Thoughtful Quotes page 10

I regard the death penalty as a savage and immoral institution that undermines the moral and legal foundations of a society. I reject the notion that the death penalty has any essential deterrent effect on potential offenders. I am convinced that the contrary is true -- that savagery begets only savagery.
Andrei Sakharov
As one whose husband and mother-in-law have both died the victims of murder assassination, I stand firmly and unequivocally opposed to the death penalty for those convicted of capital offenses. An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed of retaliation. Justice is never advanced in the taking of a human life. Morality is never upheld by legalized murder.
Coretta Scott King
Cynics are made, not born.
Karl Marx
Are we alone in an uncaring universe, or is God some kind of wiseguy?
Matt Groening
It's a funny old world!
Pride only hurts. It never helps.
Pulp Fiction
The worst tempered people I have ever met were those who knew that they were wrong.
Wilson Mizner
Your enemy is never a villain in his own eyes. Keep this in mind, it may offer a way to make him your friend. If not, you can kill him without hate -- and quickly.
Lazarus Long
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Bertrand Russell
Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
Charles Reade
If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.
Herman Hesse
Maybe this world is another planet's hell.
Aldous Huxley
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read a book of quotations.
Winston Churchill
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Anais Nin
When I look back on all the worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never happened.
Winston Churchill
Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.
James Russell Lowell
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
Napolean Bonaparte

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