A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on execution

Three things are to be looked to in a building: that it stand on the right spot; that it is securely founded; that it be successfully executed.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Elective Affinities

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A Quote by Jimmy Glass on electricity, execution, and fishing

I'd rather be fishing. [Executed in electric chair.]

Jimmy Glass

Source: Last Words

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A Quote by James Graham, Marquis of Montrose on atoms, confidence, execution, and justice

Lines Written on the Window of his Jail the Night before his Execution. Let them bestow on every airth a limb; Then open all my veins, that I may swim To thee, my Maker! in that crimson lake; Then place my parboiled head upon a stake- Scatter my ashes-strew them in the air;- Lord! since thou know'st where all these atoms are, I'm hopeful thou'lt recover once my dust, And confident thou'lt raise me with the just.

James Graham (1612 - 1650)

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A Quote by James French on electricity and execution

How about this for a headline for tomorrow's paper? French fries. [Executed in electric chair in Oklahoma. ]

James French

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A Quote by Herodotus on drinking, execution, time, and wine

They [the Persians] are accustomed to deliberate on matters of the highest moment when warm with wine; but whatever they in this situation may determine is again proposed to them on the morrow, in their cooler moments, by the person in whose house they had before assembled. If at this time also it meet their approbation, it is executed; otherwise it is rejected. Whatever also they discuss when sober, is always a second time examined after they have been drinking.

Herodotus (485 - 425 BC)

Source: The Histories of Herodotus

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on belief, courage, excellence, execution, and faith

An oyster, that marvel of delicacy, that concentration of sapid excellence, that mouthful bwefore all other mouthfuls, who first had faith to believe it, and courage to execute? The exterior is not persuasive.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

Source: Eyes and Ears

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A Quote by Stephen Grover Cleveland on execution, laws, and people

Public officers are the servants and agents of the people, to execute the laws which the people have made.

Grover Cleveland (1837 - 1908)

Source: Letter accepting the nomination for governor of New York, October 1882

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A Quote by George Washington on america, citizenship, confidence, congress, constitution, country, execution, government, honor, judgment, justice, people, presidency, punishment, and present

President Washington's second oath of office was taken in the Senate Chamber of Congress Hall in Philadelphia on March 4, the date fixed by the Continental Congress for inaugurations. Before an assembly of Congressmen, Cabinet officers, judges of the federal and district courts, foreign officials, and a small gathering of Philadelphians, the President offered the shortest inaugural address ever given. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court William Cushing administered the oath of office. Fellow Citizens: I am again called upon by the voice of my country to execute the functions of its Chief Magistrate. When the occasion proper for it shall arrive, I shall endeavor to express the high sense I entertain of this distinguished honor, and of the confidence which has been reposed in me by the people of united America. Previous to the execution of any official act of the President the Constitution requires an oath of office. This oath I am now about to take, and in your presence: That if it shall be found during my administration of the Government I have in any instance violated willingly or knowingly the injunctions thereof, I may (besides incurring constitutional punishment) be subject to the upbraidings of all who are now witnesses of the present solemn ceremony.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Source: Washington's Second Inaugural Speech

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A Quote by George Washington on execution, feeling, and government

I go to the chair of government with feelings not unlike those of a culprit who is going to the place of his execution.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on execution, existence, and progress

All censorships exist to prevent any one from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently the first condition of progress is the removal of censorships.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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