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Alfred Sutro Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Alfred Sutro

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That's the penalty we have to pay for our acts of foolishness,
someone else always suffers for them.
- Alfred Sutro

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

More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty.
- Jerry Weller

The campaign against the death penalty has been -
while a powerful campaign,
its participants have been those who attend all of the vigils,
a relatively small number of people.
- Angela Davis

 

The stiffer the penalty, the greater the message is sent.
- Lou Brock

I saw my parents as gods whose every wish must be obeyed
or I would suffer the penalty of anguish and guilt.
- Natalie Wood

Had it not been for slavery, the death penalty would
have likely been abolished in America.
Slavery became a haven for the death penalty.
- Angela Davis

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'Til the infallibility of human judgements shall have been proved to me,
I shall demand the abolition of the penalty of death.
- Marquis de Sade

The greatest battle of all is simply... Life.
This is no child's game. This is the big one -
the Super Bowl - the Game of all games.
The rules of Life are unwritten and unknown.
Perhaps, one could say that there are no rules.
The Judge has ultimate power.
She can call the game at any time - for any reason.
The penalties in the Game are completely arbitrary -
in both timing and severity.
Penalty for what, we ask?
The Judge is silent.
How can I win the Game?
"You can never win," comes the answer,
"So just take pleasure in playing the Game."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To suffer the penalty of too much haste,
which is too little speed.
- Plato

In our period, they say there is free speech.
They say there is no penalty for poets,
There is no penalty for writing poems.
They say this.
This is the penalty.
- Muriel Rukeyser

Today the House has a chance to give 25 million married
couples the best Valentine's Day gift possible,
elimination from the most unfair of taxes,
the marriage tax penalty.
- Jerry Weller

The death penalty is being applied in the United States as a fatal lottery.
- Bianca Jagger

If we are to abolish the death penalty,
I should like to see the first step taken by my friends the murderers.
- Alphonse Karr

When I think of a merry, happy, free young girl -
and look at the ailing,
aching state a young wife generally is doomed to -
which you can't deny is the penalty of marriage.
- Queen Victoria

The death penalty is discriminatory and does not do anything about crime.
- Bobby Scott

I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.
- Nancy Reagan

My penalty for rocking the boat was being traded.
- Ted Lindsay

The pressures are intense, because the rewards for
success and the penalty for failure are more and more.
- Alan Hansen

A penalty is a cowardly way to score.
- Pele

I am not a proponent of the death penalty,
but I will enforce the law as this Congress gives it to us.
- Eric Holder

I will obey every law, or submit to the penalty.
- Chief Joseph

So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption,
who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech.
- Hesiod

Always keep your composure.
You can't score from the penalty box;
and to win,
you have to score.
- Horace

The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life.
Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.
- Albert Einstein

Kids.
They're not easy.
But there has to be some penalty for sex.
- Bill Maher

Only the man who has enough good in him to feel the
justice of the penalty can be punished.
- William Ernest Hocking

It was a fair decision, the penalty,
even though it was debatable whether it was inside or outside the box.
- Bobby Charlton

Your best penalty killer is your goalie.
- Dave Allison

I'm pro-death penalty, but what I have not seen is
anybody that would mock someone on death row.
- Gary Bauer

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail;
if it were not for this penalty,
the jury would never hear the evidence.
- H. L. Mencken

The death penalty is becoming a way of life in this country.
- Dennis Miller

The lines marking a penalty area are a disgrace to
the playing fields of a public school.
- Christopher Fry

Judged by the law of England, I know this crime entails
upon me the penalty of death;
but the history of Ireland explains that crime and justifies it.
- Thomas Francis Meagher

I'm actually really opposed to the death penalty.
- Bill Paxton

Staying out of the penalty box will really help.
- Bobby Orr

The penalty of success is to be bored by people who used to snub you.
- Nancy Astor

The penalty may be removed, the crime is eternal.
- Ovid

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.
- Jonathan Shapiro

There are no opportune times for a penalty,
and this is not one of those times.
- Jack Youngblood

McVeigh's lawyer got him the death penalty,
which, quite frankly, I could have done.
- Jon Stewart

I think people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.
- Nancy Reagan

We're also the only country that has the Death Penalty.
That's something to boast about, isn't it?
- Tony Randall

The penalty for exceeding the time limit is the forfeiture of the game.
- Howard Staunton

One thing I learned a long time ago as a prosecutor
is that it's tough to get people to obey a law if there
is not penalty for breaking it.
- Roy Barnes

The penalty of success is to be bored by the attentions
of people who formerly snubbed you.
- Mary Wilson Little

I am against the death penalty.
- Andrew Cuomo

I support the death penalty.
But I also think there has to be no margin for error.
- George Ryan

What we've seen this season is that if something that
will enhance performance is available,
some players will indulge...
unless the penalty is an absolute deterrent.
- Michael Wilbon

Because the Illinois death penalty system is arbitrary and capricious -
and therefore immoral -
I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.
- George Ryan

I was personally opposed to the death penalty,
and yet I think I have probably asked for the death
penalty more than most people in the United States.
- Janet Reno

Other states are trying to abolish the death penalty...
mine's putting in an express lane.
- Ron White

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.
- Yasser Arafat

When the penalty for a policeman's mistake is to put
a criminal back out on the street,
then we are hurting America; we are hurting our law-abiding citizens.
- Gary Bauer

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.
- Janet Reno

Personally I am very much against the death penalty for several reasons.
- Alan Parker

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.
- Burke Marshall

Whatever you think of de Sade, he was a complex figure
and we should not look for easy answers with him.
He was, strangely perhaps, against the death penalty,
and he was never put in prison for murders or anything like that.
- Philip Kaufman

Under current law, there is no additional penalty for
someone who enters the United States illegally and
then commits either a crime of violence or a drug trafficking offense.
They simply come under the same penalty as we have in current law.
- John Shadegg

I submit that an individual who breaks the law
that conscience tells him is unjust
and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail
to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice,
is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

One who breaks an unjust law
that conscience tells him is unjust,
and who willingly accepts
the penalty of imprisonment
in order to arouse the conscience
of the community over its injustice,
is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.
- Antonin Scalia

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.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

When a law enforcement officer apprehends an illegal immigrant,
it makes no sense to simply release that individual
who has been breaking our laws with no threat of sanction or penalty.
- Bobby Jindal

If, during the course of the game, it be discovered
that any error or illegality has been committed in the moves of the pieces,
the moves must be retraced, and the necessary correction made,
without penalty.
- Howard Staunton

Here is my general approach to the energy companies.
You have already charged the utilities a 50 percent
credit penalty for the power they were buying from you.
You're charging us a penalty.
You're not going to get two bites of the apple here.
- Gray Davis

A far greater factor than abolishing poverty is the
deterrent effect of swift and certain consequences:
swift arrest,
prompt trial, certain penalty and - at some point -
finality of judgment.
- Warren E. Burger

The estate tax punishes years of hard work and robs
families of part of their heritage by imposing a huge
penalty on inheritance after death -
a tax on money that has already been taxed.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

More than 1.1 million taxpayers in Pennsylvania will enjoy a lower tax rate,
more than 1.4 million married couples will benefit
from the reduction in the marriage penalty,
and more than 1.1 million parents will have the advantage
of an increased child tax credit.
- Tim Murphy

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.
- Albert Camus

No period of history has ever been great or ever can
be that does not act on some sort of high,
idealistic motives, and idealism in our time has been shoved aside,
and we are paying the penalty for it.
- Alfred North Whitehead


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