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  • Samuel P. Huntington
    Samuel P. Huntington
    American political scientist, adviser and academic 1927-2008
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    The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion (to which few members of other civilizations were converted) but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.
    Source: The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996) p. 51
  • P. D. James
    P. D. James
    English crime writer 1920-2014
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    A man who lives with nature is used to violence and is companionable with death. There is more violence in an English hedgerow than in the meanest streets of a great city.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood. This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible.
  • Bayard Rustin
    Bayard Rustin
    American activist 1912-1987
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    If we desire a society of peace, then we cannot achieve such a society through violence. If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone in the process of building this society. If we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end.
  • Mao Tse-Tung
    Mao Tse-Tung
    Chinese politician 1893-1976
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    A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.
  • Lewis H. Lapham
    Lewis H. Lapham
    American essayist and editor 1935-
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    A society that presumes a norm of violence and celebrates aggression, whether in the subway, on the football field, or in the conduct of its business, cannot help making celebrities of the people who would destroy it.
  • Barbara W. Tuchman
    Barbara W. Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
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    Against men habituated to lawless force, violent punishment failed to bring the violence under control.
    Source: A Distant Mirror
  • R. D. Laing
    R. D. Laing
    British psychiatrist 1927-1989
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    Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.
  • Lenny Bruce
    Lenny Bruce
    American Comedian 1925-1966
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    All my humor is based upon destruction and despair. If the whole world were tranquil, without disease and violence, I'd be standing on the breadline right in back of J. Edgar Hoover.
  • Bell Hooks
    Bell Hooks
    American author, professor, feminist (born G.J.Watkins) 1952-
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    All over the world, young males and females, schooled in the art of patriarchal thinking, are building an identity on a foundation that sees the will to do violence as the essential way to assert being.
  • Alexander Herzen
    Alexander Herzen
    Russian journalist and political thinker 1812-1870
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    All religions have based morality on obedience, that is to say, on voluntary slavery. That is why they have always been more pernicious than any political organization. For the latter makes use of violence, the former - of the corruption of the will.
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
    John Kenneth Galbraith
    American economist 1908-2006
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    All successful revolutions are the kicking in of a rotten door. The violence of revolutions is the violence of men who charge into a vacuum.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
    South Korean politician and diplomat 1944-
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    All women and girls have the fundamental right to live free of violence. This right is enshrined in international human rights and humanitarian law. And it lies at the heart of my UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign.
  • Ben Jonson
    Ben Jonson
    British Dramatist, Poet 1573-1637
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    Ambition, like a torrent, ne'er looks back;
    And is a swelling, and the last affection
    A high mind can put off; being both a rebel
    Unto the soul and reason, and enforceth
    All laws, all conscience, treads upon religion,
    and offereth violence to nature's self.
    Source: Catiline His Conspiracy
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