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    We are the road that winds down a sound mind, then slips into the sea.

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    When we allow violence against some, we enable violence against all.

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    When I was young, I thought it was thunder that kills people. But when I learnt physics in St. Paul's High School, I discovered that it is rather the lightning that does the killing. The voice of the thunder itself is just a noise. The lightning is the poise. I learnt to take the course of my life, not by violence but rather with intelligence.

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    You should be querying why you consider a violent society as being normal.

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    All destruction, by violent revolution or however it be, is but new creation on a wider scale.

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    Words are the new violence. Mouth is the new gun.

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    A light breath fans the flame, a violent gust extinguishes it.

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    All the great and beneficent operations of Nature are produced by slow and often imperceptible degrees. The work of destruction and devastation only is violent and rapid.

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    Among the clergy we find our most violent enemies, those most opposed to any change in woman's position.

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    An honorable human relationship ... is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other.

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    All things around, convulsed with violent thunder, seem to tremble, and the mighty walls of the capacious world appear at once to have started and burst asunder.

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    And the distinction between violent and non-violent action is that the former is exclusively bent upon the destruction of the old, and the latter is chiefly concerned with the establishment of something new.

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    Anger is a violent emotion, vindictive, and as dangerous to he who is driven by it as to anyone on whom it is turned.

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    A revolution is a violent change of mismanagement.

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    A non-violent world has roots in a non-violent diet.

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    A toothache, or a violent passion, is not necessarily diminished by our knowledge of its causes, its character, its importance or insignificance.

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    A rabbit that runs away from the bull-terrier is not particularly non-violent.

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    As a viewed myself in a fragment of looking-glass..., I was so impressed with a sense of vague awe at my appearance ... that I was seized with a violent tremour.

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    Cryptography is the ultimate form of non-violent direct action.

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    Divine souls suffer violent opposition from mediocre minds.

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    A truly nonviolent man would never live to tell the tale of atrocities. He would have laid down his life on the spot in non-violent resistance.

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    [Donald] Trump has been saying that on, day one, the violent undocumented immigrants will be - will leave the country. But what about the rest? What happens to the other 11 or so million, however many there are?

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    Existence is violent, I exist, therefore I'm violent. . . in that way.

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    Excellent warriors are not violent.

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    For violent people to make themselves vulnerable, and then to have that vulnerability be used against them, bad things can happen.

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    For a time during the early settlement of this country peace and goodwill prevailed, only to be followed later by violent and relentless warfare.

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    Golf is a non-violent game played violently from within.

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    Humans. Violent but peace-loving. Passionate but cerebral. Humane but cruel. Impulsive but calculating. Generous but selfish. And yet, somehow I knew that they represented the best hope of the galaxy.

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    Each of us, even the lowliest and most insignificant among us, was uprooted from his innermost existence by the almost constant volcanic upheavals visited upon our European soil and, as one of countless human beings, I can't claim any special place for myself except that, as an Austrian, a Jew, writer, humanist and pacifist, I have always been precisely in those places where the effects of the thrusts were most violent.

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    Geologists have usually had recourse for the explanation of these changes to the supposition of sundry violent and extraordinary catastrophes, cataclysms, or general revolutions having occurred in the physical state of the earth's surface.

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    Harsh reproof is like a violent storm, soon washed down the channel; but friendly admonitions, like a small shower, pierce deep, and bring forth better reformation.

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    I am not a violent person. I actually don't like to hurt people.

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    I am not a violent person. I am a product of the Flower Power '60s. I have actually worn bell-bottomed jeans.

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    I don't like poetry that just slaps violent words on a canvas, as it were.

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    I'd rather be on my own than be with a violent man.

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    I don't really consider myself a horror director or a violent director at all.

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    I enjoy total creative control right now. Nobody tells me to make it longer, shorter, better, sexier, more violent, whatever.

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    I believe that the death penalty is the ultimate deterrent to violent crime...period.

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    If a cause be good, the most violent attack of its enemies will not injure it so much as an injudicious defence of it by its friends.

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    If... the motion of the earth were circular, it would be violent and contrary to nature, and could not be eternal, since ... nothing violent is eternal .... It follows, therefore, that the earth is not moved with a circular motion.

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    If you are driven by certainty you can't grow. If you are driven by certainty if somebody messes with you, you can get very intense, even violent, depending upon the person's personality.

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    If left unchecked, global change will create violent conflict, torrential storms, shrinking coastlines, and irreversible catastrophe.

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    I'm a very great non-violent character. I would never resort to violence to change anything.

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    I hate every violent overthrow, because as much is destroyed as is gained by it.

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    I'm nihilistic, antagonistic, violent, horrible - but not obliterated, yet. I just refuse to be beaten down. I think it's stubborness that keeps me going.

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    In other words, more violent tornadoes would, if anything, be a sign of 'global cooling', not 'global warming'.

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    I had a stalker who was extremely violent. He broke into the studio with knives and I was locked in a bathroom.

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    I'm not a violent person, never was, but I have this temperament that I've always displayed. I guess it has to do with my tradition and being Italian, we're very outgoing with our emotions.

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    In sum, U.S. history is no more violent and oppressive than the history of England, Russia, Indonesia, or Burundi - but neither is it exceptionally less violent.

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    ISIS is the new jihad - violent jihadist vanguard in the Middle East and globally.