He who is in evil, is also in the punishment of evil.
Our system is the height of absurdity, since we treat the culprit both as a child, so as to have the right to punish him, and as an adult, in order to deny him consolation.
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.
Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.
To take upon oneself not punishment, but guilt - that alone would be godlike.
Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.
All in all, punishment hardens and renders people more insensible; it concentrates; it increases the feeling of estrangement; it strengthens the power of resistance.
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.
Capital punishment would be more effective as a preventive measure if it were administered prior to the crime.
Happiness is not a reward / it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment / it is a result.
Verily your deeds will be brought back to you, as if you yourself were the creator of your own punishment.
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.
In hell there is no other punishment than to begin over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime.
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?
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.
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.
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".
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