Famous quotes dating violence
From this premise arises the challenge to order our lives and mould our mores in such a way that the good in all of us takes precedence.
In other words, we are not passive and hapless souls waiting for manna or the plague from on high.
Actually, circumstances cause people to act a certain way.
It’s from those circumstances that a person’s attitude is affected followed by weakening of character. If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure in noticing those in others and judging their lives as either black or white, good or bad.
But if we listen to the best men and women everywhere …
they will say that science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all — the apathy of human beings.” – Helen Keller, “Why is it that in this day and age, human beings still butcher one another simply because they dared to belong to different religions, to speak different tongues, or belong to different races? What infuses individuals with the ego and ambition to so clamour for power that genocide assumes the mantle of means that justify coveted ends?
But I do not know how to communicate it: when I speak, they stare, applaud, or smile, but do not understand.” – Bertrand Russell, about conflict “Our cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending to do our Enemy’s will, looks round upon a universe from which every trace of Him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys.” – Clive Staples (C.
In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win. In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit. In that transfusion of blood which drains the good to feed the evil, the compromise is the transmitting rubber tube.” – Ayn Rand “I am tired of people saying that poor character is the only reason people do wrong things. These are difficult questions, which, if wrongly examined can lead one to lose faith in fellow human beings. Firstly, because to lose faith in fellow humans is, as the Archbishop would correctly point out, to lose faith in God and in the purpose of life itself.
Secondly, it is erroneous to attribute to the human character a universal trait it does not possess – that of being either inherently evil or inherently humane.
It was simple, as absurd and as cruel as that.” – Khalaed Hosseini, And The Mountains Echoed “More and more I come to value charity and love of one’s fellow being above everything else…All our lauded technological progress-our very civilization-is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal.” – Albert Einstein about Violence “Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using force, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.” – Sun Tzu on Conflict “Hence, to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.