It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not the opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed the same kind.
This is an aphorism from Aphorisms Galore!'s official collection. It was the Aphorism of the Day for 2017-10-23.
If 2 plus 2 equals 4 is truth, then death by another hand is the same.