Best Aggression Quotes Being Aggressive In Life

These aggression quotes will inspire you. Aggression hostile or violent behavior or attitudes toward another; readiness to attack or confront or forceful and sometimes the overly assertive pursuit of one’s aims and interests.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging aggression quotes, aggression sayings, and aggression proverbs.

Famous Aggression Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “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
  3. “To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba
  4. “Aggression only moves in one direction – it creates more aggression.” ~ Margaret J. Wheatley

  5. “Everyone gets frustrated and aggressive, and I’d sooner take my aggression out on a guitar than on a person.” ~ Paul Weller
  6. “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.
  7. “The curse of modern times is the preponderance of male hormones in places where they can do long-term damage. Even if we’re not talking about wars between nations or assaults on nature, there’s still that aggressiveness that keeps us apart from each other and the problems we need to be working on.” ~ Robert James Waller
  8. “At worst, is not this an unjust world, full of nothing but beasts of prey, four-footed or two-footed?” ~ Thomas Carlyle

  9. “Aggression is inherently destructive of relationships. People and ideologies are pitted against each other, believing that in order to survive, they must destroy the opposition.” ~ Margaret J. Wheatley
  10. “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
  11. “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
  12. “Aggression is an effective form of energy when focused on the right direction and shielded from all others.” ~ John Driscoll

  13. “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
  14. “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
  15. “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
  16. “Aggression is simply another name for government.” ~ Benjamin Tucker

  17. “Does our ferocity not derive from the fact that our instincts are all too interested in other people? If we attended more to ourselves and became the center, the object of our murderous inclinations, the sum of our intolerances would diminish.” ~ Emile M. Cioran
  18. “The guys on the stunt team are really fantastic. It’s really funny because for all the aggression they have to display on screen, they’re actually really happy, good-natured people.” ~ Miranda Otto
  19. “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 , Aggression quotes violence
  20. “It was known in the mid-90s already that Saddam Hussein was a dangerous tyrant that he had already launched aggressions against Iran, he had invaded Kuwait.” ~ Douglas J. Feith

  21. “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
  22. “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
  23. “I got problems. I freak out, go to a shrink, go through all kinds of therapy and stuff, but I’m learning how to deal with it. That’s why I’ve chosen one hour a night to get all of my aggressions out. to really tell the world the way I feel.” ~ Jonathan Davis
  24. “Aggression, the writer’s main source of energy.” ~ Ted Solotaroff

  25. “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
  26. “We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace.” ~ George W. Bush
  27. “Comedy is a socially acceptable form of hostility and aggression. That is what comics do, stand the world upside down.” ~ George Carlin
  28. “Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease.” ~ Jimmy Carter

  29. “History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  30. “Aggression is the most common behavior used by many organizations, a nearly invisible medium that influences all decisions and actions.” ~ Margaret J. Wheatley
  31. “In the tropics the white feels weakened, or downright weak, whence comes the heightened tendency to outbursts of aggression. People who are polite, modest or even humble in Europe fall easily into a rage here, get into fights, destroy other people. . .” ~ Ryszard Kapuscinski
  32. “This aggression will not stand” ~ George H. W. Bush

  33. “It is not a matter of wishing success to the victim of aggression, but of sharing his fate; one must accompany him to his death or to victory” ~ Che Guevara
  34. “When we can lay down our fear and anger and choose responses other than aggression, we create the conditions for bringing out the best in us humans.” ~ Margaret J. Wheatley
  35. “The men who are to protect the community against violent aggression easily turn into the most dangerous aggressors. They transgress their mandate. They misuse their power for the oppression of those whom they were expected to defend against oppression. The main political problem is how to prevent the police power from becoming tyrannical. This is the meaning of all the struggles for liberty.” ~ Ludwig von Mises
  36. “The U.S. victory in Gulf War was a stirring victory for the forces of aggression.” ~ Dan Quayle

  37. “I would lay down my life to defend any one of the States from aggression, which endangered peace or threatened its institutions. I could do more for the union, but I wish to do more; for the destruction of the union would be the destruction of all the States. A stab in the heart is worse then a cut in a limb, for this may be healed.” ~ Sam Houston
  38. “Attack is the reaction. I never think I have hit hard unless it rebounds.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  39. “Male aggression and lust are the energizing factors in culture. They are men’s tools of survival in the pagan vastness of female nature.” ~ Camille Paglia
  40. “Success only feeds the appetite of aggression.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson

  41. “I take up the standpoint that the tendency to aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man, and I come back now to the statement that it constitutes the most powerful obstacle to culture.” ~ Sigmund Freud
  42. “Our capacity to retaliate must be, and is, massive in order to deter all forms of aggression” ~ John Foster Dulles
  43. “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 , Aggression quotes fear
  44. “No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another, and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  45. “We can only win by giving everything and being ready to defeat the adversary with fiery aggression.” ~ Jurgen Klinsmann
  46. “Aggression which is flagitious when committed by one is not sanctioned when committed by a host.” ~ Herbert Spencer
  47. “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
  48. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels.” ~ Maya Angelou

  49. “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
  50. “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
  51. “A society that presumes a norm of violence and celebrates aggression, whether in the subway, on the football field, or in the conduct of its business, cannot help making celebrities of the people who would destroy it.” ~ Lewis H. Lapham
  52. “The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.” ~ Alfred Adler

  53. “I think when there’s enough will and aggression, there’s no shortage of talent either.” ~ Jurgen Klinsmann
  54. “To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood.” ~ George Santayana
  55. “Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive.” ~ Margaret Mead
  56. “The will to survive is not as important as the will to prevail… the answer to criminal aggression is retaliation.” ~ Jeff Cooper

  57. “Communism which feeds on aggression, hatred, and the imprisonment of men’s minds and souls shall not take root in the United States.” ~ Emanuel Celler
  58. “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
  59. “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
  60. “By abolishing private property one deprives the human love of aggression.” ~ Sigmund Freud

  61. “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
  62. “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
  63. “The extent to which human aggression exemplifies innate tendencies is not clear.” ~ B. F. Skinner

  64. “Madison Avenue is a very powerful aggression against private consciousness. A demand that you yield your private consciousness to public manipulation.” ~ Marshall McLuhan
  65. “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

Aggression is a forceful action or procedure (such as an unprovoked attack), especially when intended to dominate or master.

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