Smooth runs the water, where the brook is deep; And in his simple show he harbours treason.
In monarchy the crime of treason may admit of being pardoned or lightly punished, but the man who dares rebel against the laws of a republic ought to suffer death.Samuel Adams
As for myself, my course is clear. A British subject I was born — a British subject I will die. With my utmost effort, with my latest breath, will I oppose the ‘veiled treason’ which attempts by sordid means and mercenary proffers to lure our people from their allegiance.john a. macdonald
We have no more right to decline the exercise of jurisdiction which is given, than to usurp that which is not given. The one or the other would be treason to the constitution.john marshall
They do not ill, being lords of ours, to slay Me; nay, they could not spare: but thee to slay, To spill thy strong young life for truth to me, In all men's eyes would mark them monstrous:;: thou Must live, and serve my slayers, and serving them Sustain my memory by the proof if God Shall give thee grace to prove it that thy name, Thy father's name and mine, in true men's ears Rings truth, and means not treason.algernon charles swinburne
Corporations cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicate, for they have no souls.edward coke
Curse on his virtues! they've undone his country. Such popular humanity is treason.joseph addison
But treason is not owned when 'tis descried; Successful crimes alone are justified.john dryden
T'abhor the makers, and their laws approve, Is to hate traitors and the treason love.john dryden
A millennial belief in a Holy God may have the effect of deepening the soul, but it is also obviously archaic, and modern influences would presently bring me up to date and reveal how antiquated my origins were. To turn away from those origins, however, has always seemed to me an utter impossibility. It would be a treason to my first consciousness to un-Jew myself.Saul Bellow
While soldiers were winning victories, so-called labor leaders were engaged in high treason.werner von blomberg
They (corporations) cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed nor excommunicate, for they have no souls.edward coke
Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humour?
So do your duty, boys, and join with prideServe your country in her suicideFind the flags so you can wave goodbyeBut just before the end even treason might be worth a tryThis country is too young to dieI declare the war is overIt's over, it's over.phil ochs
We have come to a point where it is loyalty to resist, and treason to submit.carl schurz
As success converts treason into legitimacy, so belief converts fiction into fact, and "nothing is but what is not."samuel laman blanchard
Most people would define treason as a betrayal of one's country or sovereign. In my book, the book of natural law, treason is properly defined as a betrayal of one's countrymen and, in particular, the betrayal of the individual's right to life, liberty and property. (To your question, yes, this renders almost all politicians traitors by definition.)ilana mercer
If you maintain a consistent political position long enough, you will eventually be accused of treason.
Though those that are betray'd Do feel the treason sharply, yet the traitor Stands in worse case of woe.william shakespeare
Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep; And in his simple show he harbours treason.william shakespeare
All men should have a drop of treason in their veins, if the nations are not to go soft like so many sleepy pears.Dame Rebecca formerly Cecily Isabel Fairfield West
Flight, in criminal cases, is itself a crime. If an innocent man flies for treason or felony, he forfeits all his goods and chattels. Outlawry, in a capital case, is as a conviction for the crime: And many men who never were tried have been executed upon the outlawry.
Most people would define treason as a betrayal of one's country or sovereign. In my book, the book of natural law, treason is properly defined as a betrayal of one's countrymen and, in particular, the betrayal of the individual's right to life, liberty and property. (To your question, yes, this renders almost all politicians traitors by definition.)
No more than a hyena abandons carrion does a Marxist abandon treason.
In peace and honour rest you here, my sons; Rome's readiest champions, repose you here in rest, Secure from worldly chances and mishaps! Here lurks no treason, here no envy swells, Here grow no damned drugs, here are no storms, No noise, but silence and eternal sleep: In peace and honour rest you here, my sons!
His eyesAll radiant with glad surprise,Looked forward through the CenturiesAnd saw the seeds which sages castIn the world’s soil in cycles pastSpring up and blossom at the last;Saw how the souls of men had grown,And where the scythes of Truth had mownClear space for Liberty’s white throne;Saw how, by sorrow tried and proved,The blackening stains had been removedForever from the land he loved;Saw treason crushed and Freedom crowned,And clamorous Faction, gagged and bound,Gasping its life out on the ground.
treason is but trusted like the fox Who, ne'er so tame, so cherish'd and locked up, Will have a wild trick of his ancestors.william shakespeare