I die innocent of all the crimes laid to my charge; I pardon those who have occasioned my death; and I pray to God that the blood you are going to shed may never be visited on France.— Louis XVI of France
Tremendous War Crimes quotations
All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.
The question is not whether there is intelligent life out there, the question is, whether there is intelligent life down here. As long as you have war, police, prisons, crime, you are in the early stages of civilization.
I am quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood. I had, as I now think vainly, flattered myself that without very much bloodshed it might be done.
We talk about civilization as though it's a static state.
There are no civilized people yet, it's a process that's constantly going on... As long as you have war, police, prisons, crime, you are in the early stages of civilization.
We've committed many war crimes in Vietnam - but I'll tell you something interesting about that. We were committing war crimes in World War II, before the Nuremberg trials were held and the principle of war crimes was stated.
The Syrian civil war is a "crime initiated by the United States and the Zionist regime, Israel."
Dropping those atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a war crime.
Was not war itself a crime against God and humanity, and therefore, were not all those who sanctioned, engineered and conducted wars, war criminals?
War is mankind's most tragic and stupid folly;
to seek or advise its deliberate provocation is a black crime against all men. Though you follow the trade of the warrior, you do so in the spirit of Washington - not of Genghis Khan. For Americans, only threat to our way of life justifies resort to conflict.
The propaganda system allows the U.S. Ieadership to commit crimes without limit and with no suggestion of misbehavior or criminality; in fact, major war criminals like Henry Kissinger appear regularly on TV to comment on the crimes of the derivative butchers.
That's Anil's path. She grows up in Sri Lanka, goes and gets educated abroad, and through fate or chance gets brought back by the Human Rights Commission to investigate war crimes.
War is the greatest of all crimes; and yet there is no aggressor who does not color his crime with the pretext of justice.
Amin is the shame of the whole world.
The fact that he managed to rule so long and commit so many crimes was only possible thanks to the hypocrisy of the East and the West who were waging the Cold War for world domination.
The worst crimes were dared by a few, willed by more and tolerated by all.
The horror of the Holocaust is not that it deviated from human norms;
the horror is that it didn't. What happened may happen again, to others not necessarily Jews, perpetrated by others, not necessarily Germans. We are all possible victims, possible perpetrators, possible bystanders.
In 'Tarahumara' land, there was no crime, war or theft.
There was no corruption, obesity, drug addiction, greed, wife-beating, child abuse, heart disease, high blood pressure, or carbon emissions. They didn't get diabetes, or depressed, or even old: 50-year-olds outran teenagers.
War should be made a crime, and those who instigate it should be punished as criminals.
An aggressive war is the great crime against everything good in the world.
A defensive war, which must necessarily turn to aggressive at the earliest moment, is the necessary great counter-crime. But never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime. Ask the infantry and ask the dead.
Oh Liberty! Liberty! What crimes are committed in your name!
The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy.
There was a war crimes trial because an American prisoner had been shot trying to escape. He had obviously been recaptured and shot, and that violated the Geneva Convention.
I do not feel guilty of any war crimes, I have only done my duty as an intelligence organ, and I refuse to serve as an ersatz for Himmler.
Crime is contagious....if the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for the law.
War is mankind's most tragic and stupid folly;
to seek or advise its deliberate provocation is a black crime against all men.
To ... not prepare is the greatest of crimes; to be prepared beforehand for any contingency is the greatest of virtues.
... the Armenian massacre was the greatest crime of the war, and the failure to act against Turkey is to condone it ... the failure to deal radically with the Turkish horror means that all talk of guaranteeing the future peace of the world is mischievous nonsense.
Admittedly or not, conscious or unconscious, the poetic state, a transcendent experience of life, is what the public is fundamentally seeking through love, crime, drugs, war, or insurrection.
Funny that all of Nixon's crimes - anonymous campaign cash, wiretapping, undeclared wars - are all legal now. Discuss.
Organized crime constitutes nothing less than a guerilla war against society.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
The Armenian massacre was the greatest crime of the war.
Crime stories are our version of sitting round a camp fire and telling tales.
We enjoy being scared under safe circumstances. That's why there's no tradition of crime writing in countries that have wars.
As long as there is unemployment, war, crime and all things that go to the infliction of man's inhumanity to man, regardless - there is much to be done, and people need to work together.