Top 65 Aggression Quotes

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“I’m not going to appeal to violence or aggression – of course not.”

― Alexei Navalny

“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

“Since the end of the Cold War, Soviet aggression had been replaced by a number of particularly venomous threats, from Timothy McVeigh to Osama bin Laden.”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

“The rules of engagement have become so rigid that governments often straightjacket themselves in the face of unambiguous aggression.”

― Benjamin Netanyahu

“Aggression is simply another name for government.”

― Benjamin Tucker

“But which is the State’s essential function, aggression or defence, few seem to know or care.”

― Benjamin Tucker

“Saddam is a familiar dictatorial aggressor, with traditional goals for his aggression.”

― Brent Scowcroft

“What many teachers observe as violent behavior is often really just playful aggression.”

― Brian Sutton-Smith

“War of aggression, war which does not imply defense of one’s country, is a collective crime.”

― Carlos Saavedra Lamas

“Aggression at a time when the economy was growing at substantial rates and the retail lending as an industry was growing at a substantial rate was an appropriate aggression. Caution at a time when the economic environment is so uncertain is an appropriate caution.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“Since the Korean War, U.S. and South Korea have established an enduring friendship with shared interests, such as denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, combating aggression abroad and developing our economies.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“When you’re younger, you have a lot more aggression.”

― Chino Moreno

“I have a lot of aggression in me that needs to come out in a not-very-precise or articulate way.”

― Christina Aguilera

“New Zealanders have conventions and pleasantries, but we are direct. We are encouraged to be transparent with our behavior and not to employ passive aggression.”

― Daniel Gillies

“I grew up as a boy with aggression.”

― Don McCullin

“I was the biggest Public Enemy fan – I think it’s what inspired the aggression of N.W.A. We just took a different route lyrically.”

― Dr. Dre

“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

“The emotions in a song – the anger, aggression – have got to be legitimate.”

― Eminem

“We all seem to be about aggression and greed. It’s a massive pressure that affects us all.”

― Eric Cantona

“Libraries are filled with stories on generations of brutal men, trapped in a cycle of aggression. I wanted to write about the violence of women.”

― Gillian Flynn

“Provision must be made for the extension of speedy and effective assistance when any African State is threatened with military aggression. We cannot rely solely on international morality.”

― Haile Selassie

“Historically, aggression unanswered has led to more aggression.”

― Jack Keane

“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

“What Brad Bushman did is in 2010 he ran what’s called a meta-analysis, which is an analysis that looks at a whole bunch of different studies. They concluded that, yes, there is a link between violent video games and aggression.”

― Jason Schreier

“I think that there have been a lot of fear-based assertions that feminism is about aggression, and that is incorrect and untrue. Feminism is about equality; that’s what it’s about.”

― Jenny Slate

“Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease.”

― Jimmy Carter

“Boxing definitely has a part to play in taking away unwanted aggression.”

― Joe Calzaghe

“It’s easier to play aggression and malevolence onscreen, often, than to hit softer notes.”

― Joel Edgerton

“Since its first day as a nation, Israel has lived under a cloud of aggression from militant extremists and hostile neighboring governments.”

― John Boehner

“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

“Our capacity to retaliate must be, and is, massive in order to deter all forms of aggression.”

― John Foster Dulles

“What is most troubling about Mr. Putin’s aggression in Crimea is that it reflects a growing disregard for America’s credibility in the world. That has emboldened other aggressive actors – from Chinese nationalists to Al Qaeda terrorists and Iranian theocrats.”

― John McCain

“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

“I can tell stories to other actors about the level of aggression on stage in the ’70s between actors – it was unbelievable.”

― Jonathan Pryce

“In the past, Japan through its colonial rule and aggression caused tremendous damage and suffering for the people of many countries, particularly those of Asian nations.”

― Junichiro Koizumi

“There is indeed the possibility that the evolutionary process has, in gray antiquity, bred into us an excess of aggression.”

― Konrad Lorenz

“When somebody takes a child from their native culture, that is in itself an act of aggression.”

― Lemn Sissay

“Wars of aggression are popular nowadays with those nations convinced that only victory and conquest could improve their material well-being.”

― Ludwig von Mises

“Aggression has proven to get people in trouble, in many ways, with the champions.”

― Luke Rockhold

“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

“These days, our senses are bombarded with aggression. We are constantly confronted with global images of unending, escalating war and violence.”

― Margaret J. Wheatley

“Aggression only moves in one direction – it creates more aggression.”

― Margaret J. Wheatley

“Aggression is the most common behavior used by many organizations, a nearly invisible medium that influences all decisions and actions.”

― Margaret J. Wheatley

“The surest way to deter adversary aggression is to fully prepare for war.”

― Mark Esper

“Madison Avenue is a very powerful aggression against private consciousness. A demand that you yield your private consciousness to public manipulation.”

― Marshall McLuhan

“I’m bad on passive aggression. I know that.”

― Mel Giedroyc

“In ‘The Insider,’ I had violence – lethal, life-taking aggression – all happening psychologically, all with people talking to other people.”

― Michael Mann

“Iran is not interested in a war. Iran is capable of defending itself and teaching a very harsh lesson to anybody who commits aggression against Iran, but we’re not interested.”

― Mohammad Javad Zarif

“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.”

― Montesquieu

“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

“Some Muslim students experience secularism as an act of aggression.”

― Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

“The Vietnamese see their history as an unending series of struggles of resistance to aggression, by the Chinese, the Mongols, the Japanese, the French, and now the Americans.”

― Noam Chomsky

“The list of U.S. vetoes at the Security Council to protect Israeli aggression and occupation is huge.”

― Noam Chomsky

“If the North Korean Communists provoke another war, we must immediately deter it and give them a decisive counterattack at the initial place of aggression.”

― Park Chung-hee

“I have repeatedly emphasized that the Communists in North Korea appear to have set 1975 as the year of aggression against the South.”

― Park Chung-hee

“The malaise and military decline of the post-Vietnam years under President Jimmy Carter set the stage for Russian aggression abroad and uncertainty among our allies.”

― Paul Cook

“Everyone gets frustrated and aggressive, and I’d sooner take my aggression out on a guitar than on a person.”

― Paul Weller

“Ideas for my first experiments in human aggression came from discussions we had in a research seminar about William Golding’s ‘Lord of the Flies.’”

― Philip Zimbardo

“What’s so useful about the British culture of politeness is the level of passive aggression is really fun to write.”

― Phoebe Waller-Bridge

“Our aggression is a deep instinct which survives in all kinds of manifestations in modern man.”

― Robert Winston

“I’m a loud person; I love noise and aggression. I crave contact.”

― Shirley Manson

“Karan Thapar is aggression personified.”

― Smriti Irani

“What problem does Pan-Asianism attempt to solve? The problem is how to terminate the sufferings of the Asiatic peoples and how to resist the aggression of the powerful European countries. In a word, Pan-Asianism represents the cause of the oppressed Asiatic peoples.”

― Sun Yat-sen

“Russia has had very aggressive military exercises. They’ve practiced mock nuclear attacks on Warsaw. Russian bombers practiced attacking strategic military targets in Sweden. The military aggression gets everybody nervous.”

― Toomas Hendrik Ilves

“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
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