It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
As you can see, this man did not have a simple view of the world, and is too often portrayed as an absolutist pacifist. He really was not. He noted that, while peace was always preferable, violence against oppression was predictable. Not to toot my own horn, but that's fairly close to my position.
As Bakunin put it:
"To revolt is a natural tendency of life.
Even a worm turns against the foot that
crushes it. In general, the vitality and
relative dignity of an animal can be measured
by the intensity of its instinct to revolt."
What are your thoughts?