Punishment Quotes

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

But this is not to say that the society which inflicts capital punishment commits murder.

Benjamin Tucker

Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment, its wars.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Well, there's no one at all, they do be saying, but is deserving of some punishment from the very minute of his birth.

Lady Gregory
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