violence

A Quote by Mary McCarthy on violence

In violence, we forget who we are.

Mary McCarthy (1912 - 1989)

Source: On the Contrary

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on destruction, evil, violence, and weakness

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.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on bitterness, chaos, future, generations, legacy, struggle, temptation, and violence

If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in the struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolute night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Delivered at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama, on 4 November 1956.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on destruction, hatred, justice, love, understanding, and violence

Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. It is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding; it seeks to annihilate rather than to convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on darkness, driving, love, and violence

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 Martin Luther King, Jr. on freedom, hope, justice, philosophy, and violence

It is my hope that as the Negro plunges deeper into the quest for freedom and justice he will plunge even deeper into the philosophy of non-violence.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on courage, evil, love, nonviolence, pacifism, power, study, violence, and world

My study of Gandhi convinced me that true pacifism is not nonresistance to evil, but nonviolent resistance to evil. Between the two positions, there is a world of difference. Gandhi resisted evil with as much vigor and power as the violent resister, but True pacifism is not unrealistic submission to evil power. It is rather a courageous confrontation of evil by the power of love. . . .

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on love, principles, and violence

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on mankind, needs, nonviolence, oppression, politics, questions, time, and violence

Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: 11-Dec-64

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A Quote by Marian Wright Edelman on fear, history, hope, politics, and violence

Political history is largely an account of mass violence and of the expenditure of vast resources to cope with mythical fears and hopes.

Marian Wright Edelman (1939 -)

Source: Politics as Symbolic Action

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