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Murder Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Murder

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It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war
is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein

Related topics: Values Government Political

Character is always known.
Thefts never enrich;
alms never impoverish;
murder will speak out of stone walls.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

Dieting is murder on the road.
Show me a man who travels and I'll show you one who eats.
- Bruce Froemming

 

Man has no right to kill his brother.
It is no excuse that he does so in uniform:
he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Murder is not the crime of criminals,
but that of law-abiding citizens.
- Emmanuel Teney

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Murder begins where self-defense ends.
- Georg Buchner

Fascism is capitalism plus murder.
- Upton Sinclair

What the detective story is about is not murder but
the restoration of order.
- P. D. James

John Brown was tried for treason, murder,
and inciting slaves to insurrection.
- John Sergeant Wise

Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on;
its delight is murder,
and its end is despair.
- Friedrich Schiller

Certainly, the murder of civilians for political statement
did not just begin on September 11,
2001.
- Cliff Stearns

Someone once told me that every minute a murder occurs,
so I don't want to waste your time, I know you want to go back to work.
- Alfred Hitchcock

If you tie a man's hands there is nothing moral about
his not committing murder.
- Auberon Herbert

The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression.
It is possible to lie, and even to murder,
with the truth.
- Alfred Adler

We must now make clear to Lebanon that it will not benefit from U.S.
assistance and support as long as it harbors this brutal terrorist and murder.
- Jim DeMint

It is surely easier to confess a murder over a cup
of coffee than in front of a jury.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

Ritual murder is referred to in court files which are located in Rome.
There are pictures in it which show that in 23 cases,
the Church itself has dealt with the question.
- Julius Streicher

The white man's victory soon became complete by fraud,
violence, intimidation and murder.
- Ida B. Wells

Mars, when guilty of homicide, and set free from the
charge of murder by the Athenians through favour,
lest he should appear to be too fierce and savage,
committed adultery with Venus.
- Lactantius

I was on Murder She Wrote with Angela Lansbury.
She was fantastic...
she was lovely to everyone, she was always on time,
prepared.
- Jane Badler

The difference between humans and wild animals is that
humans pray before they commit murder.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

The long and distressing controversy over capital punishment
is very unfair to anyone meditating murder.
- Geoffrey Fisher

Probably the toughest time in anyone's life is when
you have to murder a loved one because they're the devil.
- Emo Philips

Solo concerts are murder, I find; I don't like doing them.
- Derek Bailey

Well, I think storytellers have always found murder a fascinating device.
- Donna Tartt

I do not believe in terrorism, violence,
destruction, murder, pre-emption, or War.
- Rosanne Cash

The liberation of those who commit murder and terrorism is unacceptable.
- Alberto Fujimori

The truth of the matter is, you lose a parent to murder
when you're 10 years old,
and in fact at the time of the murder you hate your lost parent,
my mother in my case.
- James Ellroy

There is no question at all that Manson was sending Tex,
Sadie, Katie, and Linda out on his mission of murder.
- Vincent Bugliosi

It takes two to make a murder.
There are born victims, born to have their throats cut,
as the cut-throats are born to be hanged.
- Aldous Huxley

Every unpunished murder takes away something from the
security of every man's life.
- Daniel Webster

You know that murder is wicked.
If you saw your master kill a man, do you suppose this
would be any excuse for you,
if you should commit the same crime?
- Jupiter Hammon

Mortals are easily tempted to pinch the life out of
their neighbour's buzzing glory,
and think that such killing is no murder.
- George Eliot

Murder, like talent, seems occasionally to run in families.
- George Henry Lewes

The facts of a person's life will, like murder,
come out.
- Norman Sherry

We could not guard every water pipeline from being
blown up and every tree from being uprooted.
We could not prevent every murder of a worker in an
orchard or a family in their beds.
- Moshe Dayan

Any government that supports, protects or harbours
terrorists is complicit in the murder of the innocent
and equally guilty of terrorist crimes.
- George W. Bush

How strange it is that murder has the sanction of law
in one and only one of the human relationships,
and that is the most important of all,
that of nation to nation.
- Paul Harris

Police are reluctant to label a murder as a possible serial homicide.
- Pat Brown

I say a murder is abstract.
You pull the trigger and after that you do not understand anything that happens.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having,
possibly, the direst consequences: suicide.
Or murder.
- Susan Sontag

Every one with this writ may be a tyrant;
if this commission be legal,
a tyrant in a legal manner, also, may control,
imprison, or murder any one within the realm.
- James Otis

These people have served a longer sentence than some
people who have committed murder.
- Jeff Greenfield

The greatest crime in a Shakespeare play is to murder the king.
- Alex Cox

War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity,
brutish callousness, wanton destruction,
and irresponsible murder.
- Alexander Berkman

Twilight is about getting older and relationships -
not about a murder mystery.
It's about love when you reach a certain age;
nothing is in primary colors.
- Robert Benton

To restrict the artist is a crime.
It is to murder germinating life.
- Egon Schiele

America's state religion, is patriotism,
a phenomenon which has convinced many of the citizenry
that "treason" is morally worse than murder or rape.
- William Blum

I have also seen it stated that Capital punishment
is murder in its worst form.
I should like to know upon what principle of human
society these assertions are based and justified.
- Benjamin Tucker

Television has brought back murder into the home -
where it belongs.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Men will confess to treason, murder,
arson,
false teeth, or a wig.
How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?
- Frank Moore Colby

But this is not to say that the society which inflicts
capital punishment commits murder.
- Benjamin Tucker

Anybody who's been through a divorce will tell you that at one point.
they've thought murder.
The line between thinking murder and doing murder isn't that major.
- Oliver Stone

Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger;
it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast,
or murder thy friend.
- Akhenaton

The most loving parents and relatives commit murder
with smiles on their faces.
They force us to destroy the person we really are:
a subtle kind of murder.
- Jim Morrison

For instance, why are we terrorizing this country,
leading with murder and mayhem, when crime is actually on the decline,
as somebody, as somebody mentioned?
- Christiane Amanpour

It seems that whatever we do is somehow beyond reproach -
murder,
rape, drunk driving - as long as we go on a TV show and apologize.
- Eric Stoltz

Because I believe that abortion is murder,
I also believe that force is justified in an attempt to stop it.
- Eric Rudolph

Murder is an offensive act.
The term cannot be applied legitimately to any defensive act.
- Benjamin Tucker

I do not think that condemning people who murder and
killing them necessarily sends out the right message.
- Charlize Theron

I read true crime books, and I read when people do case studies of stuff.
I'm into books like that.
Case studies or forensics or murder -
all that good stuff.
- Tom Araya

Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession.
- W. H. Auden

Disarm, disarm.
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.
Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.
- Julia Ward Howe

With the first act of cruelty committed in the name of revolution,
with the first murder, with the first purge and execution,
we have lost the revolution.
- Kate Millett

It's like an act of murder; you play with intent to commit something.
- Duke Ellington

Political language...
is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable,
and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
- George Orwell

One murder made a villain, Millions a hero.
- Beilby Porteus

As far as thinking about death and murder and various
ways of killing people and how people die...
I probably have the most twisted mind in Slayer.
- Tom Araya

So whatever I might have started to learn at that age
was all undone by the next director and next crew in the next cheap picture,
because I was allowed to get away with murder.
- Jackie Cooper


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