The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
Today, society does not talk about hell. It's as if it did not exist, but it does. There is eternal punishment for those who sin and do not repent.
In hell there is no other punishment than to begin over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime.
Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
The effects of our actions may be postponed but they are never lost. There is an inevitable reward for good deeds and an inescapable punishment for bad. Meditate upon this truth, and seek always to earn good wages from Destiny.
Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
Who with a little cannot be content, endures an everlasting punishment.
Legislation to create a new 10 percent tax bracket, reduce the marriage penalty, cut the tax rate on dividends and capital gains, and increase the child tax credit have been essential elements in this economic expansion.
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Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay.
Hatred is self-punishment. Hatred it the coward's revenge for being intimidated.
REPENTANCE, n. The faithful attendant and follower of Punishment. It is usually manifest in a degree of reformation that is not inconsistent with continuity of sin.
Suicide--the only offence against the Laws for which men cannot devise a punishment.
To believe in a just law of cause and effect, carrying with it a punishment or a reward, is to believe in righteousness.
Punishment - The justice that the guilty deal out to those that are caught.
The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.
Murder is a horror, but an often necessary horror, never criminal, which it is essential to tolerate in a republican State. Is it or is it not a crime? If it is not, why make laws for its punishment? And if it is, by what barbarous logic do you, to punish it, duplicate it by another crime?
Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness: there is also the success of others.
Every choice carries a consequence. For better or worse, each choice is the unavoidable consequence of its predecessor. There are not exceptions. If you can accept that a bad choice carries the seed of its own punishment, why not accept the fact that a good choice yields desirable fruit?
Vices are their own punishment.
Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment.
The broad effects which can be obtained by punishment in man and beast, are the increase of fear, the sharpening of the sense of cunning, the mastery of the desires; so it is that punishment tames man, but does not make him "better".
One is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted; and a community is infinitely more brutalized by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurrence of crime.
The public has more interest in the punishment of an injury than he who receives it.