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On Violence – Quotes To Inspire Writers

 

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

 

 

Isaac Asimov, Salvor Hardin in “Foundation”
US science fiction novelist & scholar (1920 – 1992)

Found at The Quotations Page

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{ 5 comments… add one }
  • “When people think they possess the secret of a perfect social organization which makes evil impossible, they also think that they can use any means, including violence and deceit, in order to bring it into being.” –John Paul II

  • David Harewood

    Counter:

    “I don’t even call it violence when it’s in self defense; I call it intelligence. ”

    — Malcolm X

  • How about: “Refusing to stand up to violence with superior force is the last gasp of the soon-to-be-dead.”

    r

  • admin

    jhunter, yes, that’s a good one too… I’m thinking Mark Twain? I could look it up 😉

  • jhunterj

    I also likes its vocabulary parallel: “Profanity is the last refuge of the inarticulate (or uncreative or scoundrel).”

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