Punishment Quotes

Failure is not our only punishment for laziness: there is also the success of others.

Jules Renard

In hell there is no other punishment than to begin over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime.

Andre Gide

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?

Gary Ryan Blair

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.

Ming Fu Wu

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

Vices are their own punishment.

Aesop

Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment.

Sir Robert Baden-Powell

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".

Friedrich Nietzsche

Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit.

Eli Khamarov

One is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted; and a community is infinitely more brutalized by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurrence of crime.

Oscar Wilde

The public has more interest in the punishment of an injury than he who receives it.

Cato the Censor

The idea of a good society is something you do not need a religion and eternal punishment to buttress; you need a religion if you are terrified of death.

Gore Vidal

The study of crime begins with the knowledge of oneself. All that you despise, all that you loathe, all that you reject, all that you condemn and seek to convert by punishment springs from you.

Henry Miller

The idea that the sole aim of punishment is to prevent crime is obviously grounded upon the theory that crime can be prevented, which is almost as dubious as the notion that poverty can be prevented.

Henry Louis Mencken

Punishment is justice for the unjust.

Saint Augustine

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

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The punishment of criminals should serve a purpose. When a man is hanged he is useless.

Voltaire

Whenever a human being, through the commission of a crime, has become exiled from good, he needs to be reintegrated with it through suffering. The suffering should be inflicted with the aim of bringing the soul to recognize freely some day that its infliction was just.

Simone Weil

Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!

Friedrich Nietzsche

When God punishes a land, he deprives it leaders of wisdom.

Italian proverb

The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.

Aristotle

Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one.

Ellen Key

Fear follows crime, and is its punishment.

Voltaire

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

Elbert Hubbard

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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