There's nothing like a hanging in the morning to clear a man's
thoughts. Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in
a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.-- Samuel Johnson,
"The Life of Samuel Johnson" (1791)
Hanging one scoundrel, it appears, does not deter the next. Well,
what of it? The first one is at least disposed of. - H. L. Mencken
When the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.
--The Bible, Proverbs 11:10 NIV