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A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.
The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.
This country is becoming increasingly authoritarian. It's based on capital punishment.
Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.
Opponents of capital punishment argue that the state has no right to take a murderer's life. Apparently, one fact that abolitionists forget or overlook is that the state is acting not only on behalf of society, but also on behalf of the murdered person and the murdered person's family.
There's only one reason to be crucified under the Roman Empire, and that is for treason or sedition. Crucifixion, we have to understand, was not actually a form of capital punishment for Rome. In fact, it was often the case that the criminal would be killed first and then crucified.
If the Old Testament were a reliable guide in the matter of capital punishment, half the people in the United States would have to be killed tomorrow.
I am passionately opposed to capital punishment, and I have been all my life.
I didn't really escape that gravity until I moved 300 miles south to go to college at 18, where authorship no longer seemed something liable to induce vengeful punishment.
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.
What becomes a crime deserving capital punishment when the tables are turned is a matter of small moment when the negro woman is the accusing party.
Ida B. Wells
God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation.
The 'Course in Miracles' says one day you will realize that death is not the punishment but the reward. And it says that birth is not the beginning of life but a continuation. And physical death is not the end of life but a continuation.
To believe in a just law of cause and effect, carrying with it a punishment or a reward, is to believe in righteousness.
I contend that it's impossible to read the Sermon on the Mount and not come out against capital punishment.
All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice.
Joseph de Maistre
The word nobody wants to use, but you see if you are here illegally, that's the punishment, deportation.
By the fulfillment of my legal and moral duty I think I have earned punishment just as little as the tens of thousands of dutiful German officials who have now been imprisoned only because they carried out their duties.
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.
Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles... respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law... or, in a word justice.
One of the things that Dostoevsky talks about is that no character is too high to fall and no character is too low to be redeemed. 'Crime and Punishment' began with a person going out and consciously becoming a cold-blooded murderer, and it took 800 pages and an epilogue before the person finally asked for forgiveness.
Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
I can take more punishment than anyone in the business.
I shall ask for the abolition for the punishment of death until I have the infallibility of human judgment demonstrated to me.
Marquis de Lafayette
I haven't took no punishment. There's nothing cool about taking punishment.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
George Bernard Shaw
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