Punishment Quotes

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 is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.

John Ruskin

To take upon oneself not punishment, but guilt - that alone would be godlike.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.

Mahatma Gandhi

All in all, punishment hardens and renders people more insensible; it concentrates; it increases the feeling of estrangement; it strengthens the power of resistance.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

Woody Allen

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

Robert Green Ingersoll

He who is in evil, is also in the punishment of evil.

Emanuel Swedenborg

Verily your deeds will be brought back to you, as if you yourself were the creator of your own punishment.


Vices are their own punishment.


Punishment is justice for the unjust.

Saint Augustine

There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The revolution must end and the republic must begin. In our constitution, right must take the place of duty, welfare that of virtue, and self-defense that of punishment. Everyone must be able to prevail and to live according to ones own nature.

Karl Georg Bchner

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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