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Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
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.
Christ managed to boil down an awful lot of commandments to a few very simple rules for living. It's when you go backwards through the 'begats' and the Garden of Eden, and you start thinking, 'Hang on, that's a big punishment for eating one lousy apple... There's a human-rights issue.'
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
The message has to be sent that if you commit a crime there has to be punishment.
Benigno Aquino III
I could not become an American citizen. I would not like to become a citizen of a country that has capital punishment.
I am passionately opposed to capital punishment, and I have been all my life.
All persons harboring or secreting the conspirators or aiding their concealment or escape, will be treated as accomplices in the murder of the President and shall be subject to trial before a military commission, and the punishment of death.
Edwin M. Stanton
The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.
A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.
A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment.
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.
Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.
Evil gains work their 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.
Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.
The fact is, in the minds of many, Trayvon Martin received the appropriate punishment for a true crime: He was black, male and dared to walk outside. In life, young Trayvon was just a teenager; in death, he has been transformed into a scary, lurking, suspicious, prone-to-violence spook.
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 should not regret a fair and full trial of the entire abolition of capital punishment.
As soon as men know that they can kill without fear of punishment or blame, they kill; or at least they encourage killers with approving smiles.
In hell there is no other punishment than to begin over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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