Quotations list about death penalty, sentenced and imprisonment captions citing Nancy Reagan, Jack Kevorkian and Theodore Roosevelt sayings.
I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.
— Nancy Reagan
I will admit, like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato and some other philosophers, that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate.
— Jack Kevorkian death penalty quote
Willful sterility is, from the standpoint of the nation, from the standpoint of the human race, the one sin for which the penalty is national death, race death; a sin for which there is no atonement. No man, no woman, can shirk the primary duties of life, whether for love of ease and pleasure, or for any other cause, and retain his or her self-respect.
— Theodore Roosevelt
Capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal's deed, however calculated can be compared. For there to be an equivalency, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal who had warned his victim of the date at which he would inflict a horrible death on him and who, from that moment onward, had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not encountered in private life.
— Albert Camus
For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
— death penalty quotation by Albert Camus
The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorce, which looks to the European like serial polygamy, is the moral solution to the problem of the itch. Love comes into it too, of course, but in Europe we tend to see marital love as an eternity which encompasses hate and also indifference: when we promise to love we really mean that we promise to honor a contract. Americans, seeming to take marriage with not enough seriousness, are really taking love and sex with too much.
If society gives up the right to impose the death penalty, then self-help will appear again and personal vendettas will be around the corner.
I'm pro-death penalty, but what I have not seen is anybody that would mock someone on death row.
Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.
I am not a proponent of the death penalty, but I will enforce the law as this Congress gives it to us.
I always try to tell a good story, one with a compelling plot that will keep the pages turning. That is my first and primary goal. Sometimes I can tackle an issue-homelessness, tobacco litigation, insurance fraud, the death penalty-and wrap a good story around it.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Crucial to understanding federalism in modern day America is the concept of mobility, or 'the ability to vote with your feet.' If you don't support the death penalty and citizens packing a pistol - don't come to Texas. If you don't like medicinal marijuana and gay marriage, don't move to California.
Sometimes I can tackle an issue -homelessness, tobacco litigation, insurance fraud, the death penalty - and wrap a good story around it. These are the best books, the ones with a story and a message.
The death penalty is becoming a way of life in this country.
If nothing saves us from death, may love at least save us from life.
To exclude all jurors who would be in the slightest way affected by the prospect of the death penalty would be to deprive the defendant of the impartial jury to which he or she is entitled under the law.
McVeigh's lawyer got him the death penalty, which, quite frankly, I could have done.
If we are to abolish the death penalty, I should like to see the first step taken by my friends the murderers.
Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.
If you think aficionados of a living Constitution want to bring you flexibility, think again. You think the death penalty is a good idea? Persuade your fellow citizens to adopt it. You want a right to abortion? Persuade your fellow citizens and enact it. That's flexibility.
Our law is a Jordanian law that we inherited, which applies to both the West Bank and Gaza, and sets the death penalty for those who sell land to Israelis.
Personally I am very much against the death penalty for several reasons.
I learned that every mortal will taste death, but only some will taste life.
Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia.
There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not... with regard to abortion and euthanasia.
I'm actually really opposed to the death penalty.
The death penalty, I think, is a terrible scar on American justice, especially the concept of equal justice under law, but also of due process. And it goes state by state, and it's different in different states.
A friend is not a true friend unless he protects his friend in his misfortune, in his absence, and at his death.
Because the Illinois death penalty system is arbitrary and capricious - and therefore immoral - I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.
I support the death penalty. But I also think there has to be no margin for error.
More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty.
One day, you'll be just a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.
The death penalty is discriminatory and does not do anything about crime.
The measure would set criminal penalties, the same as those that would apply if harm or death happened to the pregnant woman, for those who harm a fetus.
Sometimes I have to compromise my views, but I never compromise on issues like the death penalty and the arm trade laws, despite what the readers or letters may say.
Do not fear death, but rather the unlived life.
We're also the only country that has the Death Penalty. That's something to boast about, isn't it?
The death of Christ proclaimed the justice and perpetuity of his Father's law in punishing the transgressor, in that he consented to suffer the penalty of the law himself, in order to save fallen man from its curse.
No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor.
If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another.
Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude.
Most states in the union where the death penalty is theoretically on the books don't have executions.
My nation wants the death penalty. That is the decision of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.
I had concluded when I was the prosecutor that I would vote against the death penalty if I were in the legislature but that I could ask for it when I was satisfied as to guilt.
Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death.