40 Torture Quotes

Torture Quotes: The Greatest Tragedy Is Not The Brutality Of The Evil People, But Rather The Silence Of The Good People

The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is held on 26 June annually to support the victims of torture.

Following are the 40 best torture quotes-

Torture Quotes

“The greatest tragedy is not the brutality of the evil people, but rather the silence of the good people.” » Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be either good or evil.” » Hannah Arendt

“If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next”Torture Quotes: Torture Will Not Silence Me, Nor The Pain All Over My Body... But The Silence That You Maintain Will Silently Destroy Me Forever!. » People Against Torture

“There are times when you have to obey a call which is the highest of all, i.e., the voice of conscience even though such obedience may cost many a bitter tear, and even more, separation from friends, from family, from the state to which you may belong, from all that you have held as dear as life itself. For this obedience is the law of our being.” » Mahatma Gandhi Freedomfromtorture.org

“Open your newspaper – any day of the week – and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government..” » Peter Benenson

“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed..” » Stephen Biko

“It’s the publicity function of Amnesty that I think has made its name so widely known, not only to readers in the world, but to governments – and that’s what matters..” » Peter Benenson

If nations are allowed to commit genocide with impunity, to hide their guilt in a camouflage of lies and denials, there is a real danger that other brutal regimes will be encouraged to attempt genocides.” » Caroline

The point of nonviolence is to build a floor, a strong new floor, beneath which we can no longer sink. A platform which stands a few feet above napalm, torture, exploitation, poison gas, A and H bombs, the works. Give man a decent place to stand.” » Joan Baez

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“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” » Edmund Burke

“Once the concentration camps and the hell-holes of the world were in darkness. Now they are lit by the light of the Amnesty candle; the candle in barbed wire. When I first lit the Amnesty candle, I had in mind the old Chinese proverb: ‘Better light a candle than curse the darkness.” » Peter Benenson

They are torturing people. They are torturing people on Guantanamo Bay. They are engaging in acts which amount to torture in the medieval sense of the phrase. They are engaging in good old-fashioned torture, as people would have understood it in the Dark Ages.” » Richard Bourke

The decision to issue the visas was considered by the entire Sugihara family, including his sister-in-law Setsuko. Hiroki Sugihara, then five years old, asked his father, “If we don’t help them, won’t they die?”Torture Quotes: The Sad Truth Is That Most Evil Is Done By People Who Never Make Up Their Minds To Be Either Good Or Evil. » Hannah Arendt

War is organized murder and torture against our brothers.” » Alfred Adler

Torture -the intentional infliction of severe mental or physical pain or suffering -is a violation of the most basic of all human rights.” » Robert Alan Silverstein

“So long as space remains, So long sentient beings’ suffering remain, I will remain, In order to help, in order to serve…. I am nothing but a servant to provide to others. So if you provide some happiness, some comfort to others, then your life becomes meaningful. If your life creates problems or suffering to others, then there’s no meaning to your existence.” » Dalai Lama

“I had to do something. A young man came into my home for protection. Is he dangerous? No. Is he a spy? No. Is he a traitor? No.He’s just a Jewish teenager who wants to leave.” » Chiune Sugihara

“If the rights of one are violated, then our rights are not guaranteed.” » Candace

“This is a day on which we pay our respects to those who have endured the unimaginable. This is an occasion for the world to speak up against the unspeakable. It is long overdue that a day be dedicated to remembering and supporting the many victims and survivors of torture around the world.” » Kofi Annan

“The opposite of love is not hate, but indifference. Indifference creates evil. Hatred is evil itself. Indifference is what allows evil to be strong, what gives it power.” » Elie Wiesel

“Silence is itself a prerequisite for the continuation of suppression and terror, and by choosing silence we become accomplices.” » Lyngen i Troms – Translated

“The line that connects the bombing of civilian populations to the mountain removed by strip mining … to the tortured prisoner seems to run pretty straight. We’re living, it seems, in the culmination of a long warfare -warfare against human beings, other creatures and the Earth itself.” » Wendell Berry

“Human life is very important. Being virtuous in life is also very important. My husband and I talked about the visas before he issued them. We understood that both the Japanese and German governments disagreed with our ideas, but we went ahead anyhow.” » Yukiko SugiharaTorture Quotes: It Is The Job Of Every Citizen To Keep His Mouth Open. » Gunther Grass

“Evil that arises out of ordinary thinking and is committed by ordinary people is the norm, not the exception.” » Ervin Staub

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The civilized have created the wretched, quite coldly and deliberately, and do not intend to change the status quo; are responsible for their slaughter and enslavement; rain down bombs on defenseless children whenever and wherever they decide that their ‘vital interests’ are menaced, and think nothing of torturing a man to death: these people are not to be taken seriously when they speak of the ‘sanctity’ of human life, or the ‘conscience’ of the civilized world.” » James Baldwin

“Those who today still feel a sense of impotence can do something: they can support Amnesty International. They can help it to stand up for freedom and justice..” » Peter Benenson

“No-one can do everything but everyone can do something.” » Tim Moonen

“Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children.” » Albert Camus

“It is the job of every citizen to keep his mouth open.” » Gunther Grass

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.” » Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Torture will not silence me, nor the pain all over my body… But the silence that you maintain will silently destroy me forever!.” Irct.org

“The candle burns not for us, but for all those whom we failed to rescue from prison, who were shot on the way to prison, who were tortured, who were kidnapped, who “disappeared”. That’s what the candle is for..” » Peter BenensonTorture Quotes: If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next -torture Slogans

“If you save the life of one person, it is as if you saved the world entire.” » Jewish Proverb

“Torture is banned but in two-thirds of the world’s countries it is still being committed in secret. Too many governments still allow wrongful imprisonment, murder or “disappearance” to be carried out by their officials with impunity..” » Peter Benenson

“When we started there were about a hundred people waiting for visas. Later there were hundreds. We knew that down the road it would mean saving thousands of lives. We issued the visas even though in doing so it meant that we would be risking our careers and our lives.” » Yukiko Sugihara

“The time is always right to do what is right.” » Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If you shut your door to all errors, truth will be shut out.” » Rabindranath Tagore

“We are unalterably opposed to the presentation of the female body being stripped, bound, raped, tortured, mutilated, and murdered in the name of commercial entertainment and free speech.” » Susan Brownmiller