Quotes and Sayings about Punishment



"If the Old Testament were a reliable guide in the matter of capital punishment, half the people in the United States would have to be killed tomorrow."
- Steve Allen
(Related: People, Old, Punishment, states, Tomorrow, United)

"I knew quite well, when I gave the names of our agents in the Soviet Union, that I was exposing them to the full machinery of counterespionage and the law, and then prosecution and capital punishment."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Law, Names, Punishment)

"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
(Related: God, Grace, Hell, May, Punishment, Saints)

"Well I certainly have learned and I hope I'm moving on and certainly two years of prison was a terrible punishment."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Hope, Prison, Punishment, Years)

"No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Power, Time, Crime, First, Punishment)

"The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness."
- Aristotle
(Related: Men, Fear, Evil, Punishment)

"The way the terrorist is trained to operate, especially the suicide terrorists, makes punishment and the threat of punishment far less valuable to those who would prevent the crime."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Crime, Punishment, Suicide)

"I am passionately opposed to capital punishment, and I have been all my life."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: Life, Punishment)

"Punishment is justice for the unjust."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Justice, Punishment)

"It is not the punishment but the cause that makes the martyr."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Cause, Martyr, Punishment)

"Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment."
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Related: Habits, Punishment)

"Hatred is self-punishment."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Hatred, Self)

"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
(Related: Imprisonment, Punishment, State)

"All punishment is mischief; all punishment in itself is evil."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Evil, Punishment)

"To sin offers repentance and forgiveness; not to sin offers only punishment."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Forgiveness, Punishment, Repentance, Sin)

"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
(Related: Thought, Hell, Man, Punishment)

"Purity is not imposed upon us as though it were a kind of punishment, it is one of those mysterious but obvious conditions of that supernatural knowledge of ourselves in the Divine, which we speak of as faith. Impurity does not destroy this knowledge, it slays our need for it."
- Georges Bernanos
(Related: Faith, Knowledge, Obvious, Punishment, Purity, Supernatural)

"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
(Related: Authority, May, Obedience, Punishment, Self, Will)

"The English sent all their bores abroad, and acquired the Empire as a punishment."
- Edward Bond
(Related: English, Punishment)

"Death is not only an unusually severe punishment, unusual in its pain, in its finality and in its enormity, but is serves no penal purpose more effectively than a less severe punishment."
- William J. Brennan
(Related: Death, Purpose, Pain, Punishment)

"The principle inherent in the clause that prohibits pointless infliction of excessive punishment when less severe punishment can adequately achieve the same purposes invalidates the punishment."
- William J. Brennan
(Related: Punishment)

"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
(Related: Company, Crime, Harm, Punishment)

"Admitting weakness seems to be such a severe psychic threat for Bush that when he makes a mistake it's safer just to reinforce it. The strategy creates a perverse system of rewards and punishments."
- Tina Brown
(Related: Mistake, Strategy, Weakness)

"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
(Related: Peace, Possibility, Punishment, Writer)

"It seems proper, at all events, that by an early enactment similar to that of other countries the application of public money by an officer of Government to private uses should be made a felony and visited with severe and ignominious punishment."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Government, Money, Countries, Events, Public, Punishment)

"God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation."
- John Calvin
(Related: God, Glory, Justice, Mercy, Merit, Punishment, Race, Salvation, Sin)

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

"The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Thought, Gods, Labor, Punishment, Reason, Weight)

"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
(Related: God, Possibility, Punishment)

"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
(Related: Sex, People, Crime, Punishment, Sin)

"If the executioner goes, my package will never be made public. If he doesn't go, it will be made public exactly fifty years from the day the bill for a moratorium on capital punishment is defeated."
- Caryl Chessman
(Related: Day, Public, Punishment, Will, Years)

"Catholicism is not a soothing religion. It's a painful religion. We're all gluttons for punishment."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: Religion, Catholicism, Punishment)

"Just vengeance does not call for punishment."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Punishment, Vengeance)

"The bizarre world of cards is a world of pure power politics where rewards and punishments are meted out immediately."
- Ely Culbertson
(Related: Politics, Power, Bizarre, Cards, World)

"The method of collective punishment so far has proved effective."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Punishment)

"Punishment cannot heal spirits, can only break them."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Punishment, Spirits)

"Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Talent, Celebrity, Merit, Punishment)

"Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence."
- Dorothy Dix
(Related: Soul, Confession, Grave, Punishment, Secrets, Silence, Weakness)

"Guilt always hurries towards its complement, punishment; only there does its satisfaction lie."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Lie, Guilt, Punishment, Satisfaction)

"First of all, you look at Rocky films now, and if that isn't a cartoon series there isn't any cartoon series. I mean there's no way anybody is going to take that amount of punishment in fifteen rounds."
- Charles S. Dutton
(Related: First, Now, Punishment)

"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
(Related: Crime, Punishment)

"And then ESPN fired me. I did not think that was a fitting punishment."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Punishment)

"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: People, Fear, Hope, Punishment, Reward)

"AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals; it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Society, God, Punishment)

"I wish you to inform the Court that my absence, though deliberate, is not intended in any way to be disrespectful. Nor is it prompted by any fear of the punishment which might be inflicted on me."
- Bram Fischer
(Related: Fear, Absence, Court, Punishment)

"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
(Related: People, Fight, May, Now, Punishment, Regret)

"The long and distressing controversy over capital punishment is very unfair to anyone meditating murder."
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Related: Controversy, Murder, Punishment)

"I can take more punishment than anyone in the business."
- Ric Flair
(Related: Business, Punishment)

"Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Charity, Crime, Cure, Poverty, Punishment, Wrong)

"By the fulfillment of my legal and moral duty I think I have earned punishment just as little as the tens of thousands of dutiful German officials who have now been imprisoned only because they carried out their duties."
- Wilhelm Frick
(Related: Legal, Duty, Fulfillment, Now, Punishment)

"Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal."
- Elizabeth Fry
(Related: Crime, Punishment, Reform, Revenge)

"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
(Related: Baseball, Cause, Crime, Effect, Motive, Punishment, Result, World)

"Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Love, Justice, Law, Punishment, Surrender)

"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 Gandhi
(Related: Love, Power, Fear, Punishment)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Decisions, Judges, Now, Punishment, Years)

"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
(Related: Son, Daughter, Old, Punishment)

"I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it's half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me."
- Althea Gibson
(Related: People, Help, Punishment)

"In hell there is no other punishment than to begin over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Hell, Punishment)

"We genuinely believe to this day that it was an honest genuine mistake and we never imagined the punishment would be eight months. The precedent dictated that it was unlikely to be that. We don't regret he played for that period."
- David Gill
(Related: Mistake, Day, Months, Punishment, Regret)

"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
(Related: Punishment, Saying)

"I kind of think I'm going to live a long life as a punishment."
- Jessica Hahn
(Related: Life, Punishment)

"Everywhere among the English-speaking race criminal justice was rude, and punishments were barbarous; but the tendency was to do away with special privileges and legal exemptions."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Legal, English, Justice, Race)

"Nearly 60 years ago, the international community made a commitment to put an end to the crime of genocide by ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Commitment, Community, Crime, End, Genocide, Nations, Prevention, Punishment, United, Years)

"Capital punishment is our society's recognition of the sanctity of human life."
- Orrin Hatch
(Related: Life, Society, Punishment)

"A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Funny, Man, Punishment)

"It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll; I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul."
- William Ernest Henley
(Related: Soul)

"Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: Punishment)

"Punishment is lame, but it comes."
- George Herbert
(Related: Punishment)

"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
(Related: Cause, Effect, Law, Punishment, Reward, Righteousness)

"Two of the cruelest, most primitive punishments our town deals out to those who fall from favor are the empty mailbox and the silent telephone."
- Hedda Hopper
(Related: Deals)

"Suicide is possible, but not probable; hanging, I trust, is even more unlikely; for I hope that, by the time I die, my countrymen will have become civilised enough to abolish capital punishment."
- Laurence Housman
(Related: Time, Trust, Hope, Punishment, Suicide, Will)

"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
(Related: Power, Punishment)

"A state that suppresses all freedom of speech, and which by imposing the most terrible punishments, treats each and every attempt at criticism, however morally justified, and every suggestion for improvement as plotting to high treason, is a state that breaks an unwritten law."
- Kurt Huber
(Related: Criticism, Freedom, Improvement, Law, Speech, State, Treason)

