65 Genocide Quotes : Genocide Sayings In Life

These genocide quotes will inspire you. Genocide, in the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group.

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

Best Genocide Quotes

  1. “I say to all those leaders, do not look the other way. Do not hesitate… It is within your power to avoid a genocide of humanity.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  2. “Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.” ~ Andrea Dworkin
  3. “As much as the world has an instinct for evil and is a breeding ground for genocide, holocaust, slavery, racism, war, oppression, and injustice, the world has an even greater instinct for goodness, rebirth, mercy, beauty, truth, freedom and love.” ~ Desmond Tutu
  4. “A destruction, an annihilation that only man can provoke, only man can prevent.” ~ Elie Wiesel

  5. “There aren’t just bad people that commit genocide; we are all capable of it. It’s our evolutionary history.” ~ James Lovelock
  6. “You have to understand what caused genocide to happen. Or it will happen again.” ~ Tim Walz
  7. “We can make a difference. We can save lives. We can stop the genocide.” ~ Kendrick Meek
  8. “You will be judged in years to come by how you responded to genocide on your watch.” ~ Nicholas D. Kristof

  9. “The Bible is one of the most genocidal books in history.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  10. “Historically, the most terrible things – war, genocide, and slavery – have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.” ~ Howard Zinn
  11. “An ideology that divides the world into those who are worth more and those who are worth less, into superior and inferior beings, does not have to reach the dimensions of the German genocide to be wrong.” ~ Amira Hass
  12. “What connects two thousand years of genocide? Too much power in too few hands.” ~ Simon Wiesenthal

  13. “Any time you find the government involved in a conspiracy to violate the citizenship or the civil rights of a people, then you are wasting your time going to that government expecting redress. Instead, you have to take that government to the World Court and accuse it of genocide and all of the other crimes that it is guilty of today.” ~ Malcolm X
  14. “‘Never again’ is the rallying cry for all who believe that mankind must speak out against genocide.” ~ Jon Corzine
  15. “It was always so important to my dad for us to understand about the Genocide and to know about our family history.” ~ Kim Kardashian
  16. “A process of genocide is being carried out before the eyes of the world.” ~ Pope John Paul II

  17. “So let us call genocide, genocide. Let us not minimize the deliberate murder of 1.5 million people. Let us have a moral victory that can shine as a light to all nations.” ~ Adam Schiff
  18. “When I go around in America and I see the bulk of the white people, they do not feel oppressed; they feel powerless… and we understand the psychological genocide that they have already inflicted upon their own people.” ~ John Trudell
  19. “A genocide in Africa has not received the same attention that genocide in Europe or genocide in Turkey or genocide in other part of the world. There is still this kind of basic discrimination against the African people and the African problems.” ~ Boutros Boutros-Ghali
  20. “Like the genocide of the Armenians before it, and the genocide of the Cambodians which followed it … the lessons of the Holocaust must never be forgotten.” ~ Ronald Reagan

  21. “Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. … We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or to feel remorse for this shameful episode.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  22. “Our strength lies in our intensive attacks and our barbarity…After all, who today remembers the genocide of the Armenians?” ~ Adolf Hitler
  23. “When I was very young, biology, the diversity of life, was one of my main interests. I know there’s this image people have that I’m this spoiled, cocky punk of an actor. Honestly, that’s not who I am. I really care that so many species have been wiped out, like the genocide of entire races. I believe in the divine right of all species to survive on this planet. So I decided I want to be active as an environmentalist. I learned. I asked experts. I got active.” ~ Leonardo DiCaprio , Genocide quotes life
  24. “Governments are mandated by international law to protect people from genocide.” ~ Bianca Jagger

  25. “You can talk about Holocaust denial, but it’s really marginal for the most part. What is compelling about the Armenian genocide, is how it has been forgotten.” ~ Atom Egoyan
  26. “The 20th century taught us how far unbridled evil can and will go when the world fails to confront it. It is time that we heed the lessons of the 20th century and stand up to these murderers. It is time that we end genocide in the 21st century.” ~ Allyson Schwartz
  27. “We study the injustices of history for the same reason that we study genocide, and for the same reason that psychologists study the minds of murderers and rapists… to understand how those evil things came about.” ~ Jared Diamond
  28. “It’s time to recognize the Armenian Genocide.” ~ Kim Kardashian

  29. “Hitler was a vegetarian. Just goes to show, vegetarianism, not always a good thing. Can in some extreme cases lead to genocide.” ~ Bill Bailey
  30. “But history does matter. There is a line connecting the Armenians and the Jews and the Cambodians and the Bosnians and the Rwandans. There are obviously more, but, really, how much genocide can one sentence handle?” ~ Chris Bohjalian
  31. “… the Armenian massacre was the greatest crime of the war, and the failure to act against Turkey is to condone it … the failure to deal radically with the Turkish horror means that all talk of guaranteeing the future peace of the world is mischievous nonsense.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  32. “The legacy of the Armenian Genocide is woven into the fabric of America.” ~ Adam Schiff

  33. “Some argue that recognition of the genocide has become even more problematic now, when the world is at war with terrorism and the United States cannot afford to offend the sensibility of our Turkish ally.” ~ Adam Schiff
  34. “We were not realizing that, with just a machete, you can do a genocide.” ~ Boutros Boutros-Ghali
  35. “The goal of abolishing the white race is on its face so desirable that some may find it hard to believe that it could incur any opposition other than from committed white supremacists… Keep bashing the dead white males, and the live ones, and the females too, until the social construct known as ‘the white race’ is destroyed – not ‘deconstructed’ but destroyed.” ~ Noel Ignatiev
  36. “The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color. The government lied.” ~ Jeremiah Wright

