quote by Albert Camus

It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.

— Albert Camus

Joyful Executioner quotations

My only regret is that I'm going before that rat, Robespierre! [to his executioner] Don't forget to show my head to the people; it's well worth seeing.

The executioner is, I believe, very expert; and my neck is very slender

Remember your personal demons should be afraid of you, because you are their home, their food, and as you heal, their executioner.

If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.

If you want to deserve Hell, you need only stay in bed.

The world is iniquity; if you accept it, you are an accomplice, if you change it you are an executioner.

Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas.

One without the other is worthless.

He who slanders the victim aids the executioner.

Charity But how shall we expect charity towards others, when we are uncharitable to ourselves? Charity begins at home, is the voice of the world; yet is every man his greatest enemy, and, as it were, his own executioner.

It's taken years for me to understand that dying doesn't end the story;

it transforms it. Edits, rewrites, the blur, aand epiphany of one-way dialogue. Most of us wander in and out of one another's lives until not death, but distance, does us part-- time and space and heart's weariness are the blander executioners or human connection.

I think awards in this country at this time are inappropriate to be received or given until the condition of the American Indian is drastically altered. If we are not our brother's keeper, at least let us not be his executioner.

It is painful to comprehend how the mind becomes fixed little by little as time goes by. The mind is the executioner of reality, the slayer of the true; the mind is the destroyer of love.

Revenge proves itself to be its own executioner.

All grandeur, all power, and all subordination to authority rests on the executioner: he is the horror and the bond of human association. Remove this incomprehensible agent from the world and at that very moment order gives way to chaos, thrones topple and society disappears.

The climax of terror is reached when the police state begins to devour its own children, when yesterday's executioner becomes today's victim.

I hate victims who respect their executioners.

Am I the only one who thinks Nancy Grace's relentless cheer leading for Jodi Arias' death gross & excessive? The anchor as executioner?!

But I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am my own executioner.

On his mounting the scaffold to be beheaded: 'I pray you, Master Lieutenant, see me safely up, and for my coming down, let me shift for myself.' To the executioner: 'Pick up thy spirits, Man, and be not afraid to do thyne office; my neck is very short; take heed, therefore thou strike not awry, for saving of thyne honesty.'

No president has the right to say he is judge, jury and executioner.

Yet is every man his greatest enemy, and, as it were, his own executioner.

In lieu of those checks and balances central to our legal system, non-citizens face an executive that is now investigator, prosecutor, judge, jury and jailer or executioner. In an Orwellian twist, Bush's order calls this Soviet-style abomination 'a full and fair trial.'

The grateful person fears no court or judge, no sentence or executioner, but what he carries about him in his own breast: and being still the most severe exactor of himself, not only confesses but proclaims his debts.

I am the wound and the knife! I am the slap and the cheek! I am the limbs and the rack, And the victim and the executioner! I am the vampire of my own heart.

Conscience, the executioner, shaking her secret scourge.

How shall we expect charity towards others, when we are uncharitable to ourselves?

The gold standard did not collapse. Governments abolished it in order to pave the way for inflation. The whole grim apparatus of oppression and coercion, policemen, customs guards, penal courts, prisons, in some countries even executioners, had to be put into action in order to destroy the gold standard.

It's ironic that the Bible belt is the killing belt - Texas, Florida, Alabama, Virginia, and so forth, Georgia. Chief executioners.

Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows.

Hope is the most sensitive part of a poor wretch's soul;

whoever raises it only to torment him is behaving like the executioners in Hell who, they say, incessantly renew old wounds and concentrate their attention on that area of it that is already lacerated.

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.

If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.

The first time I met Prince he invented me to his birthday party in Minneapolis.

It was a costume party and I came as a beatnik - a beret and a charcoal goatee. He was dressed like an executioner. I talked to him for awhile and he didn't know who I was, and when I told him he was real surprised.

Charity begins at home, is the voice of the world.

Despair is like forward children, who, when you take away one of their playthings, throw the rest into the fire for madness. It grows angry with itself, turns its own executioner, and revenges its misfortunes on its own head.

Prison officials have been more concerned about sparing the sensitivities of executioners and witnesses than protecting the condemned prisoner from pain. They are more concerned with appearances than with the reality.

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