„Violent delights tend to have violent ends.“

http://www.crimeslab.com/richard-ramirez-the-night-stalker/ Richard Ramirez the Night Stalker - Crimes Lab

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American serial killer 1960 - 2013

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„The people have given us the duty to defend them, and that duty sometimes requires the violent restraint of violent men.“

—  George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946

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„The headlong stream is termed violent
But the river bed hemming it in is
Termed violent by no one.“

—  Bertolt Brecht German poet, playwright, theatre director 1898 - 1956

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„I'm a mild man, but I have violent tastes.“

—  Christian Dior French fashion designer 1905 - 1957

Source: " Dior http://books.google.com/books?id=l0gEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA84," in LIFE, ‎Vol. 24, nr. 9 (1 March 1948), p. 48

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„Furthermore, few, if any, violent revolutions have been successful unless the violent minority had the sympathy and support of the non-resisting majority.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

1960s, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? (1967)
Context: Nowhere have the riots won any concrete improvement such as have the organized protest demonstrations. When one tries to pin down advocates of violence as to what acts would be effective, the answers are blatantly illogical. Sometimes they talk of overthrowing racist state and local governments and they talk about guerrilla warfare. They fail to see that no internal revolution has ever succeeded in overthrowing a government by violence unless the government had already lost the allegiance and effective control of its armed forces. Anyone in his right mind knows that this will not happen in the United States. Furthermore, few, if any, violent revolutions have been successful unless the violent minority had the sympathy and support of the non-resisting majority.

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„Despite the popular idea of anarchists as violent men, Anarchism is the one non-violent social philosophy.“

—  Ammon Hennacy American Christian radical 1893 - 1970

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Context: Despite the popular idea of anarchists as violent men, Anarchism is the one non-violent social philosophy.… The function of the Anarchist is two-fold. By daily courage in non-cooperation with the tyrannical forces of the State and the Church, he helps to tear down present society; the Anarchist by daily cooperation with his fellows in overcoming evil with good-will and solidarity builds toward the anarchistic commonwealth which is formed by voluntary action with the right of secession.

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„It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our breasts, than to put on the cloak of non-violence to cover impotence. Violence is any day preferable to impotence. There is hope for a violent man to become non-violent. There is no such hope for the impotent.“

—  Махатма Ганди pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948

Non-Violence in Peace and War p. 254 http://books.google.com/books?id=F3ofAAAAIAAJ&q=%22cloak+of%22&pg=PA254 (1948); also in Gandhi on Non-violence: Selected Texts from Mohandas K. Gandhi's Non-Violence in Peace and War (1965) edited by Thomas Merton; this has also appeared in paraphrased form as "if there is violence in our hearts."

„She might be violent.“

—  John Bodkin Adams general practitionar, fraudster and suspected serial killer 1899 - 1983

When asked in August 1939 why he injected elderly patient Agnes Pike with Morphine while another doctor was examining her in order to give a second opinion. The patient was being heavily sedated by Adams and her relatives had become concerned.

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„Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind.“

—  Ogden Nash American poet 1902 - 1971

"A Clean Conscience Never Relaxes"
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