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If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.
Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.
The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.
George Bernard Shaw
The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.
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.
The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.
Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.
A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.
Fear follows crime and is its punishment.
Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.
Crimes against children are the most heinous crime. That, for me, would be a reason for capital punishment because children are innocent and need the guidance of an adult society.
The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment.
Punishment is justice for the unjust.
It is not the punishment but the cause that makes the martyr.
A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.
It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.
I think capital punishment works great. Every killer you kill never kills again.
Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.
Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.
Let's reintroduce corporal punishment in the schools - and use it on the teachers.
P. J. O'Rourke
Was it not enough punishment and suffering in history that we were uprooted and made helpless slaves not only in new colonial outposts but also domestically.
That the saints may enjoy their beatitude and the grace of God more abundantly they are permitted to see the punishment of the damned in hell.
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.
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