i ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. they always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. there you go. i think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
ellen degeneres (via world-realities)
Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr (via world-realities)
But what then is capital punishment but the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal’s deed, however calculated it may be, can be compared? For there to be equivalence, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal who had warned his victim of the date at which he would inflict a horrible death on him and who, from that moment onward, had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not encountered in private life.
Albert Camus, writer, philosopher, Nobel laureate (1913-1960)
When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
Voltaire (via world-realities)