„The law which attempts a man's life [capital punishment] is impractical, unjust, inadmissible. It has never repressed crime—for a second crime is every day committed at the foot of the scaffold.“

—  Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, Die Philosophie im Boudoir

Yet Another Effort, Frenchmen, If You Would Become Republicans
Philosophy in the Bedroom (1795)

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Donatien Alphonse François de Sade Foto
Donatien Alphonse François de Sade12
französischer Adliger und Autor 1740 - 1814

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Auguste, Baron Lambermont Foto

„The slave trade has another character; it is the very denial of every law, of all social order. Man-hunting constitutes a crime of high treason against humanity. It ought to be repressed wherever it can be reached, on land as well as by sea.“

—  Auguste, Baron Lambermont Belgian politician 1819 - 1905

Quelle: New Africa; an essay on government civilization in new countries, and on the foundation, organization and administration of the Congo Free State, THE ORIENTAL SLAVE-TRADE, Page 132. https://archive.org/details/newafricaessayon00desciala/page/152/mode/2up Lambermont at the Berlin Conference.

James Iredell Foto
Priti Patel Foto

„Capital punishment [could] serve as a deterrent. I do not think we have enough deterrents in this country for criminals – let’s not forget that murders, rapists and criminals of that nature choose to commit the crimes that they commit.“

—  Priti Patel British politician 1972

Said during a Question Time debate. Quoted by the Independent. Priti Patel MP: Who is the new Treasury minister who supports death penalty and rejects plain packaging for cigarettes? https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/priti-patel-mp-who-is-the-new-treasury-minister-who-supports-death-penalty-and-rejects-plain-9608096.html (15 July 2014)
2014

Emil M. Cioran Foto

„To have committed every crime but that of being a father.“

—  Emil M. Cioran, buch The Trouble With Being Born

The Trouble With Being Born (1973)
Quelle: The Trouble with Being Born

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David Dinkins Foto

„I haven't committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law.“

—  David Dinkins former mayor of New York City 1927

quoted by By Rudolf Melik in The Rise of the Project Workforce: Managing People and Projects in a Flat World (Page 57).

Aurangzeb Foto

„…I have committed numerous crimes, and know not with what punishments I may be seized…“

—  Aurangzeb Sixth Mughal Emperor 1618 - 1707

To Kaum Buksh Also in Sources of Indian Traditions: Modern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh https://books.google.com/books?id=w8qJAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA4 p. 4 Also in Imperial Identity in Mughal Empire: Memory and Dynastic Politics in Early Modern Central Asia https://books.google.com/books?id=7PS6PrH3rtkC&pg=PA134 p. 134 Also in The Rajpoot Tribes Vol.2 by Charles Metcalfe, p. 305
Quotes from late medieval histories

Ramnath Goenka Foto

„I have committed every crime in the Indian Penal Code, except murder.“

—  Ramnath Goenka Indian politician 1904 - 1991

In Quotations by 60 Greatest Indians, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology http://resourcecentre.daiict.ac.in/eresources/iresources/quotations.html,

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Samuel Adams Foto

„In monarchy the crime of treason may admit of being pardoned or lightly punished, but the man who dares rebel against the laws of a republic ought to suffer death.“

—  Samuel Adams American statesman, Massachusetts governor, and political philosopher 1722 - 1803

Arguing for a Riot Act which prohibited 12 or more persons from congregating in public and which empowered county sheriffs to kill rioters, during debates prompted by Shays' Rebellion (1786 - 1787) and the death sentences given to many of the rebels; as quoted in Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States http://libcom.org/a-peoples-history-of-the-united-states-howard-zinn/5-a-kind-of-revolution (1980) Chapter 5 : A kind of Revolution; also quoted in "Completing the American Revolution" by Norman D. Livergood http://www.hermes-press.com/completing.htm

Abu Hamid al-Ghazali Foto

„A grievous crime indeed against religion has been committed by the man who imagines that Islam is defended by the denial of the mathematical sciences.“

—  Abu Hamid al-Ghazali Persian Muslim theologian, jurist, philosopher, and mystic 1058 - 1111

The Deliverance from Error https://www.amazon.com/Al-Ghazalis-Path-Sufism-Deliverance-al-Munqidh/dp/1887752307, p: 34

J. Howard Moore Foto
Martin Luther King, Jr. Foto

„It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes; but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

1960s, The Role of the Behavioral Scientist in the Civil Rights Movement (1967)
Kontext: A profound judgment of today's riots was expressed by Victor Hugo a century ago. He said, 'If a soul is left in the darkness, sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but he who causes the darkness.' / The policymakers of the white society have caused the darkness; they create discrimination; they structured slums; and they perpetuate unemployment, ignorance and poverty. It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes; but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society. When we ask Negroes to abide by the law, let us also demand that the white man abide by law in the ghettos.

Larry Niven Foto

„Stupidity is always a capital crime.“

—  Larry Niven American writer 1938

The Fourth Profession (p. 183)
Short fiction, A Hole in Space (1974)

Napoleon I of France Foto

„A king is sometimes obliged to commit crimes; but they are the crimes of his position.“

—  Napoleon I of France French general, First Consul and later Emperor of the French 1769 - 1821

Political Aphorisms, Moral and Philosophical Thoughts (1848)

James A. Garfield Foto

„This amendment supplies that defect, and allows Congress to correct the unjust legislation of the States, so far that the law which operates upon one man shall operate equally upon all. Whatever law punishes a white man for a crime shall punish the black man precisely in the same way and to the same degree. Whatever law protects the white man shall afford equal protection to the black man. Whatever means of redress is afforded to one shall be afforded to all. Whatever law allows the white man to testify in court shall allow the man of color to do the same.“

—  James A. Garfield American politician, 20th President of the United States (in office in 1881) 1831 - 1881

1870s, Speech in the House of Representatives (1871)
Kontext: I can hardly believe that any person can be found who will not admit that every one of these provisions is just. They are all asserted, in some form or other, in our Declaration or organic law. But the Constitution limits only the action of Congress, and is not a limitation on the States. This amendment supplies that defect, and allows Congress to correct the unjust legislation of the States, so far that the law which operates upon one man shall operate equally upon all. Whatever law punishes a white man for a crime shall punish the black man precisely in the same way and to the same degree. Whatever law protects the white man shall afford equal protection to the black man. Whatever means of redress is afforded to one shall be afforded to all. Whatever law allows the white man to testify in court shall allow the man of color to do the same. These are great advantages over their present codes. Now different degrees of punishment are inflicted, not on account of the magnitude of the crime, but according to the color of the skin. Now color disqualifies a man from testifying in courts or being tried in the same way as white men.

Vittorio Alfieri Foto

„Disgrace does not consist in the punishment, but in the crime.“

—  Vittorio Alfieri, Antigone

Non nella pena,
Nel delitto è la infamia.
Antigone, I, 3; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 148.

Thomas Hobbes Foto

„So that every Crime is a sinne; but not every sinne a Crime.“

—  Thomas Hobbes, buch Leviathan

The Second Part, Chapter 27, p. 151
Leviathan (1651)

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