Punishment quotes

  • If we consider how greatly he has sinned against the masses in the course of the centuries, how he has squeezed and sucked the blood again and again; if furthermore, we consider how the people gradually learned to hate him for this, and ended up by regarding his existence as nothing but punishment of Heaven for the other peoples, we can understand how hard this shift must be for the Jew.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Hate #Blood #Punishment

  • Vices are their own punishment
    -- Aesop

    #Life #Wisdom #Punishment

  • Evil never goes unpunished, Monsieur. But the punishment is sometimes secret.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Punishment #Evil #Secret

  • Paying tax should be framed as a glorious civic duty worthy of gratitude - not a punishment for making money.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Gratitude #Punishment #Paying Taxes

  • I'm sure if the punishment fits the crime, or is more severe, you're going to start stamping out a lot of things that are going on in football.
    -- Alan Curbishley

    #Football #Punishment #Fit

  • 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

    #Punishment #Race #Justice

  • Capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Punishment #Death Penalty #Murder

  • 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

    #Fall #Rocks #Punishment

  • Capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal's deed, however calculated can be compared. For there to be an equivalency, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal who had warned his victim of the date at which he would inflict a horrible death on him and who, from that moment onward, had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not encountered in private life.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Death #Punishment #Dying

  • My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver, especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Law #Punishment #Ideas

  • Capital punishment in my view achieved nothing except revenge.
    -- Albert Pierrepoint

    #Revenge #Views #Punishment

  • 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

    #Commitment #Years #Punishment

  • One of the principal functions of a friend is to suffer (in a milder and symbolic form) the punishments that we should like, but are unable, to inflict upon our enemies.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Punishment #Enemy #Suffering

  • 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

    #Law #Punishment #Names

  • The President of the United States would be liable to be impeached, tried, and upon conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors, removed from office; and would afterwards be liable to prosecution and punishment in the ordinary course of law. The person of the King of Great Britain is sacred and inviolable: There is no constitutional tribunal to which he is amenable, no punishment to which he can be subjected without involving the crisis of a national revolution.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Kings #Law #Punishment

  • Now you fear punishment and beg for your lives, so I will let you free, if not for any other reason so that you can see the difference between a Greek king and a barbarian tyrant, so do not expect to suffer any harm from me. A king does not kill messengers.
    -- Alexander the Great

    #Kings #Army #Punishment

  • If I offered you a thousand dollars to take off your shoes, you'd very likely accept--and then I could triumphantly announce that 'rewards work.' But as with punishments, they can never help someone develop a *commitment* to a task or action, a reason to keep doing it when there's no longer a payoff.
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #Commitment #Punishment #Shoes

  • Unconditional parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #Moving #Punishment #Rewards

  • Punishments erode relationships and moral growth.
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #Punishment #Growth #Erode

  • It's not just that humiliating people, of any age, is a nasty and disrespectful way of treating them. It's that humiliation, like other forms of punishment, is counterproducti ve. 'Doing to' strategies -- as opposed to those that might be described as 'working with' -- can never achieve any result beyond temporary compliance, and it does so at a disturbing cost.
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #Punishment #People #Age

  • Punishment and reward proceed from basically the same psychological model, one that conceives of motivation as nothing more than the manipulation of behavior.
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #Motivation #Punishment #Rewards

  • Punishments and rewards are two sides of the same coin and that coin doesn't buy you much.
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #School #Punishment #Two Sides

  • Attention must be given to the penal consequences of violations of the right to peace, including the punishment by domestic courts or in due time by the International Criminal Court of those who have engaged in aggression and propaganda for war.
    -- Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

    #War #Punishment #Criminals

  • It's punishment to be compelled to do what one doesn't wish.
    -- Alice Dunbar Nelson

    #Punishment #Wish

  • Vice may triumph for a time, crime may flaunt its victories in the face of honest toilers, but in the end the law will follow the wrong-doer to a bitter fate, and dishonor and punishment will be the portion of those who sin.
    -- Allan Pinkerton

    #Fate #Law #Punishment

  • I do not believe having a baby is punishment.
    -- Allen West

    #Baby #Believe #Punishment

  • 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

    #Past #Grieving #Punishment

  • Blessed, plainly, is that life which is not valued at the estimation of outsiders, but is known, as judge of itself, by its own inner feelings. It needs no popular opinions as its reward in any way; nor has it any fear of punishments. Thus the less it strives for glory, the more it rises above it. For to those who seek for glory, that reward in the shape of present things is but a shadow of future ones, and is a hindrance to eternal life, as it is written in the Scriptures: 'Truly I say to you, they have received their reward'
    -- Ambrose

    #Christian #Blessed #Punishment

  • Bigamy, n. A mistake in taste for which the wisdom of the future will adjudge a punishment called trigamy.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Mistake #Punishment #Taste

