Saturday, December 30, 2006


An Englishman who was wrecked on a strange shore andwandering along the coast . . . came to a gallowswith a victim hanging on it, and fell down on hisknees and thanked God that he at last beheld a signof civilization. --James A. Garfield (1831-1881) (House of Representatives speech, June 15, 1870)

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

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