Quotes of Butcher

“ I think the killers get far too much attention. ”

- Douglas Coupland

“ But I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am my own executioner. ”

- John Donne

“ Saddam Hussein also challenged President Bush to a debate. The Butcher of Baghdad vs. the Butcher of the English language. ”

- Jay Leno

“ But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers. ”

- Bible

“ What a kid I got, I told him about the birds and the bee and he told me about the butcher and my wife. ”

- Rodney Dangerfield

“ I'm not a good butcher but I've had to learn to carve the joint. People expect a new look. ”

- Margaret Thatcher

“ Crime butchers innocence to secure a throne, and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime. ”

- Maximilien Robespierre

“ I make two movies a year to take care of the butcher and the baker and the school fees. Then I try to write, but it's not that easy. Acting is what's easy. ”

- David Niven

“ Asking a critic to name his favorite book is like asking a butcher to name his favorite pig. ”

- John McCarthy

“ Only the slow reader will notice the odd crowd of images-flier, butcher, seal-which have gathered to comment on the aims and activities of the speeding reader, perhaps like gossips at a wedding. ”

- William H. Gass

“ I can get a great look at a t-bone steak by shoving my head up a bull's ass but I'd rather take the butchers word for it. ”

- Chris Farley

“ Be a terror to the butchers, that they may be fair in their weight; and keep hucksters and fraudulent dealers in awe, for the same reason. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ One should stick to the sort of thing for which one was made; I tried to be an herbalist, whereas I should keep to the butcher's trade. ”

- Jean de La Fontaine

“ If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business. And let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher's cleaver. ”

- Lord Byron

“ Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers. ”

- Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire

“ As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with an irrational fear of life become publishers. ”

- Cyril Connolly

“ The squabbles among linguists remind me of a saying of my mother-in-law, a retired farmer's wife.When the chickens start cannibalizing one another, the only thing to do is to butcher the lot or sell them to someone else and start over. ”

- John McCarthy

“ I did not know then how much was ended. When I look back now from this high hill of my old age, I can still see the butchered women and children lying heaped and scattered all along the crooked gulch as plain as when I saw them with eyes still young. And I can see that something else died there in the bloody mud, and was buried in the blizzard… ”

- Black Elk

“ The common good of a collective — a race, a class, a state — was the claim and justification of every tyranny ever established over men. Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive. Has any act of selfishness ever equaled the carnage perpetrated by disciples of altruism? Does the fault lie in men's hypocrisy or in the nature of the principle? The most dreadful butchers were the most sincere… ”

- Ayn Rand

“ Compassion and shame come over one who considers how precarious is the origin of the proudest of living beings: often the smell of a lately extinguished lamp is enough to cause a miscarriage. And to think that from such a frail beginning a tyrant or butcher may be born! You who trust in your physical strength, who embrace the gifts of fortune and consider yourself not their ward but their son, you who have a domineering spirit, you who consider yourself a god as soon as success swells your breast, think how little could have destroyed you! ”

- Pliny the Elder
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