Punishment Quotes

Suicide--the only offence against the Laws for which men cannot devise a punishment.

ABRAHAM MILLER

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.

Ambrose Bierce

Hatred is self-punishment. Hatred it the coward's revenge for being intimidated.

Hosea Ballou

Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay.

Ovid

Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped, but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Who with a little cannot be content, endures an everlasting punishment.

Robert Herrick

Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.

Robert G Ingersoll

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.

Wu Ming Fu

Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.

Albert Einstein

In hell there is no other punishment than to begin over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime.

Andre Gide

For long ages, too, no notice whatever was taken of the criminals sin; he was regarded as harmful, not guilty, and looked upon as a piece of destiny; and the criminal on his side took his punishment as a piece of destiny which had overtaken him, and bore it with the same fatalism ... In general we may say that punishment tames the man, but does not make him better.

Georg Morris Cohen Brandes

Most people approve of capital punishment, but most people wouldn't do the hangman's job.

GEORGE ORWELL

I think capital punishment works great. Every killer you kill never kills again.

Bill Mahe

And capital punishment, however ineffective it may be and through whatever ignorance it may be resorted to, is a strictly defensive act, - at least in theory.

Benjamin Tucker

Capital punishment is our society's recognition of the sanctity of human life.

Orrin Hatch

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

Oscar Wilde

Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given, but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority, not a self-control which enhances our self-respect.

Bruno Bettelheim

Just vengeance does not call for punishment.

Pierre Corneille

Vices are their own punishment

Aesop

Punishment of a miser - to pay the drafts of his heir in his tomb.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Fear follows crime, and is its punishment

Voltaire

Let us have compassion for those under chastisement. Alas, who are we ourselves? Who am I and who are you? Whence do we come and is it quite certain that we did nothing before we were born? This earth is not without some resemblance to a gaol. Who knows but that man is a victim of divine justice? Look closely at life. It is so constituted that one senses punishment everywhere.

Victor Hugo

I was pulled over in Massachusetts for reckless driving. When brought before the judge, I was asked if I knew what the punishment for drunk driving in that state was. I said, "I don't know... reelection to the Senate?

Emo Philips

Here an attempt is made to explain suffering: the outcaste of traditional Hinduism is held to deserve his fetched fate; it is a punishment for the wrongs he did in a previous life.

Walter Kaufmann
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