Punishment Quotes

Punishment - The justice that the guilty deal out to those that are caught.

Elbert Hubbard

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

Albert Einstein

When you grow suspicious of a person and begin a system of espionage upon him, your punishment will be that you will find your suspicions true.

Elbert Hubbard

Law is commands joined to threats of punishment.

John Austin

Any punishment that does not correct, that can merely rouse rebellion in whoever has to endure it, is a piece of gratuitous infamy which makes those who impose it more guilty in the eyes of humanity, good sense and reason, nay a hundred times more guilty than the victim on whom the punishment is inflicted.

Marquis De Sade

Let the punishment fit the crime.

Proverb

It is a smaller thing to suffer punishment than to have deserved it.

Ovid

Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with the other men. There is a three year waiting list.

Yakov Smirnoff

Let the punishment be proportionate to the offense.

Marcus Tulius Cicero

In its function, the power to punish is not essentially different from that of curing or educating.

Michel Foucault

Well, there's no one at all, they do be saying, but is deserving of some punishment from the very minute of his birth.

Lady Gregory

If he who breaks the law is not punished, he who obeys it is cheated. This, and this alone, is why lawbreakers ought to be punished: to authenticate as good, and to encourage as useful, law-abiding behavior. The aim of criminal law cannot be correction or deterrence; it can only be the maintenance of the legal order.

Thomas Szasz

Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment, its wars.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

But this is not to say that the society which inflicts capital punishment commits murder.

Benjamin Tucker

Here an attempt is made to explain suffering: the outcaste of traditional Hinduism is held to deserve his fetched fate; it is a punishment for the wrongs he did in a previous life.

Walter Kaufmann

Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped, but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

The punishment of criminals should be of use; when a man is hanged he is good for nothing.

Voltaire

Every guilty person is his own hangman.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay.

Ovid

Since fresh examples and proofs could always be found of the alleged relation between guilt and punishment: if you behave in such and such a way, it will go badly with you. Now, as it generally does go badly, the allegation was constantly confirmed; and thus popular morality, a pseudo- science on a level with popular medicine, continually gained ground.

Georg Morris Cohen Brandes

Remember what punishments befell us in this world when we ourselves did not cherish learning nor transmit it to other men.

Alfred the Great

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

Mohamed Abdel Moneim Fayed

Now you fear punishment and beg for your lives, so I will let you free, if not for any other reason so that you can see the difference between a Greek king and a barbarian tyrant, so do not expect to suffer any harm from me. A king does not kill messengers.

Alexander III

I retaliated [against the calf worshippers] by visiting on them all manner of mischief, but I concluded, after some centuries of chronic relapsing on their part, that rage and punishment was not the best way to hold a clientele. It is only the most primitive of mortals who is swayed by that sort of thing.

Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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