And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust for ever.
Isaiah 32:17, RSV
A violent person always stands to lose, even though he may win the first battle, for he ends up isolated and hedged around by his lack of understanding.
Furrow, No 867, by St Josemaría Escrivá(1902-1975)
Nonviolence is not an end in itself; it is a means. The end purpose is life with justice, the beginnings, the ‘already but not yet’ of the Kingdom of God. It is precisely this lack of justice that lays the basis for violence. If we want to remove violence we must first remove injustice.
Island of Tears, Island of Hope, Chapter 6, by Fr Niall O’Brien