Quotations on Aggression

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We have nothing in our history or position to invite aggression; we have everything to beckon us to the cultivation of relations of peace and amity with all nations.
- Franklin P. Adams
(Keywords: History, Peace, Aggression, Nations, Nothing)

The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Truth, Lie, Aggression, Murder)

I wanted to be a neurologist. That seemed to be the most difficult, most intriguing, and the most important aspect of medicine, which had links with psychology, aggression, behavior, and human affairs.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: Aggression, Behavior, Medicine, Psychology)

Since its first day as a nation, Israel has lived under a cloud of aggression from militant extremists and hostile neighboring governments.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Aggression, Day, First, Israel, Nation)

Most recently, terrorist forces have captured Israeli soldiers and fired rockets into Israeli cities - both unprovoked. These acts of aggression deserve the rapid and decisive response they received.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Aggression, Cities, Soldiers)

We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Peace, Aggression, Dictators, Nations, Quick)

Most of the victims of Nazi aggression were before the war less well off than Germany. They should not be expected by Germany to bear, unaided, the major costs of Nazi aggression.
- James F. Byrnes
(Keywords: War, Aggression, Germany, Victims)

I think being mean to people in high school is healthy. It's sort of like you're in this situation with all these other kids and sometimes you need to get your aggression out. And if you'd had people be mean to you before, it really does build character.
- Lizzy Caplan
(Keywords: People, Character, Aggression, Being, Kids, School)

Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: Aggression, Disease)

Communism feeds on aggression, hatred, and the imprisonment of men's minds and souls. This shall not take root in the United States.
- Emanuel Celler
(Keywords: Men, Aggression, Communism, Hatred, Imprisonment, states, United)

The will to survive is not as important as the will to prevail... the answer to criminal aggression is retaliation.
- Jeff Cooper
(Keywords: Aggression, Will)

India has indeed a great and free future before her, in which she can make her special contribution to the well-being of mankind. The first and indispensable part of that contribution is to work with the United Nations for the defeat of fascism and of brutal aggression.
- Stafford Cripps
(Keywords: Work, Aggression, Defeat, Fascism, First, Future, Mankind, Nations, United)

My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.
- Bette Davis
(Keywords: Purpose, Aggression, Today)

Our capacity to retaliate must be, and is, massive in order to deter all forms of aggression.
- John Foster Dulles
(Keywords: Aggression, Order)

Perhaps the strongest evidence that women have as broad and deep a capacity for physical aggression as men is anecdotal. And as with men, this capacity has expressed itself in acts from the brave to the brutal, the selfless to the senseless.
- Katherine Dunn
(Keywords: Men, Women, Aggression, Deep)

In our struggle to restrain the violence and contain the damage, we tend to forget that the human capacity for aggression is more than a monstrous defect, that it is also a crucial survival tool.
- Katherine Dunn
(Keywords: Survival, Aggression, Forget, Struggle, Violence)

The tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man... it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture.
- Sigmund Freud
(Keywords: Aggression, Culture, Man)

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
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Aggression, Example, Existence, Sense)

In the different voice of women lies the truth of an ethic of care, the tie between relationship and responsibility, and the origins of aggression in the failure of connection.
- Carol Gilligan
(Keywords: Women, Truth, Failure, Aggression, Care, Connection, Lies, Responsibility, Voice)

I'm glad I have an outlet. I don't think I would put my aggression elsewhere, but working on the projects I have worked on, you tend to benefit personally from trying to wrap your head around the way other people look at the world.
- Ryan Gosling
(Keywords: People, Aggression, Projects, Trying, World)

At a time when unbridled greed, malignant aggression, and existence of weapons of mass destruction threatens the survival of humanity, we should seriously consider any avenue that offers some hope.
- Stanislav Grof
(Keywords: Time, Hope, Survival, Aggression, Destruction, Existence, Greed, Humanity, Weapons)

In the history of the treatment of depression, there was the dunking stool, purging of the bowels of black bile, hoses, attempts to shock the patient. All of these represent hatred or aggression towards what depression represents in the patient.
- James Hillman
(Keywords: History, Aggression, Depression, Hatred, Treatment)

In the case of Iraq, notwithstanding the violence there at the moment, the very fact that a hideous regime - responsible for genocide, for the use of chemical and biological weapons, aggression against two neighbors - has been removed in itself is a positive development.
- Jose Ramos Horta
(Keywords: Development, Positive, Aggression, Fact, Genocide, Iraq, Neighbors, Violence, Weapons)

There was a very convincing argument made that the extremists have won and the aggression is now supported by the majority, therefore fighting until surrender was the only alternative.
- Joichi Ito
(Keywords: Aggression, Argument, Fighting, Majority, Now, Surrender)

We must have our say, not through violence, aggression or fear. We must speak out calmly and forcefully. We shall only be able to enter the new world era if we agree to engage in dialogue with the other side.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Keywords: Fear, Aggression, Violence, World)

Our numbers have increased in Vietnam because the aggression of others has increased in Vietnam. There is not, and there will not be, a mindless escalation.
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Keywords: Aggression, Numbers, Vietnam, Will)

