A Quote by David Elmore on bravery, commitment, confidence, death, deed, justice, murder, nations, punishment, reward, and vengeance

The death penalty is not about vengeance or deterrence. It is about justice. It is a measure of a nations's civility and moral backbone that it rewards and punishes in due measure for great deeds and heinous crimes. So, along with Nobel prizes for great accomplishments, humans must also be brave enough and morally confident enough to exact severe penalties for those who commit the worst deed known to humankind: murder.

David Elmore

Source: Parade Magazine, June 8, 1997

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A Quote by David Friedman on children, direction, force, nations, problems, and solution

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.

David Friedman

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A Quote by David Ben-Gurion on judaism, nations, order, people, religion, spirit, and strength

In the land of Israel was born the Jewish nation. There came an order to kill the religious and social spirit of the people. . . . And after the nation turned back to its land with strength, it protected it steadfastly. . . .

David Ben-Gurion (1886 - 1973)

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on justice and nations

Justice is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

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A Quote by Daniel J. Boorstin on america, ancestry, love, nations, and suffering

As individuals and as a nation, we now suffer from social narcissism. The beloved Echo of our ancestors, the virgin America, has been abandoned. We have fallen in love with our own image, with images of our making, which turn out to be images of ourselves.

Daniel J. Boorstin (1914 -)

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A Quote by Dag Hammarskjöld on change, economics, nations, peace, politics, reason, and world

The world cannot live at peace without the United Nations. For this reason: it creates a reasonable guarantee that all this change in the world, these tremendous political and economic developments, can be channelized, kept orderly. The United Nations is a mold that keeps the hot metal from spilling over.

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

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A Quote by Count Maurice Maeterlinck on freedom, labor, nations, war, and worth

The manner in which the hours of freedom are spent determines, no less than labor and war, the moral worth of a nation.

Count Maurice Maeterlinck (1862 - 1949)

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A Quote by Claude Frédéric Bastiat on cities, individuality, learning, nations, people, trouble, welfare, wishes, and world

If you wish to prosper, let your customer prosper. When people have learned this lesson, everyone will seek his individual welfare in the general welfare. Then jealousies between man and man, city and city, province and province, nation and nation, will no longer trouble the world.

Claude Bastiat (1801 - 1850)

Source: The Law, 1850

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A Quote by Claude Adrien Helvetius on books, certainty, insults, nations, reading, and slavery

To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.

Claude Adrien Helvetius (1715 - 1771)

Source: De L'Homme, Vol. 1, sec. 4.

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A Quote by Clarence Jordan on love, nations, and people

It is not enough to limit your love to your own nation, to your own group. You must respond with love even to those outside of it. . . . This concept enables people to live together not as nations, but as the human race.

Clarence Jordan

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