Quotes of the Day for 23 July 2011 – Violence
I'm nearly at a loss for words to describe my reaction to the violence committed at Oslo yesterday. Eighty-seven known dead, probably millions in property damage, and no benefit to anyone, least of all the perpetrator who will certainly spend his life in prison.
When our hatred is violent, it sinks us even beneath those we hate.
- François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, 1613 - 1680
The emotional quality of what we moderns call our thought produces an extreme violence of conviction combined with extreme incoherence in our arguments.
- Jacques Ellul, 1912 - 1994
Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.
- R. D. Laing, 1927 - 1989
Moderate strength is shown in violence, supreme strength is shown in levity.
- Gilbert Keith Chesterton, 1874 - 1936
The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.
- Bill Cosby
It is not violence that best overcomes hate — nor vengeance that most certainly heals injury.
- Charlotte Brontë, 1816 - 1855
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