  • Every sin provokes its punishment.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Punishment #Sin #Provoking

  • 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

    #Punishment #Misunderstood #Possibility

  • I wish I could undo what I did at Enron but I can't. I understand that I deserve punishment. Your honor, I accept the prison sentence that you are about to impose and will serve it without bitterness.
    -- Andrew Fastow

    #Punishment #Honor #Wish

  • Virtue is its own punishment.
    -- Aneurin Bevan

    #Life #Punishment #Virtue

  • Good luck, I'm beginning to discover, is just as baffling as the bad. There never seems to be a reason for it - no sense of reward or punishment. It simply is - the most incomprehensible idea of all.
    -- Anita Shreve

    #Good Luck #Punishment #Ideas

  • Whoever insults the message of Mohammed is going to be subject to capital punishment.
    -- Anjem Choudary

    #Punishment #Messages #Insult

  • Muslims consider the honor of the Prophet Muhammad to be dearer to them than that of their parents or even themselves. To defend it is considered to be an obligation upon them. The strict punishment if found guilty of this crime under sharia (Islamic law) is capital punishment implementable by an Islamic State. This is because the Messenger Muhammad said, ‘Whoever insults a Prophet, kill him.’
    -- Anjem Choudary

    #Islamic #Law #Punishment

  • O! useful may it be to have shewn, that, though the vicious can sometimes pour affliction upon the good, their power is transient and their punishment certain; and that innocence, though oppressed by injustice, shall, supported by patience, finally triumph over misfortune!And, if the weak hand, that has recorded this tale, has, by its scenes, beguiled the mourner of one hour of sorrow, or, by its moral, taught him to sustain it—the effort, however humble, has not been vain, nor is the writer unrewarded.
    -- Ann Radcliffe

    #Humble #Hands #Punishment

  • Ninety countries still hold on to capital punishment, and, sadly, one of these is the United States, the only Western industrialized country to practice this barbaric punishment.
    -- Antoinette Bosco

    #Country #Practice #Punishment

  • It is not only the prisoners who grow coarse and hardened from corporal punishment, but those as well who perpetrate the act or are present to witness it.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Math #Punishment #Coarse

  • I think the main thing is trying to be fair, sometimes there has to be a little bit of discipline, maybe even punishment involved in trying to make your child understand, learn from bad experiences and make sure they don't happen again.
    -- Archie Manning

    #Children #Thinking #Punishment

  • Today the Internal Revenue Code constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. A flat tax would be an enormous step forward.
    -- Arlen Specter

    #Punishment #Would Be #Today

  • I read 'Crime and Punishment' years ago and don't recall the details of it, but I do retain a strong sense of the creeping paranoia and panic.
    -- Arthur Smith

    #Strong #Years #Punishment

  • Some things come with their own punishments.
    -- Arundhati Roy


  • The main objection to killing people as a punishment...is that killing people is wrong
    -- Auberon Waugh

    #Punishment #People #Killing

  • Religion must be a punishment, because nobody gets religion who does not have a bad conscience.
    -- August Strindberg

    #Punishment #Religion #Doe

  • Strange, that I came into the world with nothing, and now I am going away with this stupendous caravan of sin! Wherever I look, I see only God... I have sinned terribly, and I do not know what punishment awaits me.
    -- Aurangzeb

    #War #Punishment #Going Away

  • I have sinned terribly, and I do not know what punishment awaits me.
    -- Aurangzeb


  • A person who has been punished is not thereby simply less inclined to behave in a given way; at best, he learns how to avoid punishment.
    -- B. F. Skinner

    #Punishment #Way #Psychological

  • Death does not trouble me. I have no fear of supernatural punishments, of course, nor could I enjoy an eternal life in which there would be nothing left for me to do, the task of living having been accomplished.
    -- B. F. Skinner

    #Punishment #Doe #Tasks

  • Except when physically restrained, a person is least free or dignified when he is under threat of punishment, and unfortunately most people often are.
    -- B. F. Skinner

    #Punishment #People #Threat

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

    #Punishment #Spirit #Break

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

    #Punishment #Mind #Vices

  • The message has to be sent that if you commit a crime there has to be punishment.
    -- Benigno Aquino III

    #Punishment #Messages #Crime

  • 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

    #Ignorance #Punishment #May

  • I do not myself feel that any person who is really profoundly humane can believe in everlasting punishment.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Believe #Punishment #Everlasting

  • The twin conceptions of sin and vindictive punishment seem to be at the root of much that is most vigorous, both in religion and politics.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Punishment #Roots #Evil

