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.

I must own I never yet knew any party so just and reasonable, that a man could follow it in its height and violence, and at the same time be innocent.     

Samuel Austin Allibone

Biological factors affect the level of violent behaviors. Experiments on mice reveal that the number of attacks by mice against other mice correlated to the level of testosterone in humans.     

Sherri N. McCarthy

Violent behavior is a complex phenomenon that cannot be explained on the basis of only one set of variables.     

Sherri N. McCarthy

Observing violence within the family structure can provide the foundation for the child's violent behavior.     

Sherri N. McCarthy

Initial causes of violence within the family have been traced to weak family communication, maternal bonding or lack thereof, ineffective monitoring, parental indifference, negligence, and values that support the use of violence.     

Sherri N. McCarthy

Early childhood experiences have been correlated with the future development of violent behavior, especially during adolescence.     

Sherri N. McCarthy

The best way to avoid violence is to always be aware of what's going on in your surroundings, and to feel secure enough in your manhood that you cannot be made to fight over significant things.     

C.R. Jahn

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

John Arbuthnot Fisher

A martial art that has no rules is nothing but violence.     

Kenji Tomiki

There are three things which the gentleman values most in the Way; to stay clear of violence by putting on a serious countenance, to come close to being trusted by setting a proper expression on his face, and to avoid being boorish and unreasonable by speaking in proper tones.     


Socialism does not spring ready-made out of the womb of violence.     

Christopher C. Liundi

Tension generates violence, Violence brings suffering.     

Zett Why

When achieving things with violence, you only harm yourself.     

Zett Why

The funniest thing is that we create the rules and follow them, but still feel violence and constraint.     

Zett Why

For mere force, violence in the abstract, is the enemy of anything we love.     

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence.     

D.V. Rangarajan

Truth quenches untruth, love quenches anger, self-suffering quenches violence. This eternal rule is a rule not for saints only but for all.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Non-violence requires double faith. Faith in God and also faith in man.     

Mahatma Gandhi

All violence is the result of people tricking themselves into believing that their pain derives from other people and that consequently those people deserve to be punished.     

Marshall Rosenberg

There is a great streak of violence in every human being. If it is not channeled and understood, it will break out in war or in madness.     

Sam Peckinpah

The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.     

Chinese Probverb

What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another?     

Alan Paton

Play allows us to develop alternatives to violence and despair.     

Stuart Brown