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If we make peaceful revolution impossible, we make violent revolution inevitable. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy


Of all violent passions, the least becoming to a woman is love. [Fr., De toutes les passions violentes, celle qui sied le moins mal aux femmes, c'est l'amour] - Francois de la Rochefoucauld


Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. - James Madison


Necessity is a violent school-mistress and teacheth strange lessons. - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne


Those who make peaceful change impossible will make violent change inevitable. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy


Democracy is the most vile form of government, democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention: have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property: and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. - James Madison


Such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. - James Madison