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I should not regret a fair and full trial of the entire abolition of capital punishment.
This is his first punishment, that by the verdict of his own heart no guilty man is acquitted.
Punishment is lame, but it comes.
The idea that you earn things - that you earn respect, that you earn income, responsibility. the vote, punishment... these ideas are anathema to the liberal mind.
Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
I've never been a believer in the physical punishment of children. I don't think it is necessary.
Gordon B. Hinckley
Just vengeance does not call for punishment.
I don't believe in vengeance. Really, when all is said and done, I probably don't believe in punishment.
Catholicism is not a soothing religion. It's a painful religion. We're all gluttons for punishment.
The story of the Jews in the Bible is replete with incidents of their ingratitude to God for His gifts to them: incidents that just as repeatedly merit and receive punishment.
My argument is not that I shouldn't have been punished, but that the punishment didn't fit the crime.
God ceases to be God only for those who can admit the possibility of His non-existence, and that conception is in itself the most severe punishment they can suffer.
Shame is a fitter and generally a more effectual punishment for a child than beating.
To sin offers repentance and forgiveness; not to sin offers only punishment.
According to Islamic principles, when a man is accused of heresy, he is given the choice between repentance and punishment.
I wanted to show that crime doesn't pay. If you are saved and accept the Lord, you cannot use that as an excuse to avoid punishment.
Purity is not imposed upon us as though it were a kind of punishment, it is one of those mysterious but obvious conditions of that supernatural knowledge of ourselves in the Divine, which we speak of as faith. Impurity does not destroy this knowledge, it slays our need for it.
The method of collective punishment so far has proved effective.
We either believe in the dignity of the individual, the rule of law, and the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment, or we don't. There is no middle ground.
Solitary confinement is too terrible a punishment to inflict on any human being, no matter what his crime. Hardened criminals in the men's prisons, it is said, often beg for the lash instead.
Obviously, people who commit crimes should be punished. Even people who steal socks and 'Snow White' videos should probably do time if they have priors, especially serious priors. But the punishment has to fit the crime, and the standard has to be the same for everyone.
I think I wish I had never spanked my children, but I have. And they remember every instance like they tattooed it on their palms. I think it's a terrible lesson, to use physical punishment to make a point about not behaving, not being kind to their siblings, to other people. I mean that's just absurd. But I've lost it, I understand it.
He who is in evil, is also in the punishment of evil.
I am telling you before anything, that the blood of the martyrs and the injured will not go in vain. And I would like to affirm, I will not hesitate to punish those who are responsible fiercely. I will hold those in charge who have violated the rights of our youth with the harshest punishment stipulated in the law.
In my childhood I always felt that I was treated unjustly, without a mother, sick, and with the threat of punishment in Hell hanging over my head.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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