Ultimate 100+ Domestic Violence Inspirational Quotes

Domestic Violence Inspirational Quotes | More than one in three women (and one in four men) will experience emotional, physical, or sexual abuse by a partner in their lifetime. It’s not just a statistic–domestic violence is a present reality for many people.

In an effort to raise awareness and help victims heal from this pervasive issue, we have compiled some great inspirational quotes from survivors of domestic violence that show the ways in which they’ve been able to survive and thrive.

Domestic violence is a serious problem in many countries. One in four women experience domestic violence in their lifetime, and about 95% of these cases involve female victims.

Anyone who has been the victim of domestic violence knows how difficult and life-altering it is. It’s easy to feel like you’re not enough, and that there is no hope for your future.

Domestic violence can leave a person feeling hopeless and without self worth. You may feel like it’s pointless to fight back or try to change things. However, that’s simply not true.

There are ways to end this cycle, which is why we wanted to share these 100+ inspirational quotes about domestic violence. We hope they help you find your strength again.


Domestic Violence Quotes


“The violence and obscenity are left unadulterated, as manifestation of the mystery and pain which ever accompanies the act of creation.”

– Anais Nin


“There is so much history of this racist violence that simply to bring one person to justice is not going to disturb the whole racist edifice.”

–  Angela Davis


“Comparison is an act of violence against the self.”

– Iyanla Vanzant


“Violence is the language of the unheard.”

– Martin Luther King III


“Violence is always the last option, but if that time comes, it is the ONLY option.”

– John Gilmour


“Birth is violent, and out of that violence is our only chance of rebirth.”

– Nick Nolte


“Nonviolence is a flop. The only bigger flop is violence.”

– Joan Baez


“Democracy don’t rule the world, You’d better get that in your head; This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that’s better left unsaid.”

– Bob Dylan


“Poverty is the worst form of violence.”

– Mahatma Gandhi


“Violence is violence. Trauma is trauma. And we are taught to downplay it, even think about it as child’s play.”

– Tarana Burke


“This is the ultimate weakness of violence: It multiplies evil and violence in the universe. It doesn’t solve any problems.”

– Martin Luther King


“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.”

– Albert Einstein


“The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime.”

– Max Stirner


“Instead of a man of peace and love, I have become a man of violence and revenge.”

– Hiawatha


“Great anger and violence can never build a nation.”

– Nelson Mandela


“Peace cannot be achieved through violence; it can only be attained through understanding.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


Domestic Violence Awareness Quotes


“We realize that, at any given moment, we can behave with either violence or compassion, depending on the strength of these seeds within us.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh


“Violence is a dark contrast to what so many of us still believe in – love.”

– Robi Ludwig


“The world’s a poor standard. any society which is free of hunger and violence looks bright against that background.”

– B. F. Skinner


“Violence never brings permanent peace. It solves no social problem: it merely creates new and more complicated ones.”

– Barack Obama


“We may never understand what leads anybody to terrorize their fellow human beings. Such violence, such evil is senseless. It’s beyond reason.”

–  Barack Obama


“No religion is responsible for terrorism. People are responsible for violence and terrorism.

– Barack Obama


“There’s sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic, violent father. He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.”

– Dean Koontz


“Violence is its own anesthetist. The numbness it induces feels very much like calm.”

–  Barbara Grizzuti Harrison


“All violence is the illustration of a pathetic stereotype,”

– Barbara Kruger


“People aren’t for hitting.”

– Barbara Mikulski


“Violence doesn’t equal strength.”

– Becca Fitzpatrick


“This calls for a very special blend of psychology and extreme violence.”

– Ben Elton


“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


“Violence is my last option.”

– Chuck Norris


“Non violence is not a thing that comes easily. You have to learn how to be non-violent”

– Betty Williams


“Violence existed before our music was even suggested.”

– Big Pun


“Violence won’t solve a thing. It makes it more challenging to solve, though.”

– Bill Cosby


“Television is full of fictional and real violence that’s turned into entertainment.”

– Bill James


Domestic Violence Inspirational Quotes


“There’s an incredible fascination for that and that goes with violence and everything else in pictures.”

– Bo Derek


“In violence, we forget who we are.”

– Mary McCarthy


“Wrestling is ballet with violence.”

– Jesse Ventura


“Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.”

– Arthur Conan Doyle


“Glorifying violence is terrible. Simulating sex is nothing – it’s something so impersonal really.”

– Bo Derek


“Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years’ worth of education.”

– Julian Bond


“Auschwitz stands as a tragic reminder of the terrible potential man has for violence and inhumanity.”

– Billy Graham


“Take away the violence and who will hear the men of peace?”

– Lorraine Hansberry


“Very few police officers are ever held accountable for even the most egregious shootings and acts of violence.”

– Shaun King


“My opinion is that protesting, there’s no problem with it, as long as it is peaceful without violence, without vandalism.”

– Neymar


“People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.”

– Don DeLillo


“A person is born with feelings of envy and hate. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to violence and crime, and any sense of loyalty and good faith will be abandoned.”

– Xun Kuang


“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.”

– Gandhi


“Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict – alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.”

– Dorothy Thompson


“Violence is a tool of the ignorant.”

– Flip Wilson


“Gentleness does more than violence.”

– French Proverb


Inspirational Domestic Violence Quotes


“Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.”

– Matthew 26:52


“Abuse, regardless of how it manifests itself, will destroy the trust and, in the end, can destroy the relationship.”

– Dr. Ramona Probasco


“Violence is not merely killing another. It is violence when we use a sharp word, when we make a gesture to brush away a person, when we obey because there is fear.” –

Jiddu Krishnamurti


“Hungry people cannot be good at learning or producing anything, except perhaps violence.”

– Pearl Bailey


“Anyone who can give us some pointers on practicing nonviolence more safely and effectively is doing humankind a service.”

– Ann Wright


“Violence is one of the most fun things to watch.”

– Quentin Tarantino


“You can’t reason with gang violence: you can’t talk to it, sit it at the table, and negotiate with it.”

– Greg Boyle


“Revenge and retaliation always perpetuate the cycle of anger, fear and violence.”

– Coretta Scott King


“For thugs from the ghetto, violence is a way of life – it’s what helps you survive.”

– Suge Knight


“Revenge only engenders violence, not clarity and true peace. I think liberation must come from within.”

– Sandra Cisneros


“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.”

– Isaac Asimov


“Intimidation, harassment and violence have no place in a democracy.”

– Mo Ibrahim


“Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control.”

– Steven Pinker


“Those who ‘abjure’ violence can do so only because others are committing violence on their behalf.”

George Orwell


“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”

– George Orwell


Quotes About Violence


“Freedom of speech should be wide open as long as it doesn’t incite violence.”

– Mike Leach


“Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.”

– George Will


“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.”

– Hunter S. Thompson


“Propaganda is to a democracy what violence is to a dictatorship.”

– William Blum


“To not have your suffering recognized is an almost unbearable form of violence.”

– Andrei Lankov


“Violence is not more efficient than non-violence.”

– Andrew Young


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