Quotation Explorer - 'Punishment'

Enlightenment is its own reward, its own punishment. You begin to see so much more. And so much more sees you. - Laird Barron
When you remove the concept of reward and punishment on merit, the result is the utter destruction of social fabric. - Imran Khan
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death. - Albert Einstein
Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles...respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law...or, in a word justice. - Max Nordau
I need just be a bayonet, a bayonet named Diving Punishment. I wish I'd been born a storm. Or a menace. Or a single grenade. No heart, no tears, just as a terrible gale'd have been good. If [by doing this] I become that, then so be it. - Kohta Hirano
Eating crappy food isn't a reward -- it's a punishment. - Drew Carey
I am against using death as a punishment. I am also against using it as a reward. - Stanislaw J. Lec
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
I've deprived my family in order to buy books. No doubt there is a special punishment in hell for such self-indulgence. Perhaps I shall be struck with blindness among the rarest known to men. - I.J. Parker
The real help victims of injustice need is to get the will, skill and resources to fight back. There may or may not be a hell in afterlife but suffering injustice quietly is a sin, punishment for which is a living hell here and now. - R.N. Prasher
I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it's half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me. - Althea Gibson
Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it, and that a very severe one.
It's important that someone celebrate our existence... People are the only mirror we have to see ourselves in. The domain of all meaning. All virtue, all evil, are contained only in people. There is none in the universe at large. Solitary confinement is a punishment in every human culture. - Lois McMaster Bujold
Indifference, then, is not only a sin, it is a punishment. - Elie Wiesel
It is a frightful satire and an epigram on the modern age that the only use it knows for solitude is to make it a punishment, a jail sentence. - Søren Kierkegaard
To act morally is not to act out of fear of punishment; it is not to act as one is commanded to act. Rather, it is to act as one ought to act. And how one ought to act is not dependent upon anyone's power, even if the power be Divine. - Steven M. Cahn
Vice may triumph for a time, crime may flaunt its victories in the face of honest toilers, but in the end the law will follow the wrong-doer to a bitter fate, and dishonor and punishment will be the portion of those who sin. - Allan Pinkerton
Most of them says"Forgiving is the big punishment"No.. Never... "Keeping quit is the biggest punishment - Arafath Shanas
My cat has been Petrified.I want to see some punishment! - Argus Flich, J.K.Rowling
Don't you believe that the punishment should fit the crime? Isn't that what justice is? Letely, though, I wonder if we've gotten more into vengenance than justice. - Whoopi Goldberg
Let the punishment match the offense. - Cicero
The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government is to live under the government of worse men. - Plato
Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed but that he cannot believe anyone else. - George Bernard Shaw
PENITENT, adj. Undergoing or awaiting punishment. - Ambrose Bierce
And the ultimate question remains, To live, is it a blessing or the punishment itself ? - Charlyn Khater
Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward, an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative, by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction. The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear. - Ayn Rand
Belonging to the working class is the economy’s punishment for those who did what they were told to do in class. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The biggest crime is to be able to think beyond the visible time as then the thinker receives only punishment and not prize. - Anuj Somany
The best punishment for an enemy is forgiveness. - Debasish Mridha
The doctrine of eternal punishment is in perfect harmony with the savagery of the men who made the orthodox creeds. It is in harmony with torture, with flaying alive, and with burnings. The men who burned their fellow-men for a moment, believed that God would burn his enemies forever. - Robert G. Ingersoll
Paying tax should be framed as a glorious civic duty worthy of gratitude - not a punishment for making money. - Alain de Botton
No punishment of the unrighteous has ever been too severe in the eyes of the righteous.
Virtue is its own punishment. - Aneurin Bevan
Dreamers can find their way by moonlight and their only punishment is that they see the dawn before the rest of the world. - Oscar Wilde
Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others. - Jules Renard
Feelings of guilt are the worst punishment. You are being punished by yourself. - Debasish Mridha
God’s justice in the one, and his goodness in the other, is exercised for evermore, as the everlasting subjects of his reward and punishment. - Sir Walter Raleigh.
