Eye For An Eye Quotes

Eye For An Eye Quotes by Dalai Lama, Tsugumi Ohba, Kurt Vonnegut, Mandy Patinkin, Margaret Atwood, Ellen Page and many others.

An eye for an eye....we are all blind

An eye for an eye….we are all blind
Dalai Lama
An eye for an eye my friend.
Tsugumi Ohba
An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
Kurt Vonnegut
Too often, we think that, when we have a problem with our lives or our country, that the way to fix it is to take an eye for an eye. That doesn’t help anything or anyone.
Mandy Patinkin
An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness.
Margaret Atwood
I don’t believe in eye-for-an-eye. The most incredible, sustainable, beautiful movements have been non-violent movements of civil disobedience.
Ellen Page
An eye for an eye is elemental.
Lou Reed
We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. That old law about “an eye for an eye” leaves everybody blind… The time is always right to do the right thing. Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
If a good person does you wrong, act as though you had not noticed it. If we practice and eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, soon the wholeworld will be blind and toothless.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
How dangerous it is rashly to adopt the Mosaical institutions [Old Testament teachings of eye for an eye]. Laws might have been proper for a tribe of ardent barbarians wandering through the sands of Arabia which are wholly unfit for an enlightened people of civilized and gentle manners.
Gerald Heaney
You believe an eye for an eye until you are put in that situation. If they kill those guys, it really doesn’t mean much to me. My father is gone.
Michael Jordan
Today’s reading was “if they ask you to walk a mile, walk two. Don’t take an eye for an eye or a tooth for a tooth.” You have chances every second to live this Word, but it has to be in you. It can’t just be an idea; it has to sink from the mind into the heart.
Henri Nouwen
I don’t believe in an eye for an eye. I believe in two eyes for an eye.
Bas Rutten
Any racial reconciliation we’ve had in this country has come not out of confrontation but out of a spirit of reconciliation. If we continue to practice an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, we’ll eventually end up with a land of people who are blind and toothless.
Andrew Young
The reason I can’t follow the old eye-for-an-eye philosophy is that it ends up leaving everyone blind.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I’m a fighter. I believe in the eye-for-an-eye business. I’m no cheek turner. I got no respect for a man who won’t hit back. You kill my dog, you better hide your cat.
Muhammad Ali
If we do an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, we will be a blind and toothless nation.
Martin Luther King, Jr.