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Top 100 Quotes About Violence

#1. Rappers hate each other, not the labels that got rich,
Don't care about culture, they only want profit.
If your album sell slow, bet you'll get dropped quick;
Q-Tip warned us: the industry's toxic.
For reference, check out BDP's Sex and Violence.


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#2. I often close my eyes because I can't tolerate violence.

Christine Baranski

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#3. Non-violent resistance activities cannot succeed against an enemy that is able freely to use violence. That's pretty obvious. You can't have non-violent resistance against the Nazis in a concentration camp, to take an extreme case ...

Noam Chomsky

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#4. To yield to the threat or actual use of violence is a surrender of one's self respect and religious conviction.

Mahatma Gandhi

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#5. The ego is exploitation; love is service. And the service that flows from love, freely and spontaneously, is non-violence.


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#6. The average American child, by age eighteen, is estimated to have seen eighteen thousand murders and two hundred thousand acts of violence on television. The "death play" of popular video games is accelerating these numbers to ever-higher levels.

Richard J. Borden

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#7. I was so incensed that I was oblivious to all as I ran over broken glass, holding a five-foot weightlifting bar. The glass tore the soles of my feet as I chased the gang's car up the street. I remember breathing heavily as I cursed failing to catch my enemies.

Stephen Richards

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#8. People are sort of numb to watching violence, but sexual activity is still as strong as it ever was in terms of generating response.

Steven Soderbergh

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#9. When people grow up in atmospheres of violence or atmospheres of poverty, they don't normally use hi-falutin' language to describe those things. They would describe some brutal event the same way we would describe getting a taxi or missing the bus.

Philipp Meyer

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#10. No matter how much violence or how many bad things we have to go through, I believe that the ultimate solution to our conflicts, both internal and external, lies in returning to our basic or underlying human nature, which is gentle and compassionate.

Dalai Lama XIV

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#11. More men and women were slaughtered in a couple of weeks of the terror of the atheistic French Revolution than in a century of the Inquisition.

Michael Coren

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#12. At first everyone predicted that it would be impossible to hold these divergent people together, but aside from the skilled men, some of whom belonged to craft unions, comparatively few went back to the mills. And as a whole, the strike was conducted with little violence.

Ray Stannard Baker

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#13. When you practice a life of non-violence you no longer need seek the truth, the truth finds you.

Mahatma Gandhi

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#14. We can bring peace in the world, not by eliminating violence in the world, but by finding the causes of violence and by preventing those from infecting the society.

Debasish Mridha

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#15. Unfortunately there is a standard set for it that precedes hip-hop. It would be great if corporate America didn't do this, but there is a huge market for sex and violence and anti-Black representations in America and the world that doesn't begin or end with hip-hop.

Bakari Kitwana

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#16. Each being in the universe yearns for the free energy necessary for survival and development. Each existence resists extinction. The consequent history of violence in the universe is as inevitable as the gravitational pull between the Earth and the Sun.

Brian Swimme

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#17. Black-on black crime' is jargon, violence on language, which vanishes the men who engineered the covenants, who fixed the loans, who planned the projects, who built the streets and sold red ink by the barrel.

Ta-Nehisi Coates

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#18. 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

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#19. Actual places, landscapes that exist[ed] simultaneously in both physical and metaphysical space ... true geographical refugia, verdant valleys dominated by protective mountain deities where people could seek solace as lonely pilgrims, or flee violence as a community in time of war.

Wade Davis

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#20. It's an entire industry focusing on young male viewers that want action and violence. They sell us something that isn't valid. They're selling films like a product.

Norman Jewison

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#21. The Lord gave, and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord.' We repeated the holy sentences of resignation; but it was not resignation, it was despair that subdued the violence of our grief.

Mary Elizabeth Braddon

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#22. The State practices "violence," the individual must not do so. The state's behavior is violence, and it calls its violence "law"; that of the individual, "crime".

Max Stirner

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#23. These women need to feel that we're all aware of what they may be going through, to give them the confidence to speak out.

