Friday, May 13, 2005

Violence Quotes

What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another?  ~Alan Paton Who overcomes by force hath overcome but half his foe.  ~John Milton, Paradise Lost, 1667 There have been periods of history in which episodes of terrible violence occurred but for which the word violence was never used.... Violence is shrouded in justifying myths that lend it moral legitimacy, and these myths for the most part kept people from recognizing the violence for what it was.  The people who burned witches at the stake never for one moment thought of their act as violence; rather they thought of it as an act of divinely mandated righteousness.  The same can be said of most of the violence we humans have ever committed.  ~Gil Bailie Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.  ~John Frederick Boyes Let us thank God that we live in an age when something has influence besides the bayonet.  ~Daniel Webster In violence we forget who

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