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35 Punishment Quotes

Punishment is the imposition of a penalty for a crime or offence. Punishments in human society is a very ancient concept. According to many religions we human used to live in havens before sent to to this Earth as punishment of our ancestors. This is a collection of 35 quotes on punishment and punishment sayings.


Punishment is justice for the unjust. - Augustine of Hippo
Punishment is a vital need of the human soul. - Simone Weil
The power of punishment is to silence, not to confute. - Samuel Johnson
Divine punishment is at once followed by Divine pity. - Joseph H. Hertz
Let the punishment be proportionate to the offense. - Cicero
Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal. - Elizabeth Fry
It is not the punishment but the cause that makes the martyr. - Saint Augustine
Punishment renders autonomy of conscience impossible. - Jean Piaget
No punishment is so terrible as prosperous guilt. - William Ellery Channing
The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else. - George Bernard Shaw
Punishment cannot heal spirits, can only break them. - Barbara Deming
Punishments erode relationships and moral growth. - Alfie Kohn
There must be no worse punishment to a totalitarian nation than the withdrawal of capital. - Jerzy Kosinski
Punishment closely follows guilt as its companion. - Horace
All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice. - Joseph de Maistre
Fear of punishment diminishes self-esteem and goodwill. - Marshall B. Rosenberg
The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men. - Plato
Punishment is the root of violence on our planet. - Marshall B. Rosenberg
All punishment is mischief; all punishment in itself is evil. - Jeremy Bentham
Divine punishment are also mercies. - C. S. Lewis
Punishment is lame, but it comes. - George Herbert
A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
To expect punishment is to suffer it; and to earn it is to expect it. - Seneca
Capital punishment is our society's recognition of the sanctity of human life. - Orrin Hatch
Punishment can do a lot for criminals, and send a message to the rest of society. - Bill Bennett
Let the punishment fit the crime. - W.S. Gilbert
The method of collective punishment so far has proved effective. - Moshe Dayan
A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion. - George Washington
Punishment - The justice that the guilty deal out to those that are caught. - Elbert Hubbard
All punishments by which the human body might be maimed are barbarbarism. - Catherine the Great
Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime. - John Ruskin
The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting. - Ovid
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences. - Robert Green Ingersoll
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others. - Jules Renard
There is no immunity from the consequences of sin; punishment is swift and sure to one and all. - Hosea Ballou
The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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