A good deed that follows upon another is the reward for the first one, and an evil deed that follows upon another is a punishment for the first one. - Junayd
Let your personality be your profit and not your punishment. - Amit Kalantri
My punishment is greater than I can bear - Bible
If one wanted to crush and destroy a man entirely, to mete out to him the most terrible punishment ... all one would have to do would be to make him do work that was completely and utterly devoid of usefulness and meaning. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The slave is not afflicted with a punishment greater than the hardening of the heart and being distant from Allah. For the Fire was created to melt the hardened heart. The most distant heart from Allah is the heart which is hardened. If the heart becomes hardened, the eye becomes dry. - ابن قيم الجوزية
To rule by fettering the mind through fear of punishment in another world, is just as base as to use force... Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all. - Hypatia
She was the one person he’d hoped to avoid as much as possible when he’d taken his place as Sheriff of Maxville. It wasn’t that he disliked her, that was the problem. Despite his better judgment and a glutton for punishment, he still cared too damn much for the woman. - Lia Davis
Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead. - Kurt Vonnegut
Nobody should be alone," Sissix said. "Being alone and untouched...there's no punishment worse than that. And she's done nothing wrong. She's just different. - Becky Chambers
Captial punishment is our society's recognition of the sanctity of human life.
Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure. - George Sand
A person who gets more punishment than prize from most people around him/her for doing or saying things often right , is most likely to be truly bright and only an upright individual. - Anuj Somany
Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit. - Eli Khamarov
No reason for a feverish rush For we will all arrive in the same place At the right time. Justice will be served. There will be no better or worse, No big and small, no rewards, no punishment, No guilt, no judges, no hierarchies; Only silent equality. - Dejan Stojanovic
Beneath her curls, I forget the world,With a mere gaze she raises my hopes of gold. Love is as much in her heart as in mine,But she doesn’t say it, her punishment so divine. - Faraaz Kazi
When it happens that I am more moved by the song than the thing which is sung, I confess that I sin in a manner deserving punishment - Augustine of Hippo
BIGAMY, n. A mistake in taste for which the wisdom of the future will adjudge a punishment called trigamy. - Ambrose Bierce
IMPENITENCE, n. A state of mind intermediate in point of time between sin and punishment. - Ambrose Bierce
To most, being locked away in solitary with nothing but pen and paper would prove a hard punishment. What a strange creature who views this as heaven. - Richelle E. Goodrich
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. - Thomas Szasz
...there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness, too. That was writing. - Markus Zusak
Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education. - Zhuangzi
Gerti didn’t ask for help. Miri swallowed and tried to calm her quavering voice. It was my fault. So it was. Now you all have learned that those who speak out of turn choose punishment for themselves and anyone they speak to. So if I speak to you, Tutor Olana, will you get the lashes? - Shannon Hale
Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: these are the spur and reins whereby all mankind are set on work, and guided. - John Locke
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishment; there are consequences. - Robert Ingersoll
One's suffering, one's melancholy is, in itself, really only looked upon as failure or as punishment, as detestable or sinful or socially unacceptable in the eyes of man; but this is not so in the eyes of God: for He is close to the broken-hearted. - Criss Jami
Never abbreviate your dreams. Only short-hand people always do that. Their punishment is that they can't stretch far, further and forward into the future. Dream only big dreams! - Israelmore Ayivor
Fear follows crime and is its punishment. - Voltaire
A man's ethical behaviour should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death. - Albert Einstein
Any new venture goes through the following stages: enthusiasm, complication, disillusionment, search for the guilty, punishment of the innocent, and decoration of those who did nothing. - Unknown
No man deserves punishment for his thoughts. - Anonymous
Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result. - Robert Ingersoll
God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation. - John Calvin
Misbehavior and punishment are not opposites that cancel each other - on the contrary they breed and reinforce each other. - Haim G. Ginott
