Quotes: punishment

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  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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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.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    All in all, punishment hardens and renders people more insensible; it concentrates; it increases the feeling of estrangement; it strengthens the power of resistance.
  • Robert Green Ingersoll
    Robert Green Ingersoll
    American lawyer, a Civil War veteran and politician 1833-1899
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    Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.
  • B. F. Skinner
    B. F. Skinner
    American psychologist, behaviorist and author 1904-1990
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    A person who has been punished is not less inclined to behave in a given way; at best, he learns how to avoid punishment.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
    Seneca
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    A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.
  • Barbara Tuchman
    Barbara Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
    Barbara Tuchman
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    Against men habituated to lawless force, violent punishment failed to bring the violence under control.
    Source: A Distant Mirror
  • Joseph De Maistre
    Joseph De Maistre
    French diplomat and philosopher 1753-1821
    Joseph De Maistre
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    All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice.
  • Benjamin Tucker
    Benjamin Tucker
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    And capital punishment, however ineffective it may be and through whatever ignorance it may be resorted to, is a strictly defensive act, - at least in theory.
  • Benjamin Tucker
    Benjamin Tucker
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    But this is not to say that the society which inflicts capital punishment commits murder.
  • Woody Allen
    Woody Allen
    American movie director and actor 1935 -
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    Capital punishment would be more effective as a preventive measure if it were administered prior to the crime.
  • Madonna
    Madonna
    American musician, singer and actress 1958-
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    Catholicism is not a soothing religion. It's a painful religion. We're all gluttons for punishment.
  • Leo Tolstoy
    Leo Tolstoy
    Russian writer 1828-1910
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    Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment and its wars.
  • Dorothy Dix
    Dorothy Dix
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    Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.
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