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I don't believe in vengeance. Really, when all is said and done, I probably don't believe in punishment.
I do not believe having a baby is punishment.
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.
My argument is not that I shouldn't have been punished, but that the punishment didn't fit the crime.
Catholicism is not a soothing religion. It's a painful religion. We're all gluttons for punishment.
Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.
It's actually a smarter crime because imagine if you rob a bank, or you're dealing drugs. If you get caught you're going to spend a lot of time in custody. But with hacking, it's much easier to commit the crime and the risk of punishment is slim to none.
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.
To sin offers repentance and forgiveness; not to sin offers only punishment.
Shame is a fitter and generally a more effectual punishment for a child than beating.
Well, there's no one at all, they do be saying, but is deserving of some punishment from the very minute of his birth.
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.
According to Islamic principles, when a man is accused of heresy, he is given the choice between repentance and punishment.
The method of collective punishment so far has proved effective.
What grieves me most in my past offenses, O my loving God, is not so much the punishment I have deserved, as the displeasure I have given You, Who are worthy of infinite love.
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.
Well I certainly have learned and I hope I'm moving on and certainly two years of prison was a terrible punishment.
He who is in evil, is also in the punishment of evil.
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.
The message has to be sent that if you commit a crime there has to be punishment.
Benigno Aquino III
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 learned early about the misery and dangers of life, and about the afterlife, about the external punishment which awaited the children of sin in Hell.
One improvement I have learned from my childhood experience with my father: I do not threaten punishment in the morning. That was awful. Late into the night I would lie awake tossing and wondering what he was going to do to me. Usually he did nothing. A quiet, impressive 'talking to' was all I got.
It takes a major unhappiness, a prolonged and bitter experience, to drive us away from loyalties once formed. And sometimes no amount of punishment can make us repudiate our loyalty.
Gordon W. Allport
It seems proper, at all events, that by an early enactment similar to that of other countries the application of public money by an officer of Government to private uses should be made a felony and visited with severe and ignominious punishment.
Martin Van Buren
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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