Execution Quotes

A really great man is known by three signs: generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.

Otto von Bismarck

The execution of the laws is more important than the making them

Thomas Jefferson

Greatness is more than potential. It is the execution of that potential. Beyond the raw talent. You need the appropriate training. You need the discipline. You need the inspiration. You need the drive.

Eric A Burns

A feeble execution is but another phrase for a bad execution; and a government ill executed, whatever may be its theory, must, in practice, be a bad government.

Joseph Story

Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.

Theophile Gautier

An idea can be as flawless as can be, but its execution will always be full of mistakes.

Brent Scowcroft

A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution.

Dustin Hoffman

It is most necessary to avoid rusticity in any way, whether in material, design, or execution.

George Edmund Street

All our life is but a going out to the place of execution, to death

John Donne

In the final analysis, a drawing simply is no longer a drawing, no matter how self-sufficient its execution may be. It is a symbol, and the more profoundly the imaginary lines of projection meet higher dimensions, the better.

Paul Klee

This is the monstrosity in love, lady, that the will is infinite and the execution confined; that the desire is boundless, and the act a slave to limit.

William Shakespeare

I think awards in this country at this time are inappropriate to be received or given until the condition of the American Indian is drastically altered. If we are not our brother's keeper, at least let us not be his executioner.

Marlon Brando

While we keep aloof in general statements, there is little fruit to be expected; it is the hand-fight that does execution.

Joseph Alleine

Perhaps it would be sweet to be, in turn, both victim and executioner.

Charles Baudelaire

I have always used rather large execution squads, since I declined to use men who were specialists for shots in the neck (Genickschussspezialisten). Each squad shot for about one hour and was then replaced. The persons who still had to be shot were assembled near the place of the execution, and were guarded by members of those squads, which at the moment did not take part in the executions.

Paul Blobel

The nervous strain was far heavier in the case of our men who carried out the executions than in that of their victims. From the psychological point of view they had a terrible time.

Paul Blobel

Our men taking part in the executions suffered more from nervous exhaustion than those who were to be shot.

Paul Blobel

I heard the executioner was very good. And I have a little neck.

Anne Boleyn

But how shall we expect charity towards others, when we are uncharitable to ourselves? Charity begins at home, is the voice of the world, yet is every man his greatest enemy, and as it were, his own executioner.

Sir Thomas Browne

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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