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Camille Desmoulins Quotes

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Clemency is also a revolutionary measure.
- Camille Desmoulins

To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency;
to forgive them is cruelty.
- Maximilien Robespierre

Clemency is the noblest trait which can reveal a true monarch to the world.
- Pierre Corneille

What Bill Clinton did to us was cruel.
The White House gave my attorneys indications that
there was a good chance for my clemency to be granted.
I had to prepare myself for being released because
there was no sign that my petition would be denied.
- Leonard Peltier

 

Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies,
and who believe this to be great and manly.
Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul,
as clemency and readiness to forgive.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I do not believe that God has
imposed suffering upon anyone
to punish them or to teach them a lesson.
- Ernest Holmes

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Circumstances define us; they force us onto one road or another,
and then they punish us for it.
- Ivan Turgenev

The act of policing is, in order to punish less often,
to punish more severely.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

We need criminals to identify ourselves with,
to secretly envy and to stoutly punish.
They do for us the forbidden, illegal things we wish to do.
- Karl A. Menninger

In order to drill into young men the need to stay alert and stay alive,
I used to punish offenders with my fists,
boots and rifle butt, and with stockade time.
- David Hackworth

I should be very willing to redress men wrongs,
and rather check than punish crimes,
had not Cervantes,
in that all too true tale of Quixote,
shown how all such efforts fail.
- Lord Byron

Our system is the height of absurdity,
since we treat the culprit both as a child,
so as to have the right to punish him,
and as an adult, in order to deny him consolation.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

If my children do not behave according to Islam,
if they do not pray for instance, I will punish them.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Baptists are very strong believers that the civil magistrate
is ordained by God to punish those who do evil.
- Richard Land

The genius of impeachment lay in the fact that it could
punish the man without punishing the office.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

There's a simple way to solve the crime problem:
obey the law;
punish those who do not.
- Rush Limbaugh

Spare me through your mercy, do not punish me through your justice.
- Anselm of Canterbury

Prisons don't rehabilitate, they don't punish,
they don't protect, so what the hell do they do?
- Jerry Brown

I punish myself more than anybody else does if I am stupid about my actions,
and I suffer, really suffer.
- Eartha Kitt

Amnesty, n. The state's magnanimity to those offenders
whom it would be too expensive to punish.
- Ambrose Bierce

A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest.
I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish
himself into exhausting pace,
and then at the end, punish himself even more.
- Steve Prefontaine

Getting hit motivates me.
It makes me punish the guy more.
A fighter takes a punch, hits back with three punches.
- Roberto Duran

It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door.
- Publilius Syrus

Unfortunately, opponents of online speech have decided
to punish our changing technological world.
- Dennis Hastert

The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest.
That would seriously interfere with business.
- Clarence Darrow

But this will not do, God will certainly punish you
for stealing and for being unfaithful.
- Jupiter Hammon

So long as there are earnest believers in the world,
they will always wish to punish opinions,
even if their judgment tells them it is unwise and
their conscience that it is wrong.
- Walter Bagehot

Do you think that God will punish them for not practicing
a religion which he did not reveal to them?
- Charles de Secondat

The gods loves to punish whatever is greater than the rest.
- Herodotus

You must see the persons who are in charge -
persons you can punish or vote for.
- Joschka Fischer

If the government is going to mandate levels and punish schools for failing,
they should send that money to the school system.
- Robert Duncan

I want Ron to stand up to Malfoy and punish him.
- Rupert Grint

Many people secretly think that gays are a lot happier than they are,
and want to punish them.
- George Weinberg

A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.
- Ovid

Laws undertake to punish only overt acts.
- Charles de Montesquieu

I think we actually punish children out of their relationship with their bodies...
we categorically separate mind and body and emotion and intellect.
- Susan Griffin

In its function, the power to punish is not essentially
different from that of curing or educating.
- Michel Foucault

In America, educators punish those who actually think for themselves.
There is only acceptance for popular opinion.
- Bryant H. McGill

Finally, I do not believe that we should punish American
families who have worked diligently to provide for
themselves and want to pass along their success to
their children and grandchildren.
- Howard Coble

Here we are to remember that in consequence of our
opinion that labor is the Father and active principle of wealth,
as lands are the Mother, that the state by killing,
mutilating, or imprisoning their members do withal punish themselves.
- William Petty

So the question is, First, Whether the civil magistrate
hath power to force men in things religious to do contrary to their conscience,
and if they will not to punish them in their goods,
liberties, or lives? this we hold in the negative.
- Robert Barclay

The Indians began to be troublesome all around me,
killing and wounding cattle, stealing horses,
and threatening to attack us.
I was obliged to make campaigns against them and punish them.
- John Sutter

When I was young and we got caught pinching apples,
we got a smack from the local policeman.
Today if that happened he would be sued.
There is a tendency to punish the victim,
not the criminal.
If someone broke into my house or my mum's house,
I worry that the burglar has more rights than me.
- Simon Cowell

To punish a man because we infer from the nature of
some doctrine which he holds,
or from the conduct of other persons who hold the same doctrines with him,
that he will commit a crime, is persecution,
and is, in every case, foolish and wicked.
- Thomas Babington

And also they were absolutely brilliant in one way,
you know: they knew how effective is not to punish somebody who is guilty;
what Communist Party members could afford to do was mind-boggling:
they could do practically anything they wanted -
steal,
you know, lie, whatever.
- Milos Forman

Never, ever deal with terrorists.
Hunt them down and, more important, mercilessly punish
those states and groups that fund,
arm, support, or simply allow their territories to
be used by the terrorists with impunity.
- Meir Kahane

If he who employs coercion against me could mould me
to his purposes by argument,
no doubt he would.
He pretends to punish me because his argument is strong;
but he really punishes me because his argument is weak.
- William Godwin

The Resistance is a moral certainty,
not a poetic one.
The true poet never uses words in order to punish someone.
His judgment belongs to a creative order;
it is not formulated as a prophetic scripture.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

The purpose of random testing is not to catch,
punish, or expose students who use drugs,
but to save their lives and discover abuse problems
early so that students can grow up and learn in a drug-free environment.
- John Walters

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Love is the only force capable of
transforming an enemy into friend.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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