  • Are you never afraid of God's judgement in denying him? Most certainly not. I also deny Zeus and Jupiter and Odin and Brahma, but this causes me no qualms. I observe that a very large portion of the human race does not believe in God and suffers no visible punishment in consequence. And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Believe #Thinking #Punishment

  • Facebook just sounds like a drag, in my day seeing pictures of peoples vacations was considered a punishment
    -- Betty White

    #Vacation #Punishment #Sound

  • 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

    #Punishment #Messages #Criminals

  • When you stand and overcome a significant setback, you'll find an increasing inner confidence and self-assurance that has been created by conquering defeat. Absorbing and overcoming this kind of punishment engenders a sober, steely toughness that results in a hardened sense of independence and a personal belief that you can take on anything, survive and win.
    -- Bill Walsh

    #Winning #Self #Punishment

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

    #Punishment #Wife #Subjects

  • 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

    #Regret #Fighting #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

    #Punishment #Wish #Might

  • There are no more barriers to cross. All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused and my utter indifference toward it I have now surpassed. My pain is constant and sharp and I do not hope for a better world for anyone, in fact I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape, but even after admitting this there is no catharsis, my punishment continues to elude me and I gain no deeper knowledge of myself; no new knowledge can be extracted from my telling. This confession has meant nothing.
    -- Bret Easton Ellis

    #Pain #Punishment #Evil

  • The reality is that capital punishment in America is a lottery. It is a punishment that is shaped by the constraints of poverty, race, geography and local politics.
    -- Bryan Stevenson

    #Reality #Race #Punishment

  • We are all implicated when we allow other people to be mistreated. An absence of compassion can corrupt the decency of a community, a state, a nation. Fear and anger can make us vindictive and abusive, unjust and unfair, until we all suffer from the absence of mercy and we condemn ourselves as much as we victimize others. The closer we get to mass incarceration and extreme levels of punishment, the more I believe it's necessary to recognize that we all need mercy, we all need justice, and-perhaps-we all need some measure of unmerited grace.
    -- Bryan Stevenson

    #Believe #Compassion #Punishment

  • Embracing a certain quotient of racial bias and discrimination against the poor is an inexorable aspect of supporting capital punishment. This is an immoral condition that makes rejecting the death penalty on moral grounds not only defensible but necessary for those who refuse to accept unequal or unjust administration of punishment.
    -- Bryan Stevenson

    #Punishment #Unjust #Administration

  • Discipline isn't a dirty word. Far from it. Discipline is the one thing that separates us from chaos and anarchy. Discipline implies timing. It's the precursor to good behavior, and it never comes from bad behavior. People who associate discipline with punishment are wrong: with discipline, punishment is unnecessary.
    -- Buck Brannaman

    #Dirty #Punishment #Discipline

  • Retribution is tricky. . . . The insult isn't usually worth the risk of punishment. And eventually one learns that karma has a surprising way of taking care of these situations. All you have to do is sit back and watch.
    -- Candace Bushnell

    #Karma #Punishment #Risk

  • He was a first-time nonviolent possible offender, ... And under the mandatory minimums, he was put in prison for 15 years. Not only does the punishment not fit the crime, but the mandatory minimums don't give judges any discretion to look at the background of the case, to read into the specifics of the case. I don't know a judge who really is in favor of the mandatory minimums.
    -- Carly Simon

    #Years #Punishment #Giving

  • All punishments by which the human body might be maimed are barbarbarism.
    -- Catherine the Great

    #Punishment #Body #Might

  • The public has more interest in the punishment of an injury than he who receives it.
    -- Cato the Elder

    #Punishment #Injury #Interest

  • Crimes are more effectually prevented by the certainty than the severity of punishment
    -- Cesare Beccaria

    #Punishment #Crime #Certainty

  • For every crime that comes before him, a judge is required to complete a perfect syllogism in which the major premise must be the general law; the minor, the action that conforms or does not conform to the law; and the conclusion, acquittal or punishment. If the judge were constrained, or if he desired to frame even a single additional syllogism, the door would thereby be opened to uncertainty.
    -- Cesare Beccaria

    #Law #Punishment #Doors

  • The punishment of death is the war of a nation against a citizen whose destruction it judges to be necessary or useful.
    -- Cesare Beccaria

    #War #Punishment #Judging

  • Some people would view Jackie Robinson as a very safe African-American, a docile figure who had a tendency to try to get along with everyone, and when you look at his history, you learn that he has this fire that allows him to take this punishment but also figure out savvy ways of giving it back.
    -- Chadwick Boseman

    #Fire #Views #Punishment

  • But it is recognized that punishment for the abuse of the liberty accorded to the press is essential to the protection of the public, and that the common law rules that subject the libeler to responsibility for the public offense, as well as for the private injury, are not abolished by the protection extended in our constitutions. The law of criminal libel rests upon that secure foundation. There is also the conceded authority of courts to punish for contempt when publications directly tend to prevent the proper discharge of judicial functions.
    -- Charles Evans Hughes

