Violence Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old violence quotes, violence sayings, and violence proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Non-violence is a weapon of the strong.     

Mahatma Gandhi

If you injure your neighbor, better not do it by halves.     

George Bernard Shaw

Violent excitement exhausts the mind and leaves it withered and sterile.     

François Fenelon

Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.     

Malcom X

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.     

E.F. Schumacher

If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.     

Malcom X

To paraphrase several sages: Nobody can think and hit someone at the same time.     

Susan Sontag

Physical love is unthinkable without violence.     

Milan Kundera

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.     

Bertrand Russell

See, people with power understand exactly one thing: violence.     

Noam Chomsky

Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor.     

Robert A. Heinlein

Thou shalt not be a victim, thou shalt not be a perpetrator, but, above all, thou shalt not be a bystander.     

Yehuda Bauer

A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another     

Mao Tse-Tung

I am a violent man who has learned not to be violent and regrets his violence.     

John Lennon

The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual, crime.     

Max Stirner

Extreme violence has a way of preventing us from seeing the interests it serves.     

Naomi Klein

We don't believe in responding to violence with violence.     

Gene Roddenberry

These violent delights have violent ends.     

Jonathan Nolan

Violence is bad. It said so on TV.     

Don Mancini

An army is an institution for violence.     

Kawanaka Shimao

A most logical use of violence, to punish the violent. We both know that I am prepared to die, but are you prepared to kill?     

Gene Roddenberry

Despite historic resistance to gun control in the United States, some legislation has been passed to reduce the role of firearms in domestic homicide.     

Denise A. Hines

On average, Americans, either intentionally or unintentionally, are exposed to large doses of violence in the media and pornography.     

Denise A. Hines

American children see more than 8,000 murders and more than 100,000 other violent acts on network television by the end of elementary school.     

Denise A. Hines

Outside of the media industry, there is widespread acceptance of the extensive scientific data indicating that observing violence increases violence.     

Denise A. Hines

The widespread viewing of violence on TV, in movies, and in video game is evidence of this country's of violence.     

Denise A. Hines

Self-love will make men partial to themselves and friends, and ill-nature, passion, and revenge will carry them too far in punishing others.     

Samuel Austin Allibone

From the first records of human impatience down to the present-time, it has been complained that the march of violence and oppression is rapid.     

Samuel Austin Allibone

When we see men of inflamed passions, or of wicked designs, tearing one another to pieces by open violence, or undermining each other by secret treachery.     

Samuel Austin Allibone

Pleasure and pain are only different constitutions of the mind, sometimes occasioned by disorders in the body, or sometimes by thoughts in the mind.     

Samuel Austin Allibone