Quotes of Assault

“ You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that's assault, not leadership. ”

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

“ The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth. ”

- Alfred Adler

“ An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. ”

- Charlotte Bronte

“ We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression. ”

- Ronald Reagan

“ The great thing about Glasgow is that if there's a nuclear attack it'll look exactly the same afterwards. ”

- Billy Connolly

“ We're going to have a... no-tolerance approach toward violations. ”

- Robert White

“ Barbarian invasions would be superfluous: we are our own Huns. ”

- Bertrand de Jouvenal

“ Any aggression against our foreign guests represents a challenge to the rule of law and we will not permit it. ”

- Mahmoud Abbas

“ Comedy is a socially acceptable form of hostility and aggression. That is what comics do, stand the world upside down. ”

- George Carlin

“ To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury in the Art of Peace. ”

- Morihei Ueshiba

“ There can be no peace of mind in love, since the advantage one has secured is never anything but a fresh starting-point for further desires. ”

- Marcel Proust

“ The will to survive is not as important as the will to prevail... the answer to criminal aggression is retaliation. ”

- Jeff Cooper

“ After the course of the aggression 11 years ago, backed up by a continuous aggression till this day, our people will not be taken by surprise. ”

- Saddam Hussein

“ The triangle is a foundation to an offense. ”

- Bill Cartwright

“ In the United States Christmas has become the rape of an idea. ”

- Richard Bach

“ Racial discrimination does not always violate public policy. ”

- Trent Lott

“ One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered. ”

- Michael J. Fox

“ Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking. ”

- John Maynard Keynes

“ I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works. An assault upon a town is a bad thing; but starving it is still worse. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ Indecent assault? What is that all about? Don't they know who I am? I would expect to face something a bit more criminal than indecent assault. ”

- John Leslie

“ Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease. ”

- Jimmy Carter

“ From pacifist to terrorist, each person condemns violence - and then adds one cherished case in which it may be justified. ”

- Gloria Steinem

“ Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall. ”

- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“ Rage, rage against the dying of the light. ”

- Dylan Thomas

“ Sin is the dare of God's justice, the rape of His mercy, the jeer of His patience, the slight of His power, and the contempt of His love. ”

- John Bunyan

“ Aggression is the first step on the slippery slope to selfishness and chaos. ”

- Anne Campbell

“ Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure. ”

- Abraham Lincoln

“ I wouldn't use physical violence even if I could, because one of my romantic ideas is that physical violence is beneath the dignity of a man, and that whatever you get by physical aggression costs more than it is worth. ”

- Rex Stout

“ There is something very intriguing about, for example, the sense of accomplishment that a small child has, which you might be able to reduce to aggression and libido, but which might also have some independent existence. ”

- Peter Gay
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