Punishment Quotes

Let the punishment be proportionate to the offense.

Marcus Tulius Cicero

Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with the other men. There is a three year waiting list.

Yakov Smirnoff

It is a smaller thing to suffer punishment than to have deserved it.

Ovid

Any punishment that does not correct, that can merely rouse rebellion in whoever has to endure it, is a piece of gratuitous infamy which makes those who impose it more guilty in the eyes of humanity, good sense and reason, nay a hundred times more guilty than the victim on whom the punishment is inflicted.

Marquis De Sade

Law is commands joined to threats of punishment.

John Austin

When you grow suspicious of a person and begin a system of espionage upon him, your punishment will be that you will find your suspicions true.

Elbert Hubbard

The long and distressing controversy over capital punishment is very unfair to anyone meditating murder

Geoffrey Fisher

Capital punishment would be more effective as a preventive measure if it were administered prior to the crime.

Woody Allen

Capital punishment kills immediately, whereas lifetime imprisonment does so slowly. Which executioner is more humane? The one who kills you in a few minutes, or the one who wrests your life from you in the course of many years?

Anton Chekhov

If we could do away with death, we wouldn’t object; to do away with capital punishment will be more difficult. Were that to happen, we would reinstate it from time to time.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The whole value of solitude depends upon one's self; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it

John Lubbock

It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.

Margaret Mead

The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.

Albert Camus†

Marijuana is self-punishing. It makes you acutely sensitive, and in this world, what worse punishment could there be?

P. J. O'Rourke

Golf: A plague invented by the Calvinistic Scots as a punishment for man's

James Reston
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