'Words can be just as damaging as weapons.'
That is in one specific case but in the vast majority of cases it isn't true and even so in that case if the person who was being abused had shot the abuser and crippled or killed or disabled him the abuser probably would be the worse off of the pair
Words can actually be more damaging than weapons according to recent studies regarding domestic violence. The emotional damage sustained by the victims far outweighs the physical damage in terms of long-term impacts.
I have to say it's a stupid quote get someone to call me a name and I will smash him in the head with a baseball bat and we will see who is in more pain