A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on belief, execution, life, mountains, and strength

Believing is a fine thing, but placing those beliefs into execution is a test of strength. Many are those who talk like the roar of the sea, gut their lives are shallow and stagnant, like the rotting marshes. Many are those who lift their heads above the mountain tops, but their spirits remain dormant in the obscurity of the caverns.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Johnny Frank Garrett on execution, family, kiss, rest, and world

I'd like to thank my family for loving me and taking care of me. And the rest of the world can kiss my ass. [Executed by injection.]

Johnny Frank Garrett

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A Quote by John Thanos on execution

Adios. [Executed by injection in Maryland.]

John Thanos

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A Quote by John Smith on age, christianity, compassion, daughters, debt, execution, fatherhood, heart, history, husbands, power, respect, salvation, sister, success, and women

Smith's first report of his salvation at the hands of Pocahontas evidently occurs in a 1616 letter to Queen Anne, written to notify the Crown of his debt to the Indian princess "before she [Pocahontas] arrived at London. . . . "(John Smith, The General History of Virginia) Pocahontas disembarked at Plymouth, England with her husband, John Rolfe, on June 31, 1616, to become the first Indian woman ever to visit Britain. Her subsequent success with the royal court is well-known. "That some ten yeeres agoe being in Virginia, and taken prisoner by the power of Powhatan their chiefe king, I received from this great Salvage exceeding great courtesie, especially from his sonne Nantaquaus . . . and his sister Pocahontas, the kings most deare and wel-beloved daughter, being but a childe of twelve or thirteen yeeres of age, whose compassionate pitifull heart, of my desperate estate, gave me much cause to respect her: I being the first Christian this proud king and his grim attendants ever saw: and thus inthralled in their barbarous power, I cannot say I felt the least occasion of want that was in the power of those my mortall foes to prevent, notwithstanding al their threats. After some six weeks fatting amongst those Salvage Courtiers, at the minute of my execution, she hazarded the beating out of her owne braines to save mine, and not onely that, but so prevailed with her father, that I was safely conducted to James towne..."

John Smith (1580 - 1631)

Source: Letter to Queen Anne, 1616

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A Quote by John Smith on absence, admiration, contentment, execution, fatherhood, fighting, friendship, good, home, lies, romance, and understanding

Did young Pocahontas really intercede to prevent the execution of Captain John Smith? This romantic tale is conspicuously absent from Smith's initial accounts of his captivity under Powhatan: "Arriving at Werawocomoco, their Emperour [Powhatan] proudly lying uppon a Bedstead a foote high upon tenne or twelve Mattes... and with such grave and majesticall countenance, as drave me into admiration to see such a state in a naked salvage, he kindly welcomed me with good wordes, and great Platters of sundrie victuals, assuring me his friendship, and my libertie within foure days... In describing to him the territories of Europe, which was subject to our Great King whose subject I was, the innumerabl e multitude of his ships, I gave him to understand the noyse of Trumpets, and terrible manner of fighting were under captain Newport my father... At his greatnesse hee admired, and not a little feared... [A]nd thus having with all the kindnes hee could devise, sought to content me: he sent me home..."

John Smith (1580 - 1631)

Source: A True Relation of Such Occurrences and Accidents of Noate as Hath Happened in Virginia..., 1608

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A Quote by John Spenkelink on electricity, execution, and punishment

Capital punishment: them without the capital get the punishment. Executed in electric chair.

John Spenkelink

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A Quote by John Pierpont on execution, force, god, and weapons

A weapon that comes down as still As snowflakes fall upon the sod; But executes a freeman's will, As lightning does the will of God; And from its force nor doors nor locks Can shield you,-'t is the ballot-box.

John Pierpont (1785 - 1866)

Source: A Word from a Petitioner.

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A Quote by John Milton on execution and purpose

Execute their airy purposes.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 430.

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A Quote by John Eldon Smith on electricity and execution

Well, the Lord is going to get another one. [Executed in electric chair. ]

John Eldon Smith

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on execution, happiness, and talent

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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