"There are no rewards or punishments - only consequences."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Consequences)

"In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Nature, Consequences)

"Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Happiness, Punishment, Result, Reward, Suffering)

"Vice Is like a fury to the vicious mind, And turns delight itself to punishment."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Delight, Mind, Punishment, Vice)

"I would like to see capital punishment suppressed in all democracies."
- Lionel Jospin
(Related: Punishment)

"This is his first punishment, that by the verdict of his own heart no guilty man is acquitted."
- Juvenal
(Related: Heart, First, Man, Punishment)

"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
(Related: Life, Hinduism, Fate, Punishment, Wrongs)

"Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Effect, Pain, Punishment, Shame)

"Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit."
- Eli Khamarov
(Related: Crime, Poverty, Punishment)

"The school was prone to dishing out punishments for anything creative that didn't fit with expectation - I just followed the logic and figured the folk club was probably much the same."
- David Knopfler
(Related: Expectation, Folk, Logic, School)

"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
(Related: Authorship, College, Gravity, Punishment)

"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
(Related: American, Nothing, Punishment, Suffering, Wrong)

"There must be no worse punishment to a totalitarian nation than the withdrawal of capital."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Nation, Punishment)

"This system of encouragement proves serviceable as a preventive of punishment, the attainment of the tickets being a reward, the forfeiture of them the reverse; and, as such, boys seem often more affected by their loss than by coercion."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Being, Boys, Encouragement, Loss, Punishment, Reward)

"Sleep is a reward for some, a punishment for others. For all, it is a sanction."
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
(Related: Punishment, Reward, Sleep)

"The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Spiritual)

"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
(Related: Punishment, Right, Routine)

"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
(Related: Love, God, Infinite, Past, Punishment)

"I should not regret a fair and full trial of the entire abolition of capital punishment."
- James Madison
(Related: Punishment, Regret)

"I think capital punishment works great. Every killer you kill never kills again."
- Bill Maher
(Related: Punishment)

"According to Islamic principles, when a man is accused of heresy, he is given the choice between repentance and punishment."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Choice, Heresy, Man, Principles, Punishment, Repentance)

"All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice."
- Joseph De Maistre
(Related: Love, Justice, Pain, Punishment)

"When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart."
- Horace Mann
(Related: Heart, Fear, Grief, Needs, Punishment, Repentance, Tears)

"If you're going to do something wrong, do it big, because the punishment is the same either way."
- Jayne Mansfield
(Related: Punishment, Wrong)

"It is from the traditional family that we absorb those universal ideals and principles which are the teaching of Jesus, the bedrock of our religious faith. We are taught the difference between right and wrong, and about the law, just punishment and discipline."
- Kamisese Mara
(Related: Family, Faith, Discipline, Difference, Ideals, Law, Principles, Punishment, Religious, Right, Teaching, Wrong)

"There are a lot of messages that need to be sent to the criminal who is out there dealing in this on the streets of the United States. We need to send the message of swiftness and certain punishment."
- Bill McCollum
(Related: Punishment, states, United)

"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
(Related: Fear, Behavior, Open, Punishment, Question)

"This country is becoming increasingly authoritarian. It's based on capital punishment."
- Kate Millett
(Related: Country, Punishment)

"Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it."
- Hannah More
(Related: Opera, Punishment, Sin)

"We are born knowing nothing and with much striving we learn but a little; yet all the while we are bound by laws that hearken to no plea of ignorance, and measure out their rewards and punishments with calm indifference."
- Paul Elmer More
(Related: Ignorance, Indifference, Laws, Measure, Nothing)

"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
(Related: History, Punishment, Suffering)

"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
(Related: Life, Afterlife, Children, Hell, Misery, Punishment, Sin)

"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
(Related: Mother, Childhood, Hell, Punishment)

"But I knew if I ran I'd never be able to sing, so I had to take my punishment."
- Aaron Neville
(Related: Punishment)

"Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles... respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law... or, in a word justice."
- Max Nordau
(Related: Equality, Life, Civilization, Justice, Law, Principles, Property, Punishment, Respect, Word)

"Let's reintroduce corporal punishment in the schools - and use it on the teachers."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Punishment, Schools, Teachers)

"I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment."
- George Orwell
(Related: Education, Doubt, Punishment)

"Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay."
- Ovid
(Related: Death, Delay, Punishment)

"The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men."
- Plato
(Related: Government, Men, Punishment)

"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
(Related: Idea, Ideas, Income, Liberal, Mind, Punishment, Respect, Responsibility, Vote)

"Wickedness is its own punishment."
- Francis Quarles
(Related: Punishment, Wickedness)

"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
(Related: Work, God, Fear, End, Expectation, Punishment, Reward, World)

"Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others."
- Jules Renard
(Related: Success, Failure, Laziness, Punishment)

"Shame is a fitter and generally a more effectual punishment for a child than beating."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Punishment, Shame)

"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
(Related: Food, Consequences, Man, Punishment, Woman)

"Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Crime, Prevention, Punishment)

"Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure."
- George Sand
(Related: Work, Strength, Man, Pleasure, Punishment, Reward)

"Capital punishment is the source of many an argument, both good and bad."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Argument, Punishment)

"The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Conscience, First, Punishment, Sin)

"A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Punishment)

"The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Punishment)

"An absolutely necessary part of a writer's equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself."
- Irwin Shaw
(Related: Talent, Ability, Punishment, World, Writer)

"Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Nature, Fault, Punishment)

"As long as you have capital punishment there is no guarantee that innocent people won't be put to death."
- Paul Simon
(Related: Death, People, Punishment)

"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
(Related: Men, Crime, Homosexuality, Prison, Punishment, Russia, Waiting, Years)

"I propose a Constitutional Amendment providing that, if any public official, elected or appointed, at any level of government, is caught lying to any member of the public for any reason, the punishment shall be death by public hanging."
- L. Neil Smith
(Related: Death, Government, Lying, Public, Punishment, Reason)

"Evil gains work their punishment."
- Sophocles
(Related: Work, Evil, Punishment)

"All persons harboring or secreting the conspirators or aiding their concealment or escape, will be treated as accomplices in the murder of the President and shall be subject to trial before a military commission, and the punishment of death."
- Edwin M. Stanton
(Related: Death, Military, Murder, President, Punishment, Will)

"Let's not talk punishment."
- George Steinbrenner
(Related: Punishment, Talk)

"Love or not, I wouldn't subject a wife to the road. It's punishment."
- Billy Strayhorn
(Related: Love, Wife, Punishment, Road)

"He who is in evil, is also in the punishment of evil."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Evil, Punishment)

"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
(Related: Men, Guilt, Mind, Now, Punishment, Responsibility)

"The word nobody wants to use, but you see if you are here illegally, that's the punishment, deportation."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Punishment, Word)

"Countries and states which have capital punishment have a much higher rate of murder and crime than countries that do not, so that makes sense to me, and the moral question - I struggle with it morally."
- Charlize Theron
(Related: Countries, Crime, Murder, Punishment, Question, Sense, states, Struggle)

"The bill neither confers nor abridges the rights of anyone but simply declares that in civil rights there shall be equality among all classes of citizens and that all alike shall be subject to the same punishment."
- Lyman Trumbull
(Related: Equality, Civil rights, Punishment)

"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
(Related: Act, Ignorance, May, Punishment, Theory)

"But this is not to say that the society which inflicts capital punishment commits murder."
- Benjamin Tucker
(Related: Society, Murder, Punishment)

"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
(Related: Society, Murder, Punishment)

"There is no greater glory than love, nor any great punishment than jealously."
- Lope de Vega
(Related: Love, Glory, Punishment)

"Fear follows crime and is its punishment."
- Voltaire
(Related: Fear, Crime, Punishment)

"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
(Related: Men, Fear, Blame, Punishment, Smiles)

"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
(Related: Crime, Party, Punishment, Woman)

"If this work can contribute in any way toward proving this, and at the same time arouse the conscience of the American people to a demand for justice to every citizen, and punishment by law for the lawless, I shall feel I have done my race a service."
- Ida B. Wells
(Related: Time, Work, People, American, Conscience, Justice, Law, Punishment, Race, Service)

"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
(Related: Dawn, Punishment, Rest, World)

"Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education."
- Zhuangzi
(Related: Education, Punishment)

"Rewards and punishments are the lowest form of education."
- Zhuang Zi
(Related: Education)