A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on poverty, violence, and gandhi

Poverty is the worst form of violence.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)


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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on violence, oppression, ghettos, government, and oppressed

I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today: my own government.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Publius Vergilius Maro Vergil, Virgil on fortitude, strength, adversity, violence, and endurance

They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence.

Virgil (70 - 19 BC)

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A Quote by Raphie on abuse, violence, music, b-side, piper, fear, kite, and sorrow

I know.  You got beat up.  So did I.  And then we beat up each other.  Just call it a B-side melody with an A-side whiplash like NOBODY business.  The way I see it, the best way to deal with it is to just write a better tune and flip the A-side to the B-side and the B-side to the Z.  Put it away folks and let it sleep because there’s a piper man a playin’ to a wholly brand new beat.  Flip the Z side to the B side and the A side to the C.  That my friends is how you navigate the darkness; to turn the fright into a kite and the sorrow into sight.

Raphie Frank

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A Quote by Mr. on love, tears, pain, violence, and lost

In the name of love, how many tears are shed? In the name of love how much pain is caused? In the name of love, how many violent crimes? In the name of love, how much love is lost?

Mr. Prophet

Source: Song: In The Name of Love By Mr. Prophet

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on suspicion, trust, violence, and non-violence

He who trusts has never yet lost in the world.  A suspicious man is lost to himself and the eworld.... Suspicion is of the brood of violence.  Non-violence cannot but trust...

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas (Vintage Spiritual Classics), Pages: 183

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A Quote by May Sarton on anguish, violence, anger, alone, temperament, fear, silence, heaven, hell, routines, silent, and clamor

The anguish of my life here - its rages - is hardly mentioned...There is violence there and anger never resolved.  I live alone, perhaps for no good reason, for the reason that I am an impossible creature, set apart by a temperament I have never learned to use as it could be used, thrown off by a word,a glance, a rainy day, or one drink too many.  My need to be alone is balanced against my fear of what will happen when suddenly I enter the huge empty silence if I cannot find support there.  I go up to Heaven and down to Hell in an hour, and keep alive only by imposing upon myself inexorable routines...It may be outwardly silent here but in the back of my mind is a clamor of human voices, too many needs, hopes and fear.  I hardly ever sit still without being haunted by the "undone"...

May Sarton

Source: Journal of a Solitude

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on justice, history, violence, faith, and hope

Through violence you may murder a murderer, but you can't murder murder.
Through violence you may murder a liar, but you can't establish truth.
Through violence you may murder a hater, but you can't murder hate.
Darkness cannot put out darkness. Only light can do that...

Difficult and painful as it is, we must walk on in the days ahead with an audacious faith in the future. When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: "Where do we go from here?", August 1967

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on love, violence, murder, truth, darkness, and light

The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Bill Clinton on bigotry, discrimination, hate crimes, and violence

We have seen a man dragged to death in Texas simply because he was black. A young man murdered in Wyoming simply because he was gay. In the last year alone, we've seen the shootings of African Americans, Asian Americans, and Jewish children simply because of who they were. This is not the American way. We must draw the line. Without delay, we must pass the Hate Crimes Prevention Act and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. And we should reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.

Bill Clinton

Source: January 27, 2000 State of the Union Address

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