And that you seek forgiveness of your Lord, and then turn to Him. He will provide for you a goodly provision until an appointed term. And He will grant His grace to every one possessed of merit. And if you turn away, then surely, I fear for you the punishment of a dreadful day. - Anonymous The Quran
There are some duties we owe even to those who have wronged us. There is, after all, a limit to retribution and punishment. - Cicero
Punishment creates crime. - Silvia Hartmann
My heart aches. I wish it was me. If I can relieve the pain, I could probably handle it much better. I know I could, but to witness someone you love suffer is the most painful punishment. Love is a soothing balm for dying spirit. - Nikki Firefly
A few thoughts on crime and punishment:Punishment—either don’t merit it, or learn to embrace it.It is easy to endure punishment, much harder to accept it.Committing a crime is like incurring a debt: you can either pay it off now, or pay it off later—with interest. - Clifford Cohen
Everyone in a decadent society, Lorrain urges, is guilty. Everyone loves masking murder and everyone takes masochistic pleasure in the risk of discovery and punishment. - Jennifer Birkett
Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence. - Dorothy Dix
Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it. - Hannah More
The idea of death has been associated with the fear of the unknown, and the punishment or reward for our life choices. There is no punishment, and there is no reward. We punish ourselves instantly, when we choose to be destructive. We reward ourselves, when we choose being our loving selves. - Raphael Zernoff
The survival of religion is on the basis of torture and punishment; end of torture is end of religion. - M.F. Moonzajer
A cold heart is its own worst punishment. - Frank McAdam
The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else. - George Bernard Shaw
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 than the one derived from fear of punishment. - Mahatma Gandhi
Crime and punishment can be summed up in two classifications: there are bad people and there are people who get into bad situations. The lines for liberation and rehabilitation should first begin with the people who get into bad situations. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
The Puritans turned work into a virtue, evidently forgetting that God invented it as a punishment. - Tim Kreider
When an evil masochist dies, does he go to hell, or would heaven be a better punishment? - Steven Wright
The liar's punishment ... is that he cannot believe anyone else. - George Bernard Shaw
Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment. - Mark Twain
Procrastination is a form of punishment - Jill Badonsky
The whole idea of revenge and punishment is a childish day-dream. Properly speaking, there is no such thing as revenge. Revenge is an act which you want to commit when you are powerless and because you are powerless: as soon as the sense of impotence is removed, the desire evaporates also. - George Orwell
Young people don't always do what they're told, but if they can pull it off and do something wonderful, sometimes they escape punishment. - Rick Riordan
While I am not a fan of corporal punishment, I am not a fan of his friends Major Nuisance or General Disturbance.
If only corporal punishment cured low self-esteem. - Jeph Jacques
The difference between punishment and discipline is a powerful child. - Danny Silk
Penance is a sacrifice, a voluntary punishment to show remorse for a sin. The more grievous the sin, the greater the self-inflicted suffering. For some, the ultimate penance is death. But for others, it simply a means to an end. - Emily Thorne
As for the errors I make, the only punishment I acknowledge for having made them is my awareness of those errors, and having to live with it: there is, there should be, no heavier penalty on a person's soul, mind and heart. - Joumana Haddad
PLAGUE, n. In ancient times a general punishment of the innocent for admonition of their ruler, as in the familiar instance of Pharaoh the Immune. The plague as we of to-day have the happiness to know it is merely Nature's fortuitous manifestation of her purposeless objectionableness. - Ambrose Bierce
Two hot, close rooms thus became my world; and a crippled old woman, my mistress, my friend, my all. Her service was my duty - her pain, my suffering - her relief, my hope - her anger, my punishment - her regard, my reward. - Charlotte Brontë
In the defense of our nation, a president must be a clear-eyed realist. There are limits to the smiles and scowls of diplomacy. Armies and missiles are not stopped by stiff notes of condemnation. They are held in check by strength and purpose and the promise of swift punishment. - George W. Bush
Though the vicious can sometimes pour affliction upon the good, their power is transient and their punishment certain; and that innocence, though oppressed by injustice, shall, supported by patience, finally triumph over misfortune! - Ann Radcliffe
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