“When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.” ~John Lennon
I can’t find a credible source for this, so maybe John Lennon said it and maybe he didn’t. If someone with better Google skills than me can find the original source, please share it in the comments.
Either way, I believe the words are true.