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To rule by fettering the mind through fear of punishment in another world is just as base as to use force. Hypatia
Let the punishment match the offence. Marcus Tullius Cicero
Vices are their own punishment. Aesop
He would offer his culprit an alternative: four strokes with the cane, which hurt; or six with the strap, with trousers down, which didn’t. Sensible boys always chose the strap, despite the humiliation, and Trench, quite unable to control his glee, led the way to an upstairs room, which he locked, before hauling down the miscreant’s trousers, lying him face down on a couch and lashing out with a belt. Paul Foot, re Anthony Chevenix-Trench, housemaster at Shrewsbury
The concept of eternal punishment became fundamental to its view of life and death. Tim Marlow: Judgement Day: Hell, Sky Arts 2004
What punishment are we meeting out to the scroungers and wastrels of this country? John Sergeant Meets Rab C Nesbitt, BBC 2011
20 years ... that’s fair enough. They couldn’t have given me a lighter sentence, considering the facts, and I can’t complain. I said the sentences must be severe, and I admitted my share of the guilt, so it would be ridiculous if I complained about the punishment. Albert Speer, cited Dr G M Gilbert
Stars are beautiful, but they must not take an active part in anything, they must just look on forever. It is a punishment put on them for something they did so long ago that no star now knows what it was. J M Barrie
You cannot escape the punishment of the Lord. His justice is still unsatisfied. David and Bathsheba 1951 starring Gregory Peck & Susan Hayward & James Robinson Justice & Jayne Meadows & Raymond Massey & Kieron Moore et al, director Henry King
Only one punishment for any crime. The law is the law. Our peace is built on that. Star Trek: The Next Generation s1e8: Justice, blond bloke on planet
I’m no longer a member of the Continuum. My superiors have decided to punish me. They say I’ve spread chaos through the universe. And they’ve stripped me of all my powers. Star Trek: The Next Generation s3e13: Deja Q, Q on board
I stand before you de-frocked. ibid.
He [father] didn’t get to be head of the Obsidian Order without a sense of discipline. He punished me when I misbehaved. What father wouldn’t? ... He locked me in a closet. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine s7e3: Afterimage, Garak to Dax
Let the punishment commence. Where is the prisoner? Then cast him down, master soldier. No no, in the pit! The Young Ones s1e6: Flood ***** opening scene in back garden, BBC 1982
Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful. Friedrich Neitzsche
To take upon oneself not punishment but guilt – that alone would be godlike. Friedrich Nietzsche
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. Albert Einstein
The rod, which is the only instrument of government that tutors generally know, or ever think of, is the most unfit of any to be used in education. John Locke
Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education. Chuang Tzu
There is now less flogging in our great schools than formerly, but then less is learned there; so that what the boys get at one end they lose at the other. Samuel Johnson
The punishment of criminals should be of use; when a man is hanged he is good for nothing. Voltaire
Come Hear How You Will Be Punished. Church sign, First Assembly of God
Capital punishment kills immediately, whereas lifetime imprisonment does so slowly. Which executioner is more humane? The one who kills you in a few minutes, or the one who wrests your life from you in the course of many years? Anton Chekhov
It is not only the prisoners who grow coarse and hardened from corporeal punishment, but those as well who perpetrate the act or are present to witness it. Anton Chekhov
And it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten before his face, according to his fault, by a certain number.
Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto thee. Deuteronomy 25:2&3
He that spareth his rod hateth his son. Proverbs 13:24
Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. Proverbs 22:6&15
Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.
Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him. Proverbs 23:13&14&24
The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.
Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul. Proverbs 29:15&17
In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power. II Thessalonians 1:8&9
We may add that frequent punishments are always a sign of weakness or remissness on the part of the government.
In a well-governed state, there are few punishments, not because there are many pardons, but because criminals are rare; it is when a state is in decay that the multitudes of crimes is a guarantee of impunity. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract II:5
Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime. John Ruskin
Punishment is not for revenge, but to lesson crime and reform the criminal. Elizabeth Fry
All punishment is mischief: all punishment in itself is evil. Jeremy Bentham, Principles of Morals and Legislation, 1789
The object of punishment is, prevention from evil; it never can be made impulsive to good. Horace Mann, Lectures and Reports on Education, 1867