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.

Muhammad

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?

Marquis De Sade

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

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Men are not punished for their sins, but by them.

Elbert Hubbard

The punishment which the wise suffer, who refuse to take part in government, is to live under the government of worse men.

Plato

Men are rewarded or punished not for what they do but for how their acts are defined. That is why men are more interested in better justifying themselves than in better behaving themselves.

Thomas S. Szasz

Evil gains work their punishment.

Sophocles

Every sin brings its punishment with it.

Romanian Proverb

As the bull market goes on, people who take great risks achieve great rewards, seemingly without punishment. It's like crime without punishment or sex without sin.

Ron Chernow

It is from the traditional family that we absorb those universal ideals and principles which are the teaching of Jesus, the bedrock of our religious faith. We are taught the difference between right and wrong, and about the law, just punishment and discipline.

Kamisese Mara

Let the punishment fit the crime.

Proverb

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.

Claude Levi-Strauss

He who does not punish evil commands it to be done.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Penalty is different than punishment, because it offers something with which to regain honor.

Vanna Bonta

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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