Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
No matter what someone else has done, it still matters how we treat people. It matters to our humanity that we treat offenders according to standards that we recognize as just. Justice is not revenge — it's deciding for a solution that is oriented towards peace, peace being the harder but more human way of reacting to injury. That is the very basis of the idea of rights.
Peace is a resistance to the terrible satisfactions of war.
"I wish your revolt well, my friend," said Bakhtin, "but beware that you don't end up merely repeating the same old story. The state abhors only one thing in the end, and that's the sound of laughter. Violence it can understand."
Violence is man re-creating himself.
Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst.
The most heterogeneous ideas are yoked by violence together.
... violence is the whole essence of authoritarianism, just as the repudiation of violence is the whole essence of anarchism.