Quotation Explorer - 'Punished'

People who excuse their faults and claim they didn't deserved to be punished - there are lots of them. But those who don't excuse their faults and admit they didn't deserve to be spared - they are few. - Zhuangzi
My teacher asked my favorite color. ... I said ‘Rainbow’.... and I was punished to stand out of my class. - Saket Assertive
Attempts to wake before our time are often punished, especially by those who love us most. Because they, bless them, are asleep. They think anyone who wakes up, or who, still asleep, realizes that what is taken to be real is a ‘dream’ is going crazy. - R.D. Laing
You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger. - Gautama Buddha
Men are rewarded or punished not for what they do but for how their acts are defined. That is why men are more interested in better justifying themselves than in better behaving themselves.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. - Voltaire
I just can't get with this idea that literature is a 12-step program. If someone wants to read a book to see good people get rewarded and the bad people get punished, essentially what they want is a fairy tale. - China Miéville
All those who try to unveil the mysteries always have tragic lives. At the end they are always punished. - Anaïs Nin
He had never been a religious person. Even as a child he had found the notion of an omnipotent creator who punished his crations inconsistently for minor infractions of a vaguely defined moral code to be unthinkable to anyone with an ounce of sense. - Michael Thomas Ford
If you make someone suffer today, without any doubt, you will be punished by your conscience. Don’t hurt anyone in anyway or form. - Debasish Mridha
The employed are punished by having to do what they do not love. The self-employed are punished by the opposite. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The concept of portraying evil and then destroying it - I know this is considered mainstream, but I think it is rotten. This idea that whenever something evil happens someone particular can be blamed and punished for it, in life and in politics is hopeless. - Hayao Miyazaki
It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape. - Thomas Jefferson
Feelings of guilt are the worst punishment. You are being punished by yourself. - Debasish Mridha
Sometimes a policeman must confront people about lying. No one likes to be called a liar. But it is what it is! A fact is a fact! If someone is a liar, put them on notice. You should not be punished for doing the right thing. It is the job of a good investigator to get the truth. - C. Snyder
True education will shape your life, but if you ignore education you will be punished by your life. - Debasish Mridha
Do not believe that you will get punished for the things you do. Just be honest to yourself and the people you love. - Poonam Dhandhania
Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished. - Jeremy Bentham
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. - Plato
Crime should not pay, it must be punished. Unfortunately, in Pakistan big crimes do get rewarded. - Imran Khan
Savers have to be punished so debtors can be saved.Why? Because if debtors are rescued, that makes it possible for more debts to be issued in the future.And why is that important? Because the banking system needs ever more loans in order to survive. - Chris Martenson
Free will? Either you follow the word of God, or you'll be punished with eternal hellfire. That's the same kind of "choice" an abuse boyfriend gives you: 'Either you do exactly what I say, or I'll beat the shit out of you. - Oliver Gaspirtz
... I think this Law, by which I am punished, is both unreasonable in itself, and particularly severe... Polly Baker - Benjamin Franklin
I've got daughters. Nine years old and six years old. First of all, I'm gonna teach them about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them PUNISHED with a baby. - Barack Obama
Good deeds must be rewarded by the system and crimes be punished - this is the essence of meritocracy. - Imran Khan
Men are punished by their sins, not for them. - Elbert Hubbard
Men are not punished for their sins, but by them. - Kin Hubbard
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