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Edmund Leach Quotes and Sayings
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The violence in the world comes about because we human
beings are forever creating barriers between men who
are like us and men who are not like us.
- Edmund Leach

Far from being the basis of the good society,
the family, with its narrow privacy and tawdry secrets,
is the source of all our discontents.
- Edmund Leach

Men do not have to cook their food; they do so for
symbolic reasons to show they are men and not beasts.
- Edmund Leach

Peace cannot be achieved through violence,
it can only be attained through understanding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

The main goal of the future is to stop violence.
The world is addicted to it.
- Bill Cosby

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

Where there is no emotion,
there is no motive for violence.
- the character Spock in the Star Trek television series

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Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.
- Lao Tzu

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.
Its seat is in the heart,
and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I object to violence because
when it appears to do good,
the good is only temporary;
the evil it does is permanent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is the article of faith.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart,
cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Poverty is the worst form of violence.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation,
and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands
prevails over that of those who obey.
- Denis Diderot

Wrestling is ballet with violence.
- Jesse Ventura

I have nothing new to teach the world.
Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills.
All I have done is to try experiments
in both on as vast a scale as I could.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

My religion is based on truth and non-violence.
Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realizing Him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Intolerance is itself a form of violence
and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.
- Roger Kahn

People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.
- Don DeLillo

The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress,
as well for his defence against injury and violence,
as for his repose.
- Edward Coke

Heroism on command, senseless violence,
and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -
how passionately I hate them!
- Albert Einstein

An unjust law is itself a species of violence.
Arrest for its breach is more so.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Anger is the enemy of non-violence
and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To be reserved, secretive, with a passionate violence that causes suffering.
- Gwen John

Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
- Leo Tolstoy

The intense campaigns against domestic violence,
rape, sexual harassment, and inequity in the schools
all too often depend on an image of women as weak and victimized.
- Katherine Dunn

You really don't want a president who is a football fan.
Football combines the worst features of American life.
It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
- George Will

Propaganda is to a democracy what violence is to a dictatorship.
- William Blum

We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love.
- R. D. Laing

You never need an argument against the use of violence,
you need an argument for it.
- Noam Chomsky

I ain't never liked violence.
- Sugar Ray Robinson

Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only
by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.
- R. D. Laing

Keep violence in the mind where it belongs.
- Brian Aldiss

War is an attempt of one group to impose its will upon
another group by armed violence.
- Scott Nearing

No Arab ruler will consider the peace process seriously
so long as he is able to toy with the idea of achieving
more by the way of violence.
- Yitzhak Rabin

Violence is my last option.
- Chuck Norris

The violence and burnings in Lebanon were the work
of Syrian soldiers and workers dressed in civilian clothes.
- Walid Jumblatt

The unutterable violence of the Holocaust shook our
confidence in the possibility of telling any story of faith at all.
- Timothy Radcliffe

This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely,
more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.
- Leonard Bernstein

In some cases non-violence requires more militancy than violence.
- Cesar Chavez

Disarm, disarm.
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.
Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.
- Julia Ward Howe

Without democracy there is no freedom.
Violence, no matter who is using it,
is always reactionary.
- Friedrich Ebert

Answer violence with violence.
If one of us falls today, five of them must fall tomorrow.
- Evita Peron

It's odd how violence and humor so often go together,
isn't it?
- Dan Simmons

Violence is used to portray what happens in a film.
It only helps portray the actors and what they do.
I think it is more about the story, when you have something to play off of.
- Jake Lloyd

The violence in society, I'm afraid,
is perpetrated by the people at the top.
- Rob Walton

I like to behave in an extremely normal,
wholesome manner for the most part in my daily life.
Even if mentally I'm consumed with sick visions of violence,
terror, sex and death.
- Courtney Love

You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence,
but you do not gain lasting peace that way.
- Anthony Eden

I think there's a natural system in your own head about
how much violence the scene warrants.
It's not an intellectual process, it's an instinctive process.
- Guy Ritchie

Who shall measure the hat and violence of the poet's
heart when caught and tangled in a woman's body?
- Virginia Woolf

Obviously this is the world descending into worse and
worse standards of targeting civilians both in state violence in Iraq,
Gaza and so on and the terrorist retaliation.
- Clare Short

The essence of war is violence.
Moderation in war is imbecility.
- John Arbuthnot Fisher

You have to show violence the way it is.
If you don't show it realistically, then that's immoral and harmful.
If you don't upset people, then that's obscenity.
- Roman Polanski

We have not always agreed, but I have said repeatedly
and publicly many times that Al Sharpton has never counseled violence,
but he gets blamed for a whole lot of that.
- David Dinkins

God hates violence.
He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property,
not seize it.
- Euripides

I don't believe in using too much graphic violence,
although I've done it.
It's better to be suggestive and to allow the viewer
to fill in the blanks in their minds.
- Tobe Hooper

I often close my eyes because I can't tolerate violence.
- Christine Baranski

It's an entire industry focusing on young male viewers
that want action and violence.
They sell us something that isn't valid.
They're selling films like a product.
- Norman Jewison

A person is born with feelings of envy and hate.
If he gives way to them, they will lead him to violence and crime,
and any sense of loyalty and good faith will be abandoned.
- Xun Zi


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