Assassination Quotes

Assassination is not argument.

Emilio Castelar y Ripoli

The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.


The weapon of the advocate is the sword of the soldier, not the dagger of the assassin

Alexander Cockburn

Assassination makes only martyrs, not converts.

Alphonse de Lamartine

Assassination: the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw

In Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Canada has at last produced a political leader worthy of assassination.

Irving Layton

Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.

Adolf Hitler

Assassination is the perquisite of princes.

European Court Cliche

There are moral as well as physical assassinations.


Assassination has never changed the history of the world.

Benjamin Disraeli

Character assassination is at once easier and surer than physical assault; and it involves far less risk for the assassin. It leaves him free to commit the same deed over and over again, and may, indeed, win him the honors of a hero in the country of his victims.

Alan Barth

The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It's over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam.

James Graham Ballard
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