Top 30 Capital Punishment Quotes

In this post, you will find great Capital Punishment Quotes from famous people, such as Kate Millett, Raj Thackeray, Benjamin Tucker, Bill Maher, Charlize Theron. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

This country is becoming increasingly authoritarian. It

This country is becoming increasingly authoritarian. It’s based on capital punishment.
The last issue I remember where a president was involved was in the capital punishment of 1993 blasts convict Yaqub Memon. Otherwise, in your life, in my life, how does a president make a difference? Has a president ever stated his point of view on anything?
But this is not to say that the society which inflicts capital punishment commits murder.
I think capital punishment works great. Every killer you kill never kills again.
Countries and states which have capital punishment have a much higher rate of murder and crime than countries that do not, so that makes sense to me, and the moral question – I struggle with it morally.
Capital punishment is the source of many an argument, both good and bad.
I knew quite well, when I gave the names of our agents in the Soviet Union, that I was exposing them to the full machinery of counterespionage and the law, and then prosecution and capital punishment.
And capital punishment, however ineffective it may be and through whatever ignorance it may be resorted to, is a strictly defensive act, – at least in theory.
There’s only one reason to be crucified under the Roman Empire, and that is for treason or sedition. Crucifixion, we have to understand, was not actually a form of capital punishment for Rome. In fact, it was often the case that the criminal would be killed first and then crucified.
It’s time to join the ranks of nations that have put the ugliness of capital punishment behind them.
Everybody believes that capital punishment is wrong, but when they look at certain cases, they’re quick to say, ‘Put them to death,’ or scream ‘capital punishment.’
I wanted to say I don’t agree with capital punishment.
I am passionately opposed to capital punishment, and I have been all my life.
I could not become an American citizen. I would not like to become a citizen of a country that has capital punishment.
Capital punishment is neither cruel nor unusual.
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.
I’m always theoretically opposed to capital punishment as a matter of policy; like, I don’t believe a state should put its citizens to death.
I don’t agree with capital punishment as it is now, because too often mistakes are made. But I think that if you eliminate the mistakes, then there are times when it is justified.
The American people have determined that the good to be derived from capital punishment – in deterrence, and perhaps most of all in the meting out of condign justice for horrible crimes – outweighs the risk of error.
Capital punishment is an appropriate punishment for rape.
I should not regret a fair and full trial of the entire abolition of capital punishment.
As long as you have capital punishment there is no guarantee that innocent people won‘t be put to death.
Suicide is possible, but not probable; hanging, I trust, is even more unlikely; for I hope that, by the time I die, my countrymen will have become civilised enough to abolish capital punishment.
The long and distressing controversy over capital punishment is very unfair to anyone meditating murder.
Geoffrey Fisher
Capital punishment is our society’s recognition of the sanctity of human life.
One of the more difficult tasks for me as president was to decide on the issue of confirming capital punishment awarded by courts… to my surprisealmost all cases which were pending had a social and economic bias.
If the executioner goes, my package will never be made public. If he doesn’t go, it will be made public exactly fifty years from the day the bill for a moratorium on capital punishment is defeated.
Caryl Chessman
What becomes a crime deserving capital punishment when the tables are turned is a matter of small moment when the negro woman is the accusing party.
My wife runs the charity Reprieve, and so rendition, droning, and capital punishment are very much the topics of our dinner table because of that.
Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.