|The capacity of the human mind for swallowing nonsense and spewing it forth in violent and repressive action has never yet been plumbed.
– Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)
|The most important element of a free society, where individual rights are held in the highest esteem, is the rejection of the initiation of violence.
– Ron Paul (1935-)
|Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
|In the democracy which I have envisaged, a democracy established by non-violence, there will be equal freedom for all. Everybody will be his own master. It is to join a struggle for such democracy that I invite you today. Once you realize this you will forget the differences between the Hindus and Muslims, and think of yourselves as Indians only, engaged in the common struggle for independence.
– Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
|The practice of violence, like all action, changes the world, but the most probable change is to a more violent world.
– Hannah Arendt (1906-1975)
|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 (1911-1977)