„Western paradigm brands this criminal.“
— Jacob Zuma, On page 22 of the 88-page submission to the National Prosecution Authority (NPA), drafted by Jacob Zuma's legal representative Michael Hulley in 2009, as reflected in an NPA analysis document, South Africa – Zuma argues corruption has no victims and only a “Western” paradigm https://africajournalismtheworld.com/tag/zuma-corruption-has-no-victime/, City Press (12 October 2014)
„I've become a free-for-all brand. I hope they come out with a rule that they can't use a person's name without paying him for it!“
— Shahrukh Khan Indian actor, producer and television personality 1965
„Annie, are you OK?
Annie, are you OK?
Are you OK, Annie?
You've been hit by, you've been struck by
A smooth criminal.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
„Libertarianism holds that the only proper role of violence is to defend person and property against violence, that any use of violence that goes beyond such just defense is itself aggressive, unjust, and criminal“
— Murray N. Rothbard American economist of the Austrian School, libertarian political theorist, and historian 1926 - 1995
„We will find them anywhere on the planet and punish them. Our Air Force’s military work in Syria must not simply be continued. It must be intensified in such a way that the criminals understand that vengeance is inevitable.“
— Vladímir Putin President of Russia, former Prime Minister 1952
2015-11-17, vowing to retaliate against the Islamic militants responsible for the destruction of a Russian airliner over the Sinai on October 31, 2015. http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/russians-up-strikes-in-french-fury/159736.html
„My boys may charge me with all they want. The main thing is, it helps them. They are not evil and no criminals. They are the products of total war, grown up on the streets of scattered towns without any education! The only thing [they] knew was to handle weapons for the Dream of [the] Reich. They were young people with a hot heart and the desire to win or to die, according to the word: right or wrong—my country!“
— Joachim Peiper SS officer 1915 - 1976
Letter to Willis Everett, July 4, 1946. Parker, Hitler's Warrior, chapter 14, citing Everett Papers in note 5.
„No man can be judged a criminal until he be found guilty; nor can society take from him the public protection, until it have been proved that he has violated the conditions on which it was granted. What right, then, but that of power, can authorise the punishment of a citizen, so long as there remains any doubt of his guilt? The dilemma is frequent. Either he is guilty, or not guilty. If guilty, he should only suffer the punishment ordained by the laws, and torture becomes useless, as his confession is unnecessary. If he be not guilty, you torture the innocent; for, in the eye of the law, every man is innocent, whose crime has not been proved.“
— Cesare Beccaria jurist, philosopher and politician from Italy 1738 - 1794
„The trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him, and that the many were neither perverted nor sadistic, that they were, and still are, terribly and terrifyingly normal. From the viewpoint of our legal institutions and of our moral standards of judgment, this normality was much more terrifying than all the atrocities put together, for it implied — as had been said at Nuremberg over and over again by the defendants and their counsels — that this new type of criminal, who is in actual fact hostis generis humani, commits his crimes under circumstances that make it well-nigh impossible for him to know or to feel that he is doing wrong.“
— Hannah Arendt Jewish-American political theorist 1906 - 1975