: 16:13 -18, pp. 191-192

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A Quote by Bartolomé de Las Casas on ambition, animals, belief, christianity, citizenship, concern, conquest, diet, experience, facts, god, greed, heaven, knowledge, murder, people, reason, simplicity, soul, truth, and violence

No "revisionist" historian of recent decades has excoriated the Spanish Conquest more thoroughly than Bartolomé de Las Casas, a contemporary of Columbus and the first priest to be ordained in the Americas: "The reason the Christians have murdered on such a vast scale and killed anyone and everyone in their way is purely and simply greed. . . . Their insatiable greed and overweening ambition know no bounds; the land is fertile and rich, the inhabitants simple, forbearing and submissive. The Spaniards have shown not the slightest consideration for these people, treating them (and I speak from first-hand experience, having been there from the outset) not as brute animals - indeed, I would to God they had done and had shown them the consideration they afford their animals - so much as piles of dung in the middle of the road. They have had as little concern for their souls as for their bodies, all the millions that perished having gone to their deaths with no knowledge of God and without the benefit of the Sacraments. One fact in all this is widely known and beyond dispute, for even the tyrannical murderers themselves acknowledge the truth of it: the indigenous peoples never did the Europeans any harm whatever; on the contrary, they believed them to have descended from the heavens, at least until they or their fellow citizens had tasted, at the hands of these oppressors, a diet of robbery, murder, violence, and all other manner of trials and tribulations."

Bartolome de Las Casas (1474 - 1566)

Source: Historia de las Indias, written 1550-1563

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on army, crime, fraud, government, laws, police, purpose, rules, and violence

The only proper purpose of a government is to protect man's rights, which means: to protect him from physical violence. . . . The only proper functions of a government are: the police, to protect you from criminals; the army, to protect you from foreign invaders; and the courts, to protect your property and contracts from breach or fraud by others, and to settle disputes by rational rules, according to objective law.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged, 1957

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A Quote by Andrea Dworkin on caring, jealousy, preparation, suicide, violence, and women

We have a double standard, which is to say, a man can show how much he cares by being violent-see, he's jealous, he cares-a woman shows how much she cares by how much she's willing to be hurt; by how much she will take; how much she will endure; how suicidal she's prepared to be.

Andrea Dworkin (1946 -)

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