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Punishment Quotes

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

Related topics: Inspirational Life Human-Nature Psychology Movie Forgiveness

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

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

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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

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

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

The long and distressing controversy over capital punishment
is very unfair to anyone meditating murder.
- Geoffrey Fisher

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

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

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

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

And then ESPN fired me.
I did not think that was a fitting punishment.
- Gregg Easterbrook

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

Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
- Emily Dickinson

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

Homelessness is a part of our American system.
There should be nothing wrong with this condition as
long as the individual is not sentenced to unnecessary
suffering and punishment.
- Jerzy Kosinski

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

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

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

Evil gains work their punishment.
- Sophocles

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

Shame is a fitter and generally a more effectual punishment
for a child than beating.
- Samuel Richardson

Let's reintroduce corporal punishment in the schools -
and use it on the teachers.
- P. J. O'Rourke

A punishment to some, to some a gift,
and to many a favor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

I would like to see capital punishment suppressed in all democracies.
- Lionel Jospin

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

AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals;
it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals.
- Jerry Falwell

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

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

But I knew if I ran I'd never be able to sing,
so I had to take my punishment.
- Aaron Neville

This is his first punishment, that by the verdict of
his own heart no guilty man is acquitted.
- Juvenal

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

All punishment is mischief; all punishment in itself is evil.
- Jeremy Bentham

The method of collective punishment so far has proved effective.
- Moshe Dayan

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

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

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

Just vengeance does not call for punishment.
- Pierre Corneille

Capital punishment is the source of many an argument,
both good and bad.
- Marilyn vos Savant

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

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

The word nobody wants to use, but you see if you are here illegally,
that's the punishment, deportation.
- Tom Tancredo

Hatred is self-punishment.
- Hosea Ballou

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

Punishment cannot heal spirits, can only break them.
- Barbara Deming

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

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

The punishment should fit the crime and if a doctor
or drug company does harm knowingly or negligently
to a patient they should be compensated to make them whole.
- Corrine Brown

As soon as men know that they can kill without fear of punishment or blame,
they kill; or at least they encourage killers with approving smiles.
- Simone Weil

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

Now, I - for several years while I was researching this book,
I felt quite obsessed by thoughts about sentencing,
punishment, how judges arrive at their decisions.
- Helen Garner

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

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

I wanted to show that crime doesn't pay.
If you are saved and accept the Lord,
you cannot use that as an excuse to avoid punishment.
- Robert Duvall

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

Let's not talk punishment.
- George Steinbrenner

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

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

I learned early about the misery and dangers of life,
and about the afterlife, about the external punishment
which awaited the children of sin in Hell.
- Edvard Munch

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

Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence.
Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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


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