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    Violence

  1. Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.
      -- John F. Boyes

  2. Violence is as American as cherry pie.
      -- H. Rap Brown

  3. Lawlessness is lawlessness. Anarchy is anarchy is anarchy. Neither race nor color nor frustration is an excuse for either lawlessness or anarchy.
      -- Thurgood Marshall

  4. The violence done us by others is often less painful than that which we do to ourselves.
      -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  5. These violent delights have violent ends.
      -- William Shakespeare

  6. Nothing good ever comes of violence.
      -- Martin Luther

  7. There is a violence that liberates, and a violence that enslaves; there is a violence that is moral and a violence that is immoral.
      -- Benito Mussolini

  8. Violence does even justice unjustly.
      -- Thomas Carlyle

  9. The use of violence as an instrument of persuasion is therefore inviting and seems to the discontented to be the only effective protest.
      -- William O. Douglas

  10. It is organized violence on top which creates individual violence at the bottom. It is the accumulated indignation against organized wrong, organized crime, organized injustice, which drives the political offender to act.
      -- Emma Goldman

  11. Violence cannot build a better society. Disruption and disorder nourish repression, not justice. They strike at the freedom of every citizen. The community cannot--it will not--tolerate coercion and mob rule.
      -- Commission on Civil Disorder, 1968

  12. Violence has no constitutional sanction; and every government from the beginning has moved against it. But where grievances pile high and most of the elected spokesmen represent the Establishment, violence may be the only effective response.
      -- William O. Douglas

  13. Degeneracy follows every autocratic system of violence, for violence inevitably attracts moral inferiors. Time has proven that illustrious tyrants are succeeded by scoundrels.
      -- Albert Einstein

  14. All violence, all that is dreary and repels, is not power, but the absence of power.
      -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


    Virtue

  15. Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
      -- Francis Bacon

  16. Perfect virtue is to do unwitnessed that which we should be capable of doing before all the world.
      -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  17. The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.
      -- Jawaharlal Nehru

  18. Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it.
      -- George Bernard Shaw

  19. The only reward of virtue is virtue.
      -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  20. If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
      -- Edmund Burke

  21. Virtue treads paths that end not in the grave.
      -- James Russell Lowell

  22. Virtue must be valuable, if men and women of all degrees pretend to have it.
      -- Ed Howe

  23. Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.
      -- Jean Jacques Rousseau

  24. That virtue we appreciate is as much ours as another's. We see so much only as we possess.
      -- Henry David Thoreau


    Vision

  25. Where there is no vision a people perish.
      -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  26. You see things and you say "Why?"; but I dream things that never were and I say "Why not?"
      -- George Bernard Shaw

  27. Vision: the art of seeing things invisible.
      -- Jonathan Swift

  28. No man that does not see visions will ever realize any high hope or undertake any high enterprise.
      -- Woodrow Wilson

  29. I would give all the wealth of the world, and all the deeds of all the heroes, for one true vision.
      -- Henry David Thoreau

  30. Only eyes washed by tears can see clearly.
      -- Louis L. Mann

  31. The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
      -- Winston Churchill

  32. It is never safe to look into the future with eyes of fear.
      -- Edward H. Harriman


    Voice

  33. Then read from the treasured volume
      The poem of thy choice,
    And lend to the rhyme of the poet
      The beauty of thy voice.
      -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  34. The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.
      -- Jean de La Bruyère

  35. A man's style is his mind's voice. Wooden minds, wooden voices.
      -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  36. It is the still small voice that the soul heeds; not the deafening blasts of doom.
      -- William D. Howells

  37. There is no index so sure as the voice.
      -- Tancred

  38. The human voice is the organ of the soul.
      -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  39. At some glad moment was it nature's choice
    To dower a scrap of sunset with a voice?
      -- Edgar Fawcett


    Vote

  40. We'd all like t' vote fer th' best man, but he's never a candidate.
      -- Kin Hubbard

  41. A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.
      -- O. Henry

  42. Vote for the man who promises least--he'll be the least disappointing.
      -- Bernard M. Baruch

  43. ... the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
      -- Ambrose Bierce

