„A party philosopher who was interested in historical research and had no idea of the violence which his philosophy was inciting in the twentieth century.“

— Alfred Rosenberg German architect and politician 1893 - 1946

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„The Koran is a fascist book which incites violence. That is why this book, just like Mein Kampf, must be banned. The book incites hatred and killing and therefore has no place in our legal order.“

— Geert Wilders Dutch politician 1963

BBC News - In quotes: Geert Wilders (2010) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-114695792010s


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„There is a fine line between free speech and hate speech. Free speech encourages debate whereas hate speech incites violence.“

— Newton Lee American computer scientist

Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity: Total Information Awareness (2nd Edition), 2015


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„The blade entered his body to the hilt.No sooner had I done this thing than I recoiled, wild with terror at the deed.“

— Paul Bourget French writer 1852 - 1935

Source: Andre Cornelis (1886), Ch. 13Context: I was suddenly carried away by rage to the point of losing all control over my frenzy. "Ah!" I cried, "since you will not do justice on yourself, die then, at once!" I stretched out my hand and seized the dagger which he had recently placed upon the table. He looked at me without flinching, or recoiling; indeed presenting his breast to me, as though to brave my childish rage. I was on his left bending down, and ready to spring. I saw his smile of contempt, and then with all my strength I struck him with the knife in the direction of the heart.The blade entered his body to the hilt.No sooner had I done this thing than I recoiled, wild with terror at the deed. He uttered a cry. His face was distorted with terrible agony, and he moved his right hand towards the wound, as though he would draw out the dagger. He looked at me, convulsed; I saw that he wanted to speak; his lips moved, but no sound issued from his mouth. The expression of a supreme effort passed into his eyes, he turned to the table, took a pen, dipped it into the inkstand, and traced two lines on a sheet of paper within his reach. He looked at me again, his lips moved once more, then he fell down like a log.

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„It is of the nature of all internecine violence that it lives on hope. Violence feeds upon the hope of success … violence will not continue indefinitely where the objects which it proposes to itself appear to be unattainable, or at any rate unattainable within a predictable future. The Government in Northern Ireland and the Government in this country actually assist violence and strengthen it in so far as they appear to act and appear to reform under the pressure of violence… neither by word nor deed do we treat the membership of the Six Counties in the United Kingdom as negotiable. Every word or act which holds out the prospect that their unity with the rest of the United Kingdom might be negotiable is itself, consciously or unconsciously, a contributory cause to the continuation of violence in Northern Ireland.“

— Enoch Powell British politician 1912 - 1998

Speech http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1970/apr/07/northern-ireland-1#S5CV0799P0_19700407_HOC_336 in the House of Commons (7 April 1970)1970s


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„The song that nerves a nation's heartIs in itself a deed.“

— Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892

Epilogue to The Charge of the Heavy Brigade, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)


„An unjust law is itself a species of violence.“

— Mahatma Gandhi pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948

Non-Violence in Peace & War (1962) Vol. 2, edited by Mahadev Haribhai Desai, p. 144Posthumous publications (1950s and later)Context: An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so. Now the law of nonviolence says that violence should be resisted not by counter-violence but by nonviolence. This I do by breaking the law and by peacefully submitting to arrest and imprisonment.


„The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself“

— Henry Miller American novelist 1891 - 1980


„His renown has been purchased, not by deeds of violence and blood, but by the diligent dispensation of pleasure.“

— Washington Irving, book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

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"The Westminster Abbey ".The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon (1819–1820)


„The trenchant blade, Toledo trusty,For want of fighting was grown rusty,And ate into itself, for lackOf somebody to hew and hack.“

— Samuel Butler (poet) poet and satirist 1612 - 1680

Canto I, line 359Source: Hudibras, Part I (1663–1664)


„Male sexuality is apparently activated by violence against women and expresses itself in violence against women to a significant extent.“

— Catharine A. MacKinnon American feminist and legal activist 1946

Sexuality, Pornography, and Method: "Pleasure under Patriarchy" (1989) Ethics, Vol. 99, No. 2 pp. 314-346


„The Thought and Deed of DeityAre of such richness and extentThat It remaineth to ItselfAn Undiscovered Continent.“

— Angelus Silesius German writer 1624 - 1677

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„When truth cannot make itself known in words, it will make itself known in deeds.“

— Roger Scruton English philosopher 1944 - 2020

"Should he have spoken?", The New Criterion (September 2006), p. 22; also in The Roger Scruton Reader (2009) edited by Mark Dooley


„It is time for those who love liberal democracy to join hands with Islam's reformists. Here is a clue to who's who: Moderate Muslims denounce violence committed in the name of Islam but insist that religion has nothing to do with it; reformist Muslims, by contrast, not only deplore Islamist violence but admit that our religion is used to incite it.“

— Irshad Manji Feminist from Canada, author, journalist, activist 1968


„These people where inciting people to violence. That is not allowed in any country, in any democracy. You don't allow that in the United Kingdom, you don't allow that in the United States, or anywhere in the world.“

— Maumoon Abdul Gayoom Maldivian politician, 3rd president of the Maldives 1937

BBC World interview (2003)


„If one has no affection for a person or a system, one should feel free to give the fullest expression to his disaffection so long as he does not contemplate, promote, or incite violence.“

— Mahatma Gandhi pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948

Statement during his trial for "exciting disaffection toward His Majesty's Government as established by law in India" (18 March 1922)1920s


„Mercantile jealousy is excited, and both inflames, and is itself inflamed, by the violence of national animosity:…“

— Adam Smith Scottish moral philosopher and political economist 1723 - 1790

Source: (1776), Book IV, Chapter III, Part II, p. 534.


„Only thought which does violence to itself is hard enough to shatter myth.“

— Theodor W. Adorno German sociologist, philosopher and musicologist known for his critical theory of society 1903 - 1969


„Libertarianism holds that the only proper role of violence is to defend person and property against violence, that any use of violence that goes beyond such just defense is itself aggressive, unjust, and criminal“

— Murray N. Rothbard American economist of the Austrian School, libertarian political theorist, and historian 1926 - 1995


„The more unconscious individuals, groups, or nations are, the more likely it is that egoic pathology will assume the form of physical violence. Violence is a primitive but still very widespread way in which the ego attempts to assert itself, to prove itself right or another wrong. With very unconscious people, arguments can easily lead to physical violence.“

— Eckhart Tolle, book A New Earth

A New Earth (2005)


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