Men owe us what they imagine they will give us. We must forgive them this debt.
When once a certain class of people has been placed by the temporal and spiritual authorities outside the ranks of those whose life has value, then nothing comes more naturally to men than murder.
Men... ask nothing better, it would seem, than to leave their destiny, their life, and all their thoughts in the hands of a few men with a gift for the exclusive manipulation of this or that technique.
It is not the cause for which men took up arms that makes a victory more just or less, it is the order that is established when arms have been laid down.
As soon as men know that they can kill without fear of punishment or blame, they kill; or at least they encourage killers with approving smiles.