Anna Friel

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#24. His face contained for me all possibilities of fierceness and sweetness, pride and submissiveness, violence, self-containment. I never saw more in it than I had when I saw it first, because I saw everything then. The whole thing in him that I was going to love, and never catch or explain.

Alice Munro

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#25. Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.

Henri J.M. Nouwen

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#26. Dicing with death is one man's cup of tea, but another man's poison. I just didn't fear anything.

Stephen Richards

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#27. The older I get, the more I can't stand violence and have a hard time with seeing people die in horrific ways. It gets harder and harder to watch and deal with that stuff.

Matthew Lillard

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#28. How'd you get through yesterday, though?"
"Running away, you, sarcasm, violence, and last but not least, tequila.

Kylie Scott

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#29. But many researchers operate as if it is their responsibility to demonstrate that video violence has a direct effect on the behaviour of young children, because that will help to explain why society is becoming more violent.

Hugh Mackay

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#30. being meek and silent prevents social violence. The message is, "I am not challenging you, I will do nothing bad, you do whatever you want and I will stay out of your way." This is exactly what a predator is looking

Rory Miller

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#31. Today I am a lens, a pen, a gun.

Caroline Bock

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#32. Surveys suggest that about one third of all women worldwide face beatings in the home. Women aged fifteen through forty-four are more likely to be maimed or die from male violence than from cancer, malaria, traffic accidents, and war combined.

Nicholas D. Kristof

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#33. The state represents violence in a concentrated and organize form.

Mahatma Gandhi

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#34. Control and violence that is best reflected in the state, are evil in themselves. In this knowledge lies the great truth of anarchism.

Nikolai A. Berdyaev

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#35. Collecting anything requires a singularity of focus, but 78 collecting demands an almost-inhuman level of concentration. There is a violence to the search, a dysfunctional aggression that vacillates between repellent and endearingly quirky. It's intimidating to outsiders, and it feeds on sacrifice.

Amanda Petrusich

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#36. The Grimm collections were never intended for children. Not because kids were excluded, but because the division we make today of children's literature didn't exist then. The idea of protecting children from tales with violence didn't occur until the earlier part of the 19th century.

Jack Zipes

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#37. Non-violence exacts a very high price from one who practices it. But once you are able to meet that demand then you can do most things.

Cesar Chavez

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#38. Gentleness is given to those who have learned that God will not have his kingdom triumph through the violence of the world, for such a triumph came through the meekness of a cross.

Stanley Hauerwas

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#39. I do not like violence, but ours is a violent time, and there are some men who understand nothing else.

Louis L'Amour

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#40. I'd seen too many shrines in South Central and thought it was worth asking where the first bullet came from that started all this violence.

Antoine Fuqua

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#41. The Rolling Stones are violence. Their music penetrates the raw nerve endings of their listeners and finds its way into the groove marked 'release of frustration.'

Jon Landau

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#42. You don't need a weapon to protect yourself.

Bill Maher

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#43. World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.

Dalai Lama XIV

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#44. The man whose silent daysIn harmless joys are spent,Whom hopes cannot delude,Nor sorrow discontent:That man needs neither towersNor armour for defence,Nor secret vaults to flyFrom thunder's violence.

Thomas Campion

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#45. Our goals can only be achieved with a society that respects and equally protects the rights of every human being, old and young, rich and poor, regardless of gender, color, race, or creed. We must reject the initiation of violence by individuals or government as morally repugnant.

Ron Paul

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#46. We will make converts day by day; we will grow strong by the violence and injustice of our adversaries. And, unless truth be a mockery and justice a hollow lie, we will be in the majority after a while.

Abraham Lincoln

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#47. Now that the spectres of violence and spoliation had fled, the few hundred people who made up "the world" never tired of meeting each other, always the same ones, to exchange congratulations on still existing.

Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa

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#48. You cannot find one single verse in the New Testament that calls for violence against non-believers. Jesus said to love your enemies. Muhammad said to butcher your enemies.

Robert Jeffress

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#49. A nonviolent occupation is that occupation which is fundamentally free from violence and which involves no exploitation or envy of others.

Mahatma Gandhi

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#50. Custom is the lord of everything,
of mortals and immortals king.
High violence it justifies,
with hand uplifted plundering.


