Punishment Quotes

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

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

Disgrace does not consist in the punishment, but in the crime.

Mohamed Abdel Moneim Fayed

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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