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A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more.
Typically, if you reward something, you get more of it. You punish something, you get less of it. And our businesses have been built for the last 150 years very much on that kind of motivational scheme.
Daniel H. Pink
How accurately can the law fix the crime? There has to be a mechanism for very fast action. The law is like this: catch them and punish them.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Golfers have a tendency to be very masochistic. They like to punish themselves for some reason. A lot of them like tough courses.
Getting hit motivates me. It makes me punish the guy more. A fighter takes a punch, hits back with three punches.
Children are not unforgiving. You can punish them and they will hug you in a few minutes.
T. D. Jakes
But this will not do, God will certainly punish you for stealing and for being unfaithful.
When I was young and we got caught pinching apples, we got a smack from the local policeman. Today if that happened he would be sued. There is a tendency to punish the victim, not the criminal. If someone broke into my house or my mum's house, I worry that the burglar has more rights than me.
If he who employs coercion against me could mould me to his purposes by argument, no doubt he would. He pretends to punish me because his argument is strong; but he really punishes me because his argument is weak.
So the question is, First, Whether the civil magistrate hath power to force men in things religious to do contrary to their conscience, and if they will not to punish them in their goods, liberties, or lives? this we hold in the negative.
The public is eager for stories of True Cybercrime, and the media is happy to glamorize the subject. But when teenagers take the bait and live out our fantasies for us, we punish them for frightening us too much.
It is not according to my mode of doing things, to bring a suit against a man that I have the power in my own hands to punish.
Spare me through your mercy, do not punish me through your justice.
Anselm of Canterbury
I do not believe that God has imposed suffering upon anyone to punish them or to teach them a lesson.
Never, ever deal with terrorists. Hunt them down and, more important, mercilessly punish those states and groups that fund, arm, support, or simply allow their territories to be used by the terrorists with impunity.
The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.
To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty.
The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.
It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door.
In its function, the power to punish is not essentially different from that of curing or educating.
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.
For a government to declare a vice to be a crime, and to punish it as such, is an attempt to falsify the very nature of things. It is as absurd as it would be to declare truth to be falsehood, or falsehood truth.
If God doesn't punish America, He'll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.
We like to put people on a pedestal, give them one character trait, and if they step outside of that shrinelike area that we blocked out for them, then we will punish them.
When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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