The collapse of Enron and the subsequent collapse of Arthur Andersen were tremendous tragedies. But as I stated at the time of my indictment on July 8, 2004, failure does not equate to a crime.

— Kenneth Lay

Colossal Indict quotations

My understanding is that espionage means giving secret or classified information to the enemy. Since Snowden shared information with the American people, his indictment for espionage could reveal (or confirm) that the US Government views you and me as the enemy.

One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.

Defendants are being evaluated based on numerical grid without any aggravating circumstances being considered. The effect has been to transfer the disparity from the judge to the prosecutor allowing for a great deal of leeway on indictments.

Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war;

liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.

That people even in well paid jobs choose ever earlier retirement is a severe indictment of our organizations - not just business, but government service, the universities. These people don't find their jobs interesting.

The United States government can indict you on something, and now you've got to prove your innocence. And that's not the Constitution of the United States.

I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century.

When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.

Some people will of course accuse me of misanthropy and cynicism.

I can't celebrate humanity but I'm not out to indict it either. I just want to expose certain truths.

Care should be taken that the punishment does not exceed the guilt;

and also that some men do not suffer for offenses for which others are not even indicted.

To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past.

The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.

The true Islam has shown me that a blanket indictment of all white people is as wrong as when whites make blanket indictments against blacks.

The fact that a Jewish state needs to exist at all - and it does need to exist - is an indictment of all humanity, and especially the Catholic Church, whose centuries-long programme of aggressive Jew hatred has been ingrained right into the European psyche so that it takes almost nothing to bring it out.

You create your own luck by the way you play.

There is no such luck as bad luck. Fate has nothing to do with success or failure, because that is a negative philosophy that indicts one's confidence, and I'll have no part of it.

The indictment knocked me on the head.

First of all, I hand no idea at all about 90 per cent of the accusations in it. The crimes are horrible beyond belief, if they are true. Secondly, I don't see how they can fail to recognize a soldier's obligation to obey orders. That's the code I've live by all my life.

I was indicted on two federal conspiracies.

My wife was on the Ten Most Wanted list. That's what fascism was going to look like. That's what it did look like.

All of Hollywood is run on one assumption: That women will watch stories about men, but men won't watch stories about women. It is a horrible indictment of our society of we assume that one half of our population is just not interested in the other half.

Normally a grand jury will indict a ham sandwich if a prosecutor asks it to.

Japan has a low crime rate, unless you count the fact that approximately every fifteen minutes the entire Cabinet gets indicted for taking bribes.

To reverence the impersonal creation instead of the personal God who created us is a perversion designed for escaping moral accountability to the Creator. God indicts those who worship the creation instead of its Creator (Rom 1:18-23); and warns of the corruption of morals and behavior which results.

When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.

[The Player is] not a truthful indictment of Hollywood.

It's much uglier than I portrayed it, but nobody would've been interested if I'd shown just how sadistic, cruel and self-orientated it is.

I would that my photographs might be, not the coverage of a news event, but an indictment of war.

A grand jury would 'indict a ham sandwich,' if that's what you wanted.

You have to understand that once an indictment has been signed, all countries that are signature to the U.N. charter will hand a person straight over. You dont have to go through the normal extradition process.

The Oscar nominations are out, and they're so white a grand jury has decided not to indict them.

Capitalism stands its trial before judges who have the sentence of death in their pockets. They are going to pass it, whatever the defense they may hear; the only success victorious defense can possibly produce is a change in the indictment.

The grand jury, composed of 12 eminent New Orleans citizens, heard our evidence and indicted the defendant for participation in a conspiracy to assassinate John Kennedy.

When the Muslims deliver the indictment of the American system, it is not the white man per se that is being doomed.

Even the most conservative must realize that the recent transformation of surplus from an individual to a national disaster implies a scathing indictment of our capitalist system as it has now developed.

I'm often asked why there is such a great variation among sentences imposed by Texas judges. I can only quote the Texas judge who was asked why a killer sometimes doesn't even get indicted and a cattle thief can get ten years. The judge answered: "A lot of fellows ought to be shot, but we don't have any cows that need stealin".

The indictment, in a lot of ways, that was the turning point.

That D.C. grand jury investigation of Abramoff can't go on forever. Eventually the lawyers at the Public Integrity Section will go to their bosses with some decisions about just who they want to indict. That's when Al Gonzales will have to show his cards.

Job's forthright indictment of the injustice of this world is surely right.

The ways of the world are weird and much more unpredictable than either scientists or theologians generally make things look.

My position is that serious and good art has always existed to help, to serve, humanity. Not to indict. I don’t see how art can be called art if its purpose is to frustrate humanity. To make humanity uncomfortable, yes. But intrinsically to be against humanity, that I don’t take.