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#51. Women worldwide ages 15 through 44 are more likely to die or be maimed because of male violence than because of cancer, malaria, war and traffic accidents combined,

Rebecca Solnit

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#52. My mind boggles at the amount of violence inflicted upon children in today's society.

Samantha Morton

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#53. The tumultuous populace of large cities are ever to be dreaded. Their indiscriminate violence prostrates for the time all public authority, and its consequences are sometimes extensive and terrible.

George Washington

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#54. The unnatural ways we substitute for the natural prove not enough and soon there must be more and more unnaturalness, more and more violence.

Lucy Freeman

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#55. The only hope of transforming the world from the 'tsunami of violence' is for each of us to become the change we wish to see in the world.

Arun Manilal Gandhi

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#56. Force when aggressively applied is "violence" and is, therefore, morally unjustifiable, but when it is used in the furtherance of a legitimate cause, it has its moral justification. The elimination of force at all costs in Utopian..

Bhagat Singh

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#57. When you see violence in movies in general, it's very quick and painless, which isn't what it's like.

Vincent Cassel

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#58. Children would struggle desperately to feel love for their parents. Rather than hate a parent, in fact, they'd choose to hate themselves. Love and violence became so intertwined for them that when they grew up and got into relationships, only hysteria could set their hearts at ease.

Ryu Murakami

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#59. War is ... a trinity of violence, chance, and reason.

Carl Von Clausewitz

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#60. I don't think violence on film breeds violence in life. Violence in life breeds violence in films.

Robert Aldrich

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#61. Come see the violence inherent in the system, HELP I'm being repressed!

Monty Python And The Holy Grail

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#62. States are far less violent than traditional bands and tribes. Modern Western countries, even in their most war-torn centuries, suffered no more than around a quarter of the average death rate of nonstate societies, and less than a tenth of that for the most violent one.

Steven Pinker

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#63. Violence does not necessarily take people by the throat and strangle them. Usually it demands no more than an ultimate allegiance from its subjects. They are required merely to become accomplices in its lies.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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#64. In short, whoever does violence to truth or its expression eventually mutilates justice, even though he thinks he is serving it. From this point of view, we shall deny to the very end that a press is true because it is revolutionary; it will be revolutionary only if it is true, and never otherwise.

Albert Camus

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#65. I think in a country like mine, violence is at the root of all human relations.

Mario Vargas-Llosa

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#66. What subsists to-day by violence continues to-morrow by acquiescence and is perpetuated by tradition; till at last the hoary abuse shakes the gray hairs of antiquity at us, and gives it-self out as the wisdom of ages.

Edward Everett

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#67. How fortunate it was for the world that when these great trials came upon it there was a generation that terror could not conquer and brutal violence could not enslave.

Winston S. Churchill

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#68. Men are distinguished from women by their commitment to do violence rather than to be victimized by it.

Andrea Dworkin

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#69. While many hackers have the knowledge, skills, and tools to attack computer systems, they generally lack the motivation to cause violence or severe economic or social harm.

Dorothy Denning

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#70. In Labor movements generally, success through violence can hardly be expected except in circumstances where success without violence is attainable.

Bertrand Russell

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#71. Speaking figuratively, they were soon chronic alcoholics, men who lived by violence, through extreme action and sensation, through drowning daily in a perpetual nervous agitation. From

Richard Wright

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#72. Ah, the violence: tearing, killing, ripping. Lila, between fascination and horror, spoke to me in a mixture of dialect, Italian, and very educated quotations that she had taken from who knows where and remembered by heart. The entire planet, she said, is a big Fosso Carbonario.

Elena Ferrante

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#73. Violence has been Nicaragua's most important export to the world.

Ronald Reagan

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#74. Describing passive violence in this culture is kinda like someone who is drowning in the middle of the ocean giving you the low-down on water. The only way you can really understand passive violence is by going somewhere far, far away from phones, news, TV, the Internet.

Inga Muscio

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#75. When we judge others we contribute to violence.

Marshall B. Rosenberg

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#76. Although I had committed just about every sort of assault imaginable on people and even the odd one or two against the police, I still had and still do have respect for the old school policeman.

