A Quote by Jeff Greenfield on murder and people

Describing the jury in the OJ Simpson murder trial: These people have served a longer sentence than some people who have committed murder.

Jeff Greenfield

Source: 1995

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on god, murder, and war

Ez fer war, I call it murder,- There you hev it plain an' flat; I don't want to go no furder Than my Testyment fer that. . . . . . An' you 've gut to git up airly Ef you want to take in God.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. i.

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A Quote by James Baldwin on children, day, death, doubt, fear, hatred, impossibility, joy, life, love, men, murder, past, sorrow, trust, and women

[The Negro past] of rope, fire, torture, castration, infanticide, rape; death and humiliation; fear by day and night, fear as deep as the marrow of the bone; doubt that he was worthy of life, since everyone around him denied it; sorrow for his women, for his kinfolk, for his children, who needed his protection, and whom he could not protect; rage, hatred and murder, hatred for white men so deep that it often turned against him and his own, and made all love, all trust, all joy impossible.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

Source: The Fire Next Time, 1963

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A Quote by Henry II of England on murder


Who will free me from this turbulent priest? Speaking of Thomas á Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, who refused to be subservient to the king and was later murdered by four of the King Henry's knights, 1170.

Henry II (1133 - 1189)

Source: History of England

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on age, life, murder, and past

No humane being, past the thoughtless age of boyhood, will wantonly murder any creature which holds its life by the same tenure that he does.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Groucho Marx on death, husbands, justice, kiss, murder, and wonder

Firefly: Where is your husband? Mrs. Teasdale: Why, he's dead. Firefly: I'll bet he's just using that as an excuse. Mrs. Teasdale: I was with him to the very end. Firefly: Hmmph. No wonder he passed away. Mrs. Teasdale: I held him in my arms and kissed him. Firefly: Oh I see. Then, it was murder.

Groucho Marx (1895 - 1977)

Source: As Firefly in the movie, Duck Soup, 1933

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A Quote by George Orwell on appearance, language, lies, murder, politics, and purity

Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Source: Politics and the English Language, (1946)

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A Quote by George Eliot on hatred and murder

There are glances of hatred that stab, and raise no cry of murder.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Felix Holt, the Radical, Introduction (1866).

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on history, honor, murder, peace, and understanding

And so, to the end of history, murder shall breed murder, always in the name of right and honor and peace, until the gods are tired of blood and create a race that can understand.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Caesar and Cleopatra

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on earth, idealism, life, and murder

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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