King- Hamilton, Judge Alan ( b 1900 )'... I think he erred on the side of severity when he gave Janie Jones, the notorious madame, seven years after the jury had acquitted her'. 'Well, these things are relative of course. It all depends on what you've been acquitted of. Miss Jones was innocent of a very serious offence.
The honor a man carries in his heart cannot be explained, lass, " he said slowly. "Nor can you measure the courage of a man who will not betray his friends, even though he faces disaster himself. We've no right to question, unless we have known the same dilemma and acquitted ourselves with the same integrity.
Jan Cox Speas
Thou knowest how long and loyally I served the king in his worldly affairs. For that cause, it pleased him to promote me to the office which now I hold. When I consented, it was for the sake of the king alone. When I was elected, I was formally acquitted of my responsibilities for all that I had done as a chancellor.
That's the misconceptions that people have, that Chuck Berry went to jail. They're just totally wrong. It might have said something in the large papers in the bigger city headlines and things. But, you take a look at any of the local papers, and you will see that I was acquitted. I never went to jail.
Whatever guilt is perpetrated by some evil prompting, is grievous to the author of the crime. This is the first punishment of guilt that no one who is guilty is acquitted at the judgment seat of his own conscience.[Lat., Exemplo quodcumque malo committitur, ipsiDisplicet auctori. Prima est haec ultio, quod seJudice nemo nocens absolvitur.]
I believe that the souls of believers are at their death made perfectly holy, and immediately taken to glory: that at the end of this world there will be a resurrection of the dead, and a final judgement of all mankind, when the righteous shall be publicly acquitted by Christ the Judge and admitted to everlasting life and glory, and the wicked be sentenced to everlasting punishment.
The criminal who revolted against society hates it, and considers himself in the right; society was wrong, not he. Has he not, moreover, undergone his punishment? Accordingly he is absolved, acquitted in his own eyes. In spite of different opinions, everyone will acknowledge that there are acts which everywhere and always, under no matter what legal system, are beyond doubt criminal, and should be regarded as long as man is man.
If centralism is ultimately to prevail; if our entire system of free Institutions as established by our common ancestors is to be subverted, and an Empire is to be established in their stead; if that is to be the last scene of the great tragic drama now being enacted: then, be assured, that we of the South will be acquitted, not only in our own consciences, but in the judgment of mankind, of all responsibility for so terrible a catastrophe, and from all guilt of so great a crime against humanity.
Alexander H. Stephens
By the laws of rectitude accused Persons, however atrocious their offences, are allowed to make their defence, and by a verdict of a Jury of their Peers, they are either convicted, or acquitted. I have some times thought that we Women are hardly dealt by since strictly speaking, we cannot legally be tried by our Peers, for men are not our Peers, and yet upon their breath our guilt or innocence depends"" thus are our privileges in this, as in many other respects tyrannically abridged, and we are forced to yield to necessity.
Judith Sargent Murray
He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn't go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person's failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him.
WOKE UP THIS MORNING TOO DEPRESSED AND SHAMED TO LEAVE MY BED CAN'T STAND TO SEE MY OWN REFLECTION SO I HANG MY HEAD FEEL LIKE A DISAPPOINTMENT LIKE THE SCUM OF THE EARTH I'M SO HURT I KNOW YOU SEE I CAN'T COVER MY DIRT MY SOULS DYING HEARTS WEAK AND I CANT EVEN CRY I'M SPOSED TO RUN TO YOU BUT WHY I'M SUCH AN EVIL GUY THE SUN'S SHINING BUT FOR ME IT'S THE DARKEST OF DAYS TRY TO PRETEND IT NEVER HAPPENED BUT THE GUILT REMAINS I LEAVE THE HOUSE IT FEELS LIKE EVERYBODY KNOWS I DID IT FEEL LIKE THEY READING MY MIND AND KNOW THE SIN I COMMITTED THROUGH YOUR BLOOD I'M ACQUITTED BUT MY HEART DOESN'T GET IT OH GOD I'M DESPERATE FOR HELP CAUSE I'M GRIEVING YOUR SPIRIT I COULDN'T SING IN THE SUNDAY SERVICE, LORD I FELT FAKE AND WHEN THEY STARTED COMMUNION I JUST MADE AN ESCAPE I'M IN NEED OF YOUR GRACE/ FEELS LIKE YOU HID YOUR FACE LORD LEAD ME BACK TO CROSS AND SHOW ME MY SINS ERASED
..the past kept pricking at me and I knew that all the elements of those nineteen days in July were astir within me, like phlegm in an attack of bronchitis, waiting to come up. I had kep them buried all these years, but they were there, I knew, the more complete, the more unforgotten, for being carefully embalmed. Never, never had they seen the light of day; the slightest stirring had been stifled with a scattering of earth. My secret- the explanation of me- lay there. I take myself much too seriously, of course. What does it matter to anyone what I was like, then or now? But every man is important to himself at one time or another; my problem had been to reduce the importance, and spread it out as thinly as I could over half a century. Thanks to my interment policy I had come to terms with life, I had made a working -working was the word - arrangement with it, on the one condition that there should be no exhumation. Was it true, what I sometimes told myself, that my best energies had been given to the undertaker's art? If it was, what did it matter? Should have I acquitted myself better, with the knowledge I had now? I doubted it; knowledge may be power, but it is not resilience, or resourcefulness, or adaptability to life, still less is it instinctive sympathy with human nature; and those where qualities I possessed in 1900 in far greater measure that I possess them in 1952. Prologue, page 16