Stephen Richards

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#77. The book is called 'A House in the Sky' because during the very, very darkest times, that was how I survived. I had to find a safe place to go in my mind where there was no violence being done to my body and where I could reflect on the life I had lived and the life that I still wanted to live.

Amanda Lindhout

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#78. Ultimately we cannot eliminate enemies through violence - violence only multiplies enemies. The only way to eliminate enemies is to love them, forgive them,

Brian Zahnd

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#79. There's been an increase in the number of Iraqis in training, but more Americans are dying and violence is increasing.

Lawrence Korb

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#80. I'm a right pain in the hole for my agent. I won't take certain parts if I think they're offensive or banal. For instance, I won't do a film if I think it's full of violence for violence's sake, or a television drama if I don't think it's intelligent writing.

Anne-Marie Duff

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#81. Obviously it's hard for anyone to imagine, but these dance halls were powder kegs just waiting to erupt. Names were made and reputations were enhanced or blown in a flash!

Stephen Richards

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#82. Living in a house where domestic violence goes on every day never feels like home. You don't have to suffer in silence. I'm giving my full support to this website as it will give proper and practical advice about what to do if you feel afraid. Remember, you're not alone.

Beverley Knight

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#83. Too strong a media emphasis on death and violence can lead to despair.

Dalai Lama

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#84. It takes a good guy with a gun, to stop a bad guy with a gun (unless the bad guy's a much better shot).

Quentin R. Bufogle

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#85. See how it's a philosophy that's been handed to you by a bunch of men who were afraid. So instead, they overcompensate with hatred and violence and repression.

Frederick Lenz

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#86. These raids didn't usually end in violence, but people got emotional, and emotional people did stupid things.

Erica Lindquist

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#87. While the vast majority of hackers may be disinclined towards violence, it would only take a few to turn cyber terrorism into reality.

Dorothy Denning

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#88. I believe in violence, I believe violence can be solved by greater violence. I also know greater violence breeds more violence. I'm certain now, that violence is like energy; it can't be destroyed, it will always be passed on, as it will be done to you

Cheyi Okoaye

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#89. Domestic violence and violence against women in general seems to be a big problem everywhere in the world. It seems to me this problem comes from stress, pent up anger, frustration, and all kinds of negativity within human beings.

David Lynch

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#90. The ice cold fear I'd felt, not knowing if Wyatt was alive, pressed into the wall with other girls and surrounded by guys who were unspeakably brave, hit my body again in a wave. This was trauma - the gift that keeps on giving.

Laura Anderson Kurk

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#91. Live simply so others may simply live

Mahatma Gandhi

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#92. The community does not fight crime well by chasing it; after-the-fact, crime has won and the target of violence is injured or worse. Crime is fought best not by chasing it, but by facing it before it can become a completed act.

Crime is fought best at the scene of the violence.

John Longenecker

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#93. Violence is not just an abstract noun.....its a way of life.

Jean-Marc Akerele

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#94. Berdyaev remarks that "no one ever proposes evil ends: evil is always disguised as good, and detracts from the good."[49] Yet the resort to violence is precisely where evil seeps in. Besides,

Alexandre Christoyannopoulos

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#95. It's a subject that is often hidden and very secretive, but it's something which I feel should have a light shone upon it.

Fern Britton

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#96. Here's a rule of life: You don't get to pick what bad things happen to you

Rory Miller

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#97. Peace does not mean an absence of violence or conflict, but it means how we respond to it, with violence or with love and understanding. Hate never can eradicate hate but love can.

Debasish Mridha

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#98. Ultimately the men who choose against violence, against death, do so because they want to live fully and well, because they want to know love. These are the men who are true heroes, the men whose lives we need to know about, honor, and remember.

Bell Hooks

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#99. Emotional abuse is like being continuously kicked in the shins. It can be worse than getting one punch in the face, and it cements itself.

Ashley Banjo

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#100. It is through truth & non-violence that I can have some glimpse of God. Truth & non-violence are my God. They are the obverse and reverse of the same coin.

Mahatma Gandhi

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