Our purpose in Vietnam is to prevent the success of aggression. It is not conquest, it is not empire, it is not foreign bases, it is not domination. It is, simply put, just to prevent the forceful conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam.
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Keywords: Success, Purpose, Aggression, Conquest, Vietnam)

All it takes is a single act of aggression to permanently wound a nation's reputation.
- Ramman Kenoun
(Keywords: Act, Aggression, Nation, Reputation)

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Keywords: Love, Aggression, Conflict, Man, Revenge)

We can only win by giving everything and being ready to defeat the adversary with fiery aggression.
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Keywords: Aggression, Being, Defeat, Giving)

I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Keywords: Talent, Aggression, Will)

Time and again we see leaders and members of religions incite aggression, fanaticism, hate, and xenophobia - even inspire and legitimate violent and bloody conflicts.
- Hans Kung
(Keywords: Time, Aggression, Fanaticism, Hate, Leaders, Xenophobia)

Men have looked upon the desert as barren land, the free holding of whoever chose; but in fact each hill and valley in it had a man who was its acknowledged owner and would quickly assert the right of his family or clan to it, against aggression.
- T. E. Lawrence
(Keywords: Family, Men, Aggression, Fact, Land, Man, Right)

My solution to the problem would be to tell the North Vietnamese Communists frankly that they've got to drawn in their horns and stop their aggression or we're going to bomb them into the stone age.
- Curtis Lemay
(Keywords: Age, Aggression, Solution)

For to be poised against fatality, to meet adverse conditions gracefully, is more than simple endurance; it is an act of aggression, a positive triumph.
- Thomas Mann
(Keywords: Positive, Act, Aggression, Endurance)

Madison Avenue is a very powerful aggression against private consciousness. A demand that you yield your private consciousness to public manipulation.
- Marshall McLuhan
(Keywords: Aggression, Consciousness, Manipulation, Public, Yield)

The Vietnamese people deeply love independence, freedom and peace. But in the face of United States aggression they have risen up, united as one man.
- Ho Chi Minh
(Keywords: Love, Peace, People, Aggression, Freedom, Independence, Man, states, United)

Wars of aggression are popular nowadays with those nations convinced that only victory and conquest could improve their material well-being.
- Ludwig von Mises
(Keywords: Victory, Aggression, Conquest, Nations, Popular)

There are historic situations in which refusal to defend the inheritance of a civilization, however imperfect, against tyranny and aggression may result in consequences even worse than war.
- Reinhold Niebuhr
(Keywords: War, Civilization, Aggression, Consequences, Inheritance, May, Result, Tyranny)

Since the end of the Cold War, Soviet aggression had been replaced by a number of particularly venomous threats, from Timothy McVeigh to Osama bin Laden.
- Barbara Olson
(Keywords: War, Aggression, End, Osama bin laden)

How a society channels male aggression is one of the greatest questions as to whether that society will survive. That's why I am not against violence in the media, I am against the glorification of immoral violence.
- Dennis Prager
(Keywords: Society, Aggression, Media, Questions, Violence, Will)

Only the change on the international scene, the crisis in the gulf, and the strong, firm position of the United States against aggression between two Arab countries created realities that led to the Madrid Peace Conference.
- Yitzhak Rabin
(Keywords: Change, Peace, Aggression, Countries, Crisis, states, United)

Mystery is gone to the certainty of technological principles. So the real terror, the real aggression against life comes in the form of the pursuit of our technological happiness.
- Godfrey Reggio
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Aggression, Certainty, Mystery, Principles, Pursuit, Terror)

My aggression out there is my weapon. I think it's more letting them know that I'm not going to let them get away with something, and I'm not just going to kind of poke it back and be content to stay in rallies.
- Andy Roddick
(Keywords: Aggression, Content)

In the first place, when there is a policy of intentional aggression, inspired by a desire to get possession of the territory or the trade of another country, right or wrong, a pretext is always sought.
- Elihu Root
(Keywords: Policy, Aggression, Country, Desire, First, Possession, Right, Trade, Wrong)

There are only two cases in which war is just: first, in order to resist the aggression of an enemy, and second, in order to help an ally who has been attacked.
- Charles de Secondat
(Keywords: War, Aggression, Enemy, First, Help, Order)

Israel would not do that, both because we cannot afford to be accused by the world of aggression and because we cannot, for security and social reasons, absorb in our midst a substantial Arab population.
- Moshe Sharett
(Keywords: Aggression, Israel, Population, Security, World)

If Pakistan has any ideas of annexing any part of our territories by force, she should think afresh. I want to state categorically that force will be met with force and aggression against us will never be allowed to succeed.
- Lal Bahadur Shastri
(Keywords: Ideas, Aggression, Force, State, Succeed, Want, Will)

Aggression, the writer's main source of energy.
- Ted Solotaroff
(Keywords: Aggression, Energy, Writer)

Xenophobia manifests itself especially against civilizations and cultures that are weak because they lack economic resources, means of subsistence or land. So nomadic people are the first targets of this kind of aggression.
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Keywords: People, Aggression, First, Land, Xenophobia)



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