„Most Young Kings Get Their Heads Cut Off“

Last update May 31, 2018. History
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„One can cut off the head of an individual, but it is not possible to cut off the head of an economic law.“

—  Robert Hunter (author) American sociologist, author, golf course architect 1874 - 1942

Violence and the Labor Movement (1914)
Context: No one sees more clearly than the socialist that nothing could prove more disastrous to the democratic cause than to have the present class conflict break into a civil war. If such a war becomes necessary, it will be in spite of the organized socialists, who, in every country of the world, not only seek to avoid, but actually condemn, riotous, tempestuous, and violent measures. Such measures do not fit into their philosophy, which sees, as the cause of our present intolerable social wrongs, not the malevolence of individuals or of classes, but the workings of certain economic laws. One can cut off the head of an individual, but it is not possible to cut off the head of an economic law. From the beginning of the modern socialist movement, this has been perfectly clear to the socialist, whose philosophy has taught him that appeals to violence tend, as Engels has pointed out, to obscure the understanding of the real development of things.


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„Cut off the head of the snake“

—  Abdullah of Saudi Arabia former King of Saudi Arabia 1924 - 2015

Remarks on Iran http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AS02B20101129 10 December 2010.

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„I tell you we will cut off his head with the crown upon it.“

—  Oliver Cromwell English military and political leader 1599 - 1658

To Algernon Sidney, one of the judges at the trial of Charles I (December 1648)

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„If he that would summon a Parliament be of the Signoria, let his head be cut off“

—  Girolamo Savonarola Italian Dominican friar and preacher 1452 - 1498

Sermon of July 28, 1495, which historian Ludwig Pastor calls Savonarola's "sermon against the tumultuous assemblies, misnamed parliaments, which the Medici encouraged to serve their own ends", as quoted in History of the Popes (1898) by Ludwig Pastor, vol. 5, p. 209. http://books.google.com/books?id=MZ4YAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA209&dq=%22let+his+head+be+cut+off%22+savonarola&hl=en&sa=X&ei=H-ElT-DWOLGpsAKxqP2MAg&ved=0CDsQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=%22let%20his%20head%20be%20cut%20off%22%20savonarola&f=false
Context: If he that would summon a Parliament be of the Signoria, let his head be cut off; if he be not of it, let him be proclaimed a rebel and all his goods confiscated; … should the Signoria seek to call a Parliament … all may cut them to pieces without sin.

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„Cut off a wolf's head and it still has the power to bite.“

—  Hayao Miyazaki Japanese animator, film director, and mangaka 1941

Source: もののけ姫 [Mononoke hime]

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„If you cut a branch out of my forests, I'd cut your head off!“

—  Mehmed II Ottoman sultan 1432 - 1481

Source: Aşıkpaşaoğlu History

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„It took them only an instant to cut off that head, but France may not produce another like it in a century.“

—  Joseph Louis Lagrange Italian mathematician and mathematical physicist 1736 - 1813

As quoted by William Hughes, Annual Editions: Western Civilization (1997) p. 64; about the beheading of his friend Antoine Lavoisier.

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„Rome cut off the heads of Christians and they continued to reappear one way or another. Something similar happens with Marxists.“

—  Augusto Pinochet Former dictator of the republic of Chile 1915 - 2006

Speech (10 November 1995), quoted in "Las frases para el bronce de Pinochet."

Firuz Shah Tughlaq photo

„I cut off the heads of the elders of this [Hindu] sect, and imprisoned and banished the rest, so that their abominable practices were put an end to.“

—  Firuz Shah Tughlaq Tughluq sultan 1309 - 1388

Vincent Arthur Smith, The Oxford History of India: From the Earliest Times to the End of 1911 (Clarendon Press, 1920), as quoted in Spencer, Robert (2018). The history of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS.
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„Certain people in the United States are driving nails into this structure of our relationship, then cutting off the heads.“

—  Mikhail Gorbachev General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1931

As quoted in TIME magazine (9 September 1985)
Context: Certain people in the United States are driving nails into this structure of our relationship, then cutting off the heads. So the Soviets must use their teeth to pull them out.

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„He cut himself off from the Spirit of God. Whether or not we get around to holding a court doesn't matter that much; he has cut himself off from the Spirit of the Lord.“

—  Henry D. Moyle Member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 1889 - 1963

Conversation with President w:Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve driving back from Arizona and talking about a man who destroyed the faith of young people from the vantage point of a teaching position, but who had not yet been formally excommunicated. Reported in The Mantle Is Far, Far Greater Than The Intellect, a talk given by Pres. Packer at the Fifth Annual Church Educational System Religious Educators' Symposium, 22 August, 1981, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. For an official transcript see Brigham Young University Studies, Summer 1981.
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„If any one here can find a single wrong argument and can refute it, I will let him cut off my head.“

—  Xuanzang Chinese Buddhists monk, scholar, traveler, and translator 602 - 664

Quoted in Durant, Will (1963). Our Oriental heritage. New York: Simon & Schuster.

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„Since last night I've had countless threats to cut my head off. I have [contacted] police over 200 death threats. No arrests.“

—  Tommy Robinson English right-wing activist 1982

Tweet quoted in "Woolwich Beheading: EDL Leader Tommy Robinson Tweets Own Death Threats", Internation Business Times (23 May 2013) http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tommy-robinson-edl-death-threats-woolwich-terrorism-470472

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