    #Responsibility #Law #Punishment

  • 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

    #Mean #Punishment #Cartoon

  • Immanuel, God with us in our nature, in our sorrow, in our lifework, in our punishment, in our grave, and now with us, or rather we with Him, in resurrection, ascension, triumph, and Second Advent splendor.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Easter #Punishment #Sorrow

  • Prefer punishment to disgraceful gain; for the one is painful but once, but the other for one's whole life.
    -- Chilon of Sparta

    #Punishment #Gains #Painful

  • I accept my punishment and will begin serving my suspension immediately.
    -- Chris Davis

    #Punishment #Accepting

  • Paying tax is not a punishment. It's a responsibility.
    -- Chris Matthews

    #Responsibility #Punishment #Paying Taxes

  • Anyone can do running. Running should be easy. It should be fun. It should include everyone. It shouldn't be a punishment for eating cheesecake, which is what we've turned it into.
    -- Christopher McDougall

    #Running #Fun #Punishment

  • It is a better world. A place where we ate responsible for our actions, where we can be kind to one another because we want to and becauseit is the right thing to do instead of being frightened into behaving by the threat of divine punishment.
    -- Christopher Paolini

    #Punishment #World #Want

  • I believe in something. But I don't believe that anything can hold a grudge for long enough to condemn its creation to eternal punishment. Nobody can hold a grudge that long, even God.
    -- Chuck Palahniuk

    #Believe #Punishment #Long

  • Our system is the height of absurdity, since we treat the culprit both as a child, so as to have the right to punish him, and as an adult, in order to deny him consolation.
    -- Claude Levi-Strauss

    #Children #Order #Punishment

  • How anyone can believe in eternal punishment, or in any soul which God has made being "lost" and also believes in the love, nay, even in the justice of God is a mystery indeed.
    -- Claude Montefiore

    #Believe #Punishment #Justice

  • He is next to the gods whom reason, and not passion, impels; and who, after weighing the facts, can measure the punishment with discretion.
    -- Claudius Claudianus

    #Passion #Punishment #Next

  • I think that one must approach the Logos Savior, not induced by the fear of punishment and not in the expectation of some kind of a reward, but primarily for the sake of the good in itself. Such will stand on the right in the sanctuary.
    -- Clement of Alexandria

    #Christian #Thinking #Punishment

  • All emphasis in American prisons is on punishment, retribution, and disparagement, and almost none is on rehabilitation.
    -- Conrad Black

    #Punishment #Rehabilitation #Prison

  • He thought that in the history of the world it might even be that there was more punishment than crime but he took small comfort from it.
    -- Cormac McCarthy

    #Punishment #Might #Comfort

  • The first and fiercest punishment ought to fall first on the traitor, second on the enemy. If I had but one bullet and I were faced by both an enemy and a traitor, I would let the traitor have it.
    -- Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

    #Fall #Punishment #Enemy

  • Ten minutes is short if it's a recess and long if it's a punishment.
    -- Cynthia Lewis

    #Teaching #Punishment #Long

  • The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.
    -- D. H. Lawrence

    #Spiritual #Punishment #Dangerous

  • The death penalty fulfills a preventive function, but it is also very clearly a form of revenge. It is an especially severe form of punishment because it is so final. The human life is ended and the executed person is deprived of the opportunity to change, to restore the harm done or compensate for it.
    -- Dalai Lama

    #Revenge #Opportunity #Punishment

  • For the last few years I've tried to force myself to write at least one page every day, which doesn't sound like much but it's actually pretty hard to manage. Because I'm not allowed to do a make-up day. I can't do two pages the next day. The punishment for not completing my page is that I have to eat a vegetarian meal the next day.
    -- Dan Chaon

    #Writing #Years #Punishment

  • Current Catholic worship often ignores the essential connection between truth and beauty, body and soul, at the center of the Catholic worldview. The Church requires that we be faithful, but must we also be deaf, dumb, and blind? I deserve to suffer for my sins, but must so much of that punishment take place in church?
    -- Dana Gioia

    #Punishment #Catholic #Dumb

  • If crimes are committed they must be seen as a disease, and punishment as treatment rather than as social vengeance.
    -- Daniel Guerin

    #Punishment #Disease #Vengeance

  • You will feel the full force of the law and if you are old enough to commit these crimes you are old enough to face the punishments. And to these people I would say this: you are not only wrecking the lives of others, you are potentially wrecking your own life too.
    -- David Cameron

    #Law #Punishment #People

  • People need to understand that in Washington, the process is the punishment.
    -- David Frum

    #Punishment #People #Needs