Quotes

The Japanese have five different ways to say ‘thank you’ — and every one of them translates literally as resentment, in various degrees. Would that English had the same built-in honesty on this point!

Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein

An innocent man is … someone who bleeds a lot.

Deuteronomy 19:10
  1. That innocent blood be not shed in thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee.
Deuteronomy 19:13
  1. Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with thee.
Deuteronomy 21:8
  1. Be merciful, O LORD, unto thy people Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and lay not innocent blood unto thy people of Israel’s charge. And the blood shall be forgiven them.
Deuteronomy 21:9
  1. So shalt thou put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you, when thou shalt do that which is right in the sight of the LORD.
1 Samuel 19:5
  1. For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the LORD wrought a great salvation for all Israel: thou sawest it, and didst rejoice: wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause?
1 Kings 2:31
  1. And the king said unto him, Do as he hath said, and fall upon him, and bury him; that thou mayest take away the innocent blood, which Joab shed, from me, and from the house of my father.
2 Kings 21:16
  1. Moreover Manasseh shed innocent blood very much, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another; beside his sin wherewith he made Judah to sin, in doing that which was evil in the sight of the LORD.
2 Kings 24:4
  1. And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.
Psalms 94:21
  1. They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
Psalms 106:38
  1. And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
Proverbs 1:11
  1. If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
Proverbs 6:17
  1. A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
Isaiah 59:7
  1. Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.
Jeremiah 7:6
  1. If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt:
Jeremiah 22:17
  1. But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.
Jeremiah 26:15
  1. But know ye for certain, that if ye put me to death, ye shall surely bring innocent blood upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon the inhabitants thereof: for of a truth the LORD hath sent me unto you to speak all these words in your ears.
Joel 3:19
  1. Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.
Jonah 1:14
  1. Wherefore they cried unto the LORD, and said, We beseech thee, O LORD, we beseech thee, let us not perish for this man’s life, and lay not upon us innocent blood: for thou, O LORD, hast done as it pleased thee.
Matthew 27:4
  1. Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
Matthew 27:24
  1. When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.

King James Bible

And if criminals are the price we must pay for rebels, heretics, and geniuses, I’m willing to pay it. I demand the price be paid.

> Are criminals the only possible payment? Can’t you have geniuses without criminals?

You can’t have geniuses and saints without having people far outside the norm, and I don’t see how you can have such things on only one side of the norm. There is bound to be a certain symmetry.

Golan Trevize, in Foundation and Earth

The real trick is finding those calibrated rain-clouds.

After watching a college professor and his student cover two blackboards with equations to determine the water drainage of a certain field.

Hydrology Course

There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof (because the woman is going to kill him for it) are the ways of death.

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