A Quote by Thomas de Quincey on drinking, murder, and procrastination

If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.

Thomas de Quincey

Source: Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts, an Essay

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A Quote by Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullian (Tertullian) on birth and murder

Prevention of birth is a precipitation of murder.

Tertullian (160? - 240? AD)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on certainty, generations, love, and murder

The very emphasis of the commandment: Thou shalt not kill, makes it certain that we are descended from an endlessly long chain of generations of murderers, whose love of murder was in their blood as it is perhaps also in ours.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on crime, murder, and war

We are mad, not only individually, but nationally. We check manslaughter and isolated murders; but what of war and the much vaunted crime of slaughtering whole peoples?

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Sean Penn on culture, murder, soul, and talent

I don't think you can get away with putting your talents in a toilet bowl and not having them flushed away. Forever. There is a level of murder of one's soul and of the culture that they're supposed to be feeding vitamins to...

Sean Penn

Source: an interview in Details Magazine

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A Quote by Saint Basil the Great on guilt, murder, and women

A woman who intentionally destroys a fetus is guilty of murder. And we do not even talk about the fine distinction as to its being completely formed or unformed.

Saint Basil the Great (329 - 379)

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A Quote by Robert Drew on death, execution, and murder

Remember, the death penalty is murder. [Executed.]

Robert Drew

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on murder, poets, and thought

Murder in the murderer is no such ruinous thought as poets and romancers will have it; it does not unsettle him, or fright him from his ordinary notice of trifles; it is an act quite easy to be contemplated.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Pythagoras on animals, joy, love, men, murder, and pain

For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.

Pythagoras (c.582 - 507 BC)

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A Quote by Philip Henry on anger, heart, murder, and water

Sins are like circles in the water when a stone is thrown into it; one produces another. When anger was in Cain's heart, murder was not far off.

Philip Henry (1631 - 1696)

Source: Matthew Henry, Life of Philip Henry

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