  37. “I believe the only time when we can call for intervention is when there is an ongoing genocide.” ~ Bianca Jagger
  38. “Is it the duty of every good revolutionary to kill every newborn White baby?” ~ Jose Angel Gutierrez
  39. “The United Nations was founded in the aftermath of World War II, just as the world was beginning to learn the full horrors of history’s worst genocide, the Holocaust that consumed 6 million Jews and 3 million others in Europe.” ~ Linda Chavez
  40. “I am ashamed of my nation.” ~ Djemal Pasha

  41. “The last chapter in any successful genocide is the one in which the oppressor can remove their hands and say, ‘My God, what are these people doing to themselves? They’re killing each other. They’re killing themselves while we watch them die.’ This is how we came to own these United States. This is the legacy of manifest destiny.” ~ Aaron Huey
  42. “Can postmodernism hold the perpetrators of genocide accountable?” ~ Catharine MacKinnon
  43. “I have issued the command, and I’ll have anybody who utters but one word of criticism executed by a firing squad, that our war aim does not consist in reaching certain lines but in the physical destruction of the enemy. Accordingly, I have placed my death’s-head formation in readiness, for the present only in the East, with orders to them to send to death mercilessly and without compassion, men, women, and children of Polish derivation and language. Only thus shall we gain the living space which we need. Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” ~ Adolf Hitler
  44. “We must win in Iraq. If we withdraw, there will be chaos, there will be genocide, and they will follow us home.” ~ John McCain

  45. “The Armenian Genocide is such a controversial and very sensitive issue because the Turkish and Armenian people disagree about the facts of what actually happened. I know how strongly Armenians feel about the Genocide, and how it’s never been recognized. At the same time, I do not hold today’s generation of people accountable.” ~ Khloe Kardashian
  46. “For us, genocide was the gas chamber – what happened in Germany. We were not able to realize that with the machete you can create a genocide.” ~ Boutros Boutros-Ghali
  47. “We join Armenians around the world as we remember the terrible massacres suffered in 1915-1923 at the hands of the rulers of the Ottoman Empire. The United States responded to this crime against humanity by leading diplomatic and private relief efforts.” ~ George H. W. Bush
  48. “The key to solving the social problems of our age is to abolish the white race.” ~ Noel Ignatiev

  49. “It is generally not known in the world that, in the years preceding 1916, there was a concerted effort made to eliminate all the Armenian people, probably one of the greatest tragedies that ever befell any group. And there weren’t any Nuremberg trials.” ~ Jimmy Carter
  50. “Any moron with a pack of matches can start a fire. Raining down sulfur takes a huge level of endurance. Mass genocide is the most exhausting activity one can engage in, next to soccer.” ~ Matt Damon
  51. “Despite all the lunacy of the last century, all the absurdity of war and genocide, we believe that humans being are rational and are made to seek the truth.” ~ Timothy Radcliffe
  52. “It appears that there is a genocidal plan against Black people.” ~ Louis Farrakhan

  53. “If Turkey is prepared to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, then its leaders can proceed immediately to direct dialogue with its counterparts in Armenia to define a common vision for the future.” ~ Mark Foley
  54. “I was employed as an investigator and my particular team, we were investigating the role of the business community in the genocide and we identified a bunch of leaders of the business community and I investigated two people.” ~ Tony Greig
  55. “In Rwanda that genocide happened because the international community and the Security Council refused to give, again, another 5000 troops which would have cost, I don’t know, maybe fifty, a hundred, million dollars.” ~ Lakhdar Brahimi
  56. “Cheney, Cheney, you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide.” ~ Dick Cheney

  57. “Moreover, as the leadership of the House confirmed last year, the Administration remains opposed to a congressional resolution on the Armenian Genocide due to Turkish objections. This approach sends absolutely the wrong signal to Turkey and to the rest of the world.” ~ Patrick J. Kennedy
  58. “Words without deeds violates the moral and legal obligation we have under the genocide convention but, more importantly, violates our sense of right and wrong and the standards we have as human beings about looking to care for one another.” ~ Jon Corzine
  59. “Let’s not forget what the origin of the problem is. There is no place in modern Europe for ethnically pure states. That’s a 19th century idea and we are trying to transition into the 21st century, and we are going to do it with multi-ethnic states.” ~ Wesley Clark
  60. “So if you’re a gang member and you would normally be killing somebody, why not kill a white person?” ~ Sister Souljah

  61. “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
  62. “Nearly 60 years ago, the international community made a commitment to put an end to the crime of genocide by ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.” ~ Alcee Hastings
  63. “I became interested in genocide, because it happened so many times. It happened to the Armenians and after the Armenians, Hitler took action.” ~ Raphael Lemkin

  64. “But if Russia is to be part of this larger zone of peace it cannot bring into it its imperial baggage. It cannot bring into it a policy of genocide against the Chechens, and cannot kill journalists, and it cannot repress the mass media.” ~ Zbigniew Brzezinski
  65. “But at the beginning, our definition of the genocide was what happened to Armenia in 1917 or 1919, it’s happened to the Jew in Europe, and we were not realizing – In our point of view, they have not the tools to do a genocide.” ~ Boutros Boutros-Ghali

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