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67. To rule by fettering the mind through fear of punishment in another world is just as base as to use force. (God & Punishment) Hypatia
83,568. Let the punishment match the offence. (Offence & Punishment) Marcus Tullius Cicero
92,052. What punishment are we meeting out to the scroungers and wastrels of this country? (Unemployment & Punishment) John Sergeant Meets Rab C Nesbitt
82,666. 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. (Nazi & Punishment) Albert Speer, cited Dr G M Gilbert
3,450. 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. (Star & Punishment) J M Barrie
12,283. You cannot escape the punishment of the Lord. His justice is still unsatisfied. (David & God’s Fascism & Punishment) David and Bathsheba 1951 starring Gregory Peck & Susan Hayward & James Robinson Justice & Jayne Meadows & Raymond Massey & Kieron Moore et al, director Henry King
24,195. Only one punishment for any crime. The law is the law. Our peace is built on that. (Star Trek & Punishment) Star Trek: The Next Generation: Justice s1e8, blond bloke on planet
43,078. Let the punishment commence. Where is the prisoner? Then cast him down, master soldier. No no in the pit! (Comedy & Punishment & Prisoner) The Young Ones: Flood ***** opening scene in back garden
86,098. Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful. Friedrich Neitzsche
4,480. If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. (People & Good & Fear & Punishment & Reward) Albert Einstein
6,896. 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. (Education & Punishment) John Locke
6,966. Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education. (Education & Reward & Punishment) Chuang Tzu
6,993. 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. (School & Punishment) Samuel Johnson
19,997. The punishment of criminals should be of use; when a man is hanged he is good for nothing. (Crime & Punishment & Death Sentence & Hanging & Capital Punishment) Voltaire
50,080. Come Hear How You Will Be Punished. (Church & Punishment) Church sign, First Assembly of God
69,549. 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? (Death Sentence & Capital Punishment) Anton Chekhov
86,108. 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
55,865. He that spareth his rod hateth his son. (Children & Punishment & Abuse & Son) Proverbs 13:24
55,868. 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. (Children & Punishment & Abuse) Proverbs 22:6&15
55,869. 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. (Children & Punishment & Abuse) Proverbs 23:13&14&24
55,870. 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. (Children & Punishment & Abuse) Proverbs 29:15&17
59,946. 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. (France & Punishment) Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract II:5
68,876. Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime. (Crime & Punishment) John Ruskin
86,099. Punishment is not for revenge, but to lesson crime and reform the criminal. Elizabeth Fry
78,665. All punishment is mischief: all punishment in itself is evil. (Law & Punishment) Jeremy Bentham, Principles of Morals and Legislation 1789
86,100. The object of punishment is, prevention from evil; it never can be made impulsive to good. Horace Mann, Lectures and Reports on Education 1867
86,101. Let him be punished, sovereign, lest example
Breed, by his sufferance, more of such a kind. William Shakespeare, Henry V II ii 45-46, Scrope to King Harry