Punishment Quotes

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

Elbert Hubbard

The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.

George Bernard Shaw

Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

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

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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