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Punishment Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Punishment are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

Correcting bad habits cannot be done
by forbidding or punishment.
- Robert Baden-Powell (the founder of scouting)

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Habit Habits

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.
- Margaret Mead

Justice that love gives is a surrender,
justice that law gives is a punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

 

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.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Work is not man's punishment.
It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
- George Sand

To believe in a just law of cause and effect,
carrying with it a punishment or a reward,
is to believe in righteousness.
- Ernest Holmes


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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.
- Oscar Wilde

If people are good only because they
fear punishment, and hope for reward,
then we are a sorry lot indeed.
- Albert Einstein

The English sent all their bores abroad,
and acquired the Empire as a punishment.
- Edward Bond

Sleep is a reward for some, a punishment for others.
For all, it is a sanction.
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

Vice Is like a fury to the vicious mind,
And turns delight itself to punishment.
- Ben Jonson

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.
- Simone Weil

The method of collective punishment so far has proved effective.
- Moshe Dayan

Hatred is self-punishment.
- Hosea Ballou

According to Islamic principles, when a man is accused of heresy,
he is given the choice between repentance and punishment.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
- Elizabeth Fry

I think capital punishment works great.
Every killer you kill never kills again.
- Bill Maher

Fines are preferable to imprisonment and other types
of punishment because they are more efficient.
With a fine, the punishment to offenders is also revenue to the State.
- Gary Becker

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

I have also seen it stated that Capital punishment
is murder in its worst form.
I should like to know upon what principle of human
society these assertions are based and justified.
- Benjamin Tucker

He who is in evil, is also in the punishment of evil.
- Emanuel Swedenborg

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.
- Alphonsus Liguori

Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment
is seven years in prison,
locked up with the other men.
There is a three year waiting list.
- Yakov Smirnoff

Let's not talk punishment.
- George Steinbrenner

Disgrace does not consist in the punishment,
but in the crime.
- Vittorio Alfieri

Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument
in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.
- John Ruskin

Catholicism is not a soothing religion.
It's a painful religion.
We're all gluttons for punishment.
- Madonna Ciccone

Love or not, I wouldn't subject a wife to the road.
It's punishment.
- Billy Strayhorn

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.
- Steve Allen

The word nobody wants to use, but you see if you are here illegally,
that's the punishment, deportation.
- Tom Tancredo

A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.
- Ernest Hemingway

Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence.
Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Capital punishment is our society's recognition of
the sanctity of human life.
- Orrin Hatch

Punishment cannot heal spirits, can only break them.
- Barbara Deming

I would like to see capital punishment suppressed in all democracies.
- Lionel Jospin

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.
- Thomas Aquinas

Punishment is justice for the unjust.
- Saint Augustine

I can take more punishment than anyone in the business.
- Ric Flair

But I knew if I ran I'd never be able to sing,
so I had to take my punishment.
- Aaron Neville

The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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.
- Robert Mugabe

If you're going to do something wrong,
do it big, because the punishment is the same either way.
- Jayne Mansfield

Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay.
- Ovid

Homelessness is a part of our American system.
There should be nothing wrong with this condition as
long as the individual is not sentenced to unnecessary
suffering and punishment.
- Jerzy Kosinski

But this is not to say that the society which inflicts
capital punishment commits murder.
- Benjamin Tucker

To sin offers repentance and forgiveness;
not to sin offers only punishment.
- Jose Bergamin

There must be no worse punishment to a totalitarian
nation than the withdrawal of capital.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins,
but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.
- Matthew Henry

There is no greater glory than love,
nor any great punishment than jealously.
- Lope de Vega

Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education.
- Zhuangzi

Just vengeance does not call for punishment.
- Pierre Corneille

Going to the opera, like getting drunk,
is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.
- Hannah More

The long and distressing controversy over capital punishment
is very unfair to anyone meditating murder.
- Geoffrey Fisher

Capital punishment is the source of many an argument,
both good and bad.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given,
but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority,
not a self-control which enhances our self-respect.
- Bruno Bettelheim

I kind of think I'm going to live a long life as a punishment.
- Jessica Hahn

As long as you have capital punishment there is no
guarantee that innocent people won't be put to death.
- Paul Simon

Well I certainly have learned and I hope I'm moving
on and certainly two years of prison was a terrible punishment.
- Jeffrey Archer

They have shrunk from inquiry, though they have strained after punishment.
I have in every shape dared the one,
that I might,
so far as lay in my power, be able to secure the other.
- Joseph Howe

This is his first punishment, that by the verdict of
his own heart no guilty man is acquitted.
- Juvenal

In hell there is no other punishment than to begin
over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime.
- Andre Gide

I contend that it's impossible to read the Sermon on
the Mount and not come out against capital punishment.
- Tony Campolo

Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault
the punishment it deserves.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Wickedness is its own punishment.
- Francis Quarles

Now, I - for several years while I was researching this book,
I felt quite obsessed by thoughts about sentencing,
punishment, how judges arrive at their decisions.
- Helen Garner

No game in the world is as tidy and dramatically neat as baseball,
with cause and effect, crime and punishment,
motive and result, so cleanly defined.
- Paul Gallico

All punishment is mischief; all punishment in itself is evil.
- Jeremy Bentham

To be misunderstood can be the writer's punishment
for having disturbed the reader's peace.
The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding.
- Anatole Broyard

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.
- Giacomo Casanova

Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
- Emily Dickinson


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