I go where there are no slaves, hangmen or oppressors; where faith does not kill; where the one who reigns is God.— Jose Rizal
Fulfilling Hangman quotations
No metal can--no, not the hangman's axe--bear half the keenness of thy sharp envy.
Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck.
If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.
Autocracy cannot do without its twin agents: a hangman and a priest, the first to suppress popular resistance by force, the second to sweeten and embellish the lot of the oppressed with empty promises of a heavenly kingdom.
How long would authority ... exist, if not for the willingness of the mass to become soldiers, policemen, jailers, and hangmen.
His achievements read like the graffiti on the walls of a hangman's changing room.
Every guilty person is his own hangman.
Most people approve of capital punishment, but most people wouldn't do the hangman's job.
If you must mount the gallows, give a jest to the crowd, a coin the hangman, and make the drop with a smile on your lips.
It is not conclusive proof of a doctrine's correctness that its adversaries use the police, the hangman, and violent mobs to fight it. But it is a proof of the fact that those taking recourse to violent oppression are in their subconscious convinced of the untenability of their own doctrines.
Dweller in yon dungeon dark, Hangman of creation, mark! Who in widow weeds appears, Laden with unhonoured years, Noosing with care a bursting purse, Baited with many a deadly curse?
Let wickedness escape as it may at the bar, it never fails of doing justice upon itself; for every guilty person is his own hangman.
Nothing, save the hangman's noose, concentrates the mind like piles of cash.
The great principle of Justice: prevent crime rather than punish it.
All that is needed to execute a guilty man is a firing squad or a hangman. To prevent there being guilty men requires great astuteness.
The fear o' hell's a hangman's whip To haud the wretch in order;
But where ye feel your honour grip, Let that aye be your border.
Indeed, sir, he that sleeps feels not the toothache;
but a man that were to sleep your sleep, and a hangman to help him to bed, I think he would change places with his officer; for look you, sir, you know not which way you shall go.
Nature's law affirm instead of prohibit.
If you violate her laws, you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.
It would repel me less to be a hangman than a soldier, because the one is obliged to put to death only criminals sentenced by the law, but the other kills honest men who like himself bathe in innocent blood at the bidding of some superior.
That's why I'm a big supporter of the death penalty.
I want to be the hangman. I would put many more people to death like the kids who want to kill other people, I'd put 'em to death.
That's why I'm a big supporter of the death penalty.
I want to be the hangman. I would put many more people to death like the kids who want to kill other people, I'd put 'em to death. Postal workers who get arrested, they have mental problems. You know what? When you're dead you don't have a mental problem. If you take a life, I will take yours. Put me in charge, I will fix it.
It was rumored, in 1946, that the hangman in Nuremberg adjusted the nooses of some of the condemned to magnify the pain of suffocation. Such sadism was not called for then and is not called for now. But if fornication is wrong, there is no denying that it can bring pleasure. The death of Saddam Hussein at rope's end brings a pleasure that is undeniable, and absolutely chaste in its provenance.
Not nature, but the "genius of mankind," has knotted the hangman's noose with which it can execute itself at any moment.
What impels every man to the utmost exertion in the service of his fellow man.
Is, in the market not compulsion on the part of gendarmes, hangmen and penal courts, it is self interest.
But the most annoying of all public reformers is the personal satirist.
Though he may be considered by some few as a useful member of society, yet he is only ranked with the hangman, whom we tolerate because he executes the judgment we abhor to do ourselves, and avoid with a natural detestation of his office. The pen of the one and the cord of the other are inseparable in our minds.
I never knew a critic who made it his business to lash the faults of other writers that was not guilty of greater himself--as the hangman is generally a worse malefactor than the criminal that suffers by his hand.
Adding an overarching tier of tyrants - the EU - to European governments has benefited Europeans as a second hangman enhances the health of a condemned man.
When rowan leaves are dank and rusting And rowan berries red as blood, When in my palm the hangman's thrusting The final nail with bony thud, When, over the foul flooding river, Upon the wet grey height, I toss Before my land's grim looks, and shiver As I swing here upon the cross, Then, through the blood and weeping, stretches My dying sight to space remote; I see upon the river's reaches Christ sailing to me in a boat.
Criticism is now become mere hangman's work, and meddles only with the faults of authors ; nay, the critic is disgusted less with their absurdities than excellence ; and you cannot displease him more than in leaving him little room for his malice.
Young writers if they are to mature require a period of between three and seven years in which to live down their promise. Promise is like the mediaeval hangman who after settling the noose, pushed his victim off the platform and jumped on his back, his weight acting a drop while his jockeying arms prevented the unfortunate from loosening the rope. When he judged him dead he dropped to the ground.
I ran into the preacher, said God was on my side, then I ran into the hangman.
Christianity is a metaphysics of the hangman.
But thus I counsel you, my friends: Mistrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful. They are people of a low sort and stock; the hangmen and the bloodhound look out of their faces. Mistrust all who talk much of their justice! Verily, their souls lack more than honey. And when they call themselves the good and the just, do not forget that they would be pharisees, if only they had-power.
State ownership and control is not necessarily Socialism - if it were, then the Army, the Navy, the Police, the Judges, the Gaolers, the Informers, and the Hangmen, all would all be Socialist functionaries, as they are State officials - but the ownership by the State of all the land and materials for labour, combined with the co-operative control by the workers of such land and materials, would be Socialism.