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.
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
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
T'abhor the makers, and their laws approve, Is to hate traitors and the treason love.john dryden
The last temptation is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason.
treason doth never prosper, what's the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.
Pension. Pay given to state hireling for treason to his country.
This principle is old, but true as fate,—Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate.thomas dekker
Ah Franion, treason is loved of many, but the Traitor hated of all: unjust offences may for a time escape without danger, but never without revenge.Robert Greene
treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason.john harington
Caesar had his Brutus, Charles the First his Cromwell; and George the Third — ["treason!" cried the Speaker] — may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it.patrick henry
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.
This principle is old, but true as fate, Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate.thomas dekker
The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.
treason doth never prosper: what's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.
Tarquin and Cæsar had each his Brutus Charles the First, his Cromwell and George the Third ("treason!" shouted the Speaker) may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it.
For while the treason I detest, The traitor still I love.
In countries where royalty is upheld, it is a special offence to rob the crown jewels, which are the emblems of that sovereignty before which the loyal subject bows, and it is treason to be found in adultery with the Queen, for in this way may a false heir be imposed upon the State; but in our Republic, the ballot-box is the single priceless jewel of that sovereignty which we respect, and the electoral franchise, out of which are born the rulers of a free people, is the Queen whom we are to guard against pollution.
Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humour?
treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on the confession in open court.
treason is a charge invented by winners as an excuse for hanging the losers.
treason is not own'd when 'tis descried; Successful crimes alone are justified.john dryden