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Quotes of the Day for 15 March 2002 – Assassination

"Beware the ides of March!" That would be today. On this day in 44 BC Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate house. "Et tu, Brute?"

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The quotes:

The slanderer and the assassin differ only in the weapon they use; with the one it is the dagger, with the other the tongue. The former is worse that the latter, for the last only kills the body, while the other murders the reputation.
     - Tyron Edwards

Assassination has never changed the history of the world.
     - Benjamin Disraeli, 1804 - 1881

Rome had Caesar, a man of remarkable governing talents, although it must be said that a ruler who arouses opponents to resort to assassination is probably not as smart as he ought to be.
     - Barbara W. Tuchman, 1912 - 1989

The crime bill passed by the Senate would reinstate the Federal death penalty for certain violent crimes: assassinating the President; hijacking an airliner; and murdering a government poultry inspector.
     - Knight Ridder News Service dispatch


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