Worth noting

October 22, 2008

It is worth noting, by the way, that the most sentimental people, who are loudest against the right to wage a just war, or execute a criminal, are just the people who are most likely to be in favour of ‘putting incurables out of their pain,’ which the commandment against murder most emphatically forbids.

— Hilaire Belloc
Characters of the Reformation (1936)

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