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Elizabeth Fry Quotes and Sayings

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Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
- Elizabeth Fry

Oh Lord, may I be directed what to do and what to leave undone.
- Elizabeth Fry

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

Justice that love gives is a surrender,
justice that law gives is a punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment
and the other by acts of love. Power based on love
is a thousand times more effective and permanent
then the one derived from fear of punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Correcting bad habits cannot be done
by forbidding or punishment.
- Robert Baden-Powell (the founder of scouting)

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

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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

Work is not man's punishment.
It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
- George Sand

To believe in a just law of cause and effect,
carrying with it a punishment or a reward,
is to believe in righteousness.
- Ernest Holmes

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

Just vengeance does not call for punishment.
- Pierre Corneille

Was it not enough punishment and suffering in history
that we were uprooted and made helpless slaves not
only in new colonial outposts but also domestically.
- Robert Mugabe

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

Sleep is a reward for some, a punishment for others.
For all, it is a sanction.
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

I contend that it's impossible to read the Sermon on
the Mount and not come out against capital punishment.
- Tony Campolo

This country is becoming increasingly authoritarian.
It's based on capital punishment.
- Kate Millett

If you're going to do something wrong,
do it big, because the punishment is the same either way.
- Jayne Mansfield

In my childhood I always felt that I was treated unjustly,
without a mother, sick, and with the threat of punishment
in Hell hanging over my head.
- Edvard Munch

And capital punishment, however ineffective it may
be and through whatever ignorance it may be resorted to,
is a strictly defensive act, - at least in theory.
- Benjamin Tucker

Punishment is lame, but it comes.
- George Herbert

Evil gains work their punishment.
- Sophocles

Let's not talk punishment.
- George Steinbrenner

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure
for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.
- Henry Ford

There must be no worse punishment to a totalitarian
nation than the withdrawal of capital.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Guilt always hurries towards its complement,
punishment; only there does its satisfaction lie.
- Lawrence Durrell

It is not the punishment but the cause that makes the martyr.
- Saint Augustine

As long as you have capital punishment there is no
guarantee that innocent people won't be put to death.
- Paul Simon

Routine physical punishment such as spanking teaches
a toddler that might makes right and that it is fine
to hit when one is stronger and can get away with it.
- Alicia F. Lieberman

Going to the opera, like getting drunk,
is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.
- Hannah More

What becomes a crime deserving capital punishment when
the tables are turned is a matter of small moment when
the negro woman is the accusing party.
- Ida B. Wells

Capital punishment is our society's recognition of
the sanctity of human life.
- Orrin Hatch

I am passionately opposed to capital punishment,
and I have been all my life.
- Richard Attenborough

Punishment is now unfashionable...
because it creates moral distinctions among men,
which, to the democratic mind, are odious.
We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful
individual responsibility.
- Thomas Szasz

Punishment is justice for the unjust.
- Saint Augustine

Love or not, I wouldn't subject a wife to the road.
It's punishment.
- Billy Strayhorn

According to Islamic principles, when a man is accused of heresy,
he is given the choice between repentance and punishment.
- Naguib Mahfouz

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

God ceases to be God only for those who can admit the
possibility of His non-existence,
and that conception is in itself the most severe punishment they can suffer.
- Giacomo Casanova

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

I should not regret a fair and full trial of the entire
abolition of capital punishment.
- James Madison

Catholicism is not a soothing religion.
It's a painful religion.
We're all gluttons for punishment.
- Madonna Ciccone

The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I can take more punishment than anyone in the business.
- Ric Flair

I didn't really escape that gravity until I moved 300
miles south to go to college at 18,
where authorship no longer seemed something liable
to induce vengeful punishment.
- David Knopfler

Hatred is self-punishment.
- Hosea Ballou

That thing of hell and eternal punishment is the most absurd,
as well as the most disagreeable thought that ever
entered into the head of mortal man.
- George Berkeley

Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education.
- Zhuangzi

That the saints may enjoy their beatitude and the grace
of God more abundantly they are permitted to see the
punishment of the damned in hell.
- Thomas Aquinas

Fear follows crime, and is its punishment.
- Voltaire

The idea that you earn things - that you earn respect,
that you earn income, responsibility.
the vote, punishment...
these ideas are anathema to the liberal mind.
- Dennis Prager

Confession is always weakness.
The grave soul keeps its own secrets,
and takes its own punishment in silence.
- Dorothy Dix

They have shrunk from inquiry, though they have strained after punishment.
I have in every shape dared the one,
that I might,
so far as lay in my power, be able to secure the other.
- Joseph Howe

No game in the world is as tidy and dramatically neat as baseball,
with cause and effect, crime and punishment,
motive and result, so cleanly defined.
- Paul Gallico

Fines are preferable to imprisonment and other types
of punishment because they are more efficient.
With a fine, the punishment to offenders is also revenue to the State.
- Gary Becker

What grieves me most in my past offenses,
O my loving God, is not so much the punishment I have deserved,
as the displeasure I have given You,
Who are worthy of infinite love.
- Alphonsus Liguori

He who is in evil, is also in the punishment of evil.
- Emanuel Swedenborg

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

To work without attachment is to work without the expectation
of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next.
Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.
- Ramakrishna

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

Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault
the punishment it deserves.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

I have also seen it stated that Capital punishment
is murder in its worst form.
I should like to know upon what principle of human
society these assertions are based and justified.
- Benjamin Tucker

There is no greater glory than love,
nor any great punishment than jealously.
- Lope de Vega

To sin offers repentance and forgiveness;
not to sin offers only punishment.
- Jose Bergamin

Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given,
but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority,
not a self-control which enhances our self-respect.
- Bruno Bettelheim

Vice Is like a fury to the vicious mind,
And turns delight itself to punishment.
- Ben Jonson

To be misunderstood can be the writer's punishment
for having disturbed the reader's peace.
The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding.
- Anatole Broyard

I doubt whether classical education ever has been or
can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment.
- George Orwell

Ever since Eve started it all by offering Adam the apple,
woman's punishment has been to supply a man with food
then suffer the consequences when it disagrees with him.
- Helen Rowland

Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument
in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.
- John Ruskin

Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins,
but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.
- Matthew Henry


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