  44. Perhaps America will one day go fascist democratically, by popular vote.
      -- William L. Shirer

  45. Among free men there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet.
      -- Abraham Lincoln

  46. The margin is narrow, but the responsibility is clear.
      -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

  47. In times of stress and strain, people will vote.
      -- Anonymous

  48. Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
      -- George Jean Nathan

  49. Where annual elections end, there slavery begins.
      -- John Quincy Adams

  50. Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.
      -- H. L. Mencken

  51. Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
      -- John Quincy Adams

  52. When a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me.
      -- Harry S. Truman

  53. There can no longer be anyone too poor to vote.
      -- Lyndon Baines Johnson

  54. The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.
      -- Dwight D. Eisenhower

  55. You can milk a cow the wrong way once and still be a farmer, but vote the wrong way on a water tower and you can be in trouble.
      -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

  56. Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.
      -- H.L. Mencken

  57. Half of the American people never read a newspaper.
    Half never voted for President.
    One hopes it is the same half.
      -- Gore Vidal

  58. "I'm so insane, I voted for Eisenhower."
    "Oh yeah, well I'm so insane, I voted for Eisenhower TWICE!"
      -- Ken Kesey from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

  59. Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
      -- George bernard Shaw

  60. Our elections are free - it's in the results where eventually we pay.
      -- Bill Stern

  61. It makes no difference who you vote for - the two parties are really one party representing four percent of the people.
      -- Gore Vidal

  62. No matter who you vote for, the Government always gets in.
      -- Anon.

  63. Vote for the man who promises least. He'll be the least disappointing.
      -- Bernard Baruch (1870-1965)

  64. When he first ran for office, he appealed to the voters: "I never stole anything in my life. All I ask is a chance."
      -- Anon.

  65. Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust.
      -- Grover Cleveland

  66. I always voted at my party's call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all.
      -- -Gilbert & Sullivan, from HMS Pinafore


    Vow

  67. 'Tis not the many oaths that make the truth;
    But the plain single vow, that is vow'd true.
      -- William Shakespeare

  68. A vow is a snare for sin.
      -- Samuel Johnson

  69. It is the purpose that makes strong the vow; But vows to every purpose must not hold.
      -- William Shakespeare

  70. A vow is fixed and unalterable determination to do a thing, when such a determination is related to something noble which can only uplift the man who makes the resolve.
      -- Mahatma Gandhi

  71. We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot.
      -- Abraham Lincoln

  72. Men's vows are women's traitors!
      -- William Shakespeare

  73. Vows made in storms are forgotten in calm.
      -- Thomas Fuller

  74. Hasty resolutions are of the nature of vows, and to be equally avoided.
      -- William Penn

  75. Your capacity to keep your vow will depend on the purity of your life.
      -- Mahatma Gandhi

  76. Personally, I hold that a man, who deliberately and intelligently takes a pledge and then breaks it, forfeits his manhood.
      -- Mahatma Gandhi


    Vulgarity

  77. By vulgarity I mean that vice of civilization which makes man ashamed of himself and his next of kin, and pretend to be somebody else.
      -- Solomon Schechter

  78. A thing is not vulgar merely because it is common
      -- William Nazlitt

  79. Think with the wise, but talk with the vulgar.
      -- Greek Proverb

  80. To endeavor to work upon the vulgar with fine sense is like attempting to hew blocks with a razor.
      -- Alexander Pope

  81. Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of taste.
      -- Cyril Connolly

  82. Vulgarity is more obvious in satin than in homespun.
      -- Nathaniel P. Willis

  83. There are no people who are quite so vulgar as the over-refined.
      -- Mark Twain

  84. Vulgarity is the conduct of other people, just as falsehoods are the truths of other people.
      -- Oscar Wilde

  85. Vulgarity is the rich man's modest contribution to democracy.
      -- Anonymous

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