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Punishment Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Punishment

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

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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

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

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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

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


 

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

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

Well I certainly have learned and I hope I'm moving
on and certainly two years of prison was a terrible punishment.
- Jeffrey Archer

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

Let's not talk punishment.
- George Steinbrenner

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

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

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

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

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

A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.
- Ernest Hemingway

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

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

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

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

Punishment is lame, but it comes.
- George Herbert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disgrace does not consist in the punishment,
but in the crime.
- Vittorio Alfieri

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

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

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

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

The English sent all their bores abroad,
and acquired the Empire as a punishment.
- Edward Bond

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Evil gains work their punishment.
- Sophocles

Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay.
- Ovid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I think capital punishment works great.
Every killer you kill never kills again.
- Bill Maher

I kind of think I'm going to live a long life as a punishment.
- Jessica Hahn

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

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

I'm currently raising a 15 year old son and an 18 year old daughter,
which a guess is my punishment for a wild youth!
- Gil Gerard

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

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

If in my fight I can encourage even some people to
understand and to abandon policies they now so blindly follow,
I shall not regret any punishment I may incur.
- Bram Fischer

Failure is not our only punishment for laziness;
there is also the success of others.
- Jules Renard

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


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