The slanderer and the assassin differ only in the weapon they use; with the one it is the dagger, with the other the tongue. The former is worse that the latter, for the last only kills the body, while the other murders the reputation.
I count religion but a childish toy, And hold there is no sin but ignorance. Birds of the air will tell of murders past. I am asham'd to hear such fooleries! - Christopher Marlowe
We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, killings, of wars, or of hatred...If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other? - Mother Teresa
I’d never seen anything like it. First a trial, then a few murders, then dancing. Life goes on. Or, in this case, death continues. - Charlaine Harris
Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide. - John Adams
History is one war after another with a bunch of murders and natural disasters in between. - Sarah Vowell
Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill. - William Shakespeare
We must clean our national psyche from all manifestation of evil, be it kidnapping, militancy, insurgency, murders or assassinations. - Sunday Adelaja
Turns out the problem is the picture. The problem isn't the 16,000 murders each year [...]. That's not the problem. The photo is the thing. - Teodoro Petkoff
The lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and then walks grinning in the funeral.
A true opium of the people is a belief in nothingness after death - the huge solace of thinking that for our betrayals, greed, cowardice, murders we are not going to be judged. - Czesław Miłosz
In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man. - Alfred Hitchcock
Gold is worse poison to a man's soul, doing more murders in this loathsome world, than any mortal drug. - William Shakespeare
Never tell an unnecessary lie; the truth has great authority. The cleverest murders have been caught, not because they told the one essential lie, but because they continued to lie about unimportant detail when the truth could have done them no harm. - P.D. James
Specifically, I’d like to debate whether cannibalism ought to be grounds for leniency in murders, since it’s less wasteful. - Bill Watterson