Blood, though it sleep a time, yet never dies.
To murder character is as truly a crime as to murder the body; the tongue of the slanderer is brother to the dagger of the assassin.
Murder itself is past all expiation the greatest crime, which nature doth abhor.
Nor cell, nor chain, nor dungeon speaks to the murderer like the voice of solitude.
One murder makes a villain; millions, a hero; numbers sanctify the crime.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
One to destroy, is murder by the law; to murder thousands takes a specious name—war's glorious art, and gives immortal fame.