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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.

Thomas S. Szasz Quotes

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It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

Bible Quotes , Source: Luke (ch. XVII, v. 2)

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Punishment - The justice that the guilty deal out to those that are caught.

Elbert Green Hubbard Quotes

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Let the punishment fit the crime

Proverb Quotes

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The punishment which the wise suffer, who refuse to take part in government, is to live under the government of worse men

Plato Quotes

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He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. XIII, v. 24)

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The Wolfe must dye in his owne skinne. [The wolf must die in his own skin.]

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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He who does not punish evil commands it to be done.

Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

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Fear follows crime, and is its punishment

Voltaire Quotes

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Frieth in his own grease.

Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes , Source: The Canterbury Tales (V, 6069), The Wife of Bath's Tale

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Punishment follows close on crime. [Lat., Culpam poena premit comes.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Carmina (IV, 5, 24)

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Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Quotes

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Let the punishment be equal with the offence. [Lat., Noxiae poena par esto.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Legibus (bk. III, 20)

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'Tis I that call, remember Milo's end, Wedged in that timber which he strove to rend.

Wentworth Dillon, Earl of Roscomon Quotes , Source: Essay on Translated Verse--Ovid

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My object all sublime I shall achieve in time-- To let the punishment fit the crime.

William S. Gilbert Quotes , Source: Mikado

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Men are not punished for their sins, but by them.

Elbert Hubbard Quotes

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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, its wars

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy Quotes

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Punishment - The justice that the guilty deal out to those that are caught.

Elbert Hubbard Quotes

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Men simply copied the realities of their hearts when they built prisons

Richard Wright Quotes

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To kiss the rod.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: History of Reynard the Fox, (William Caxton's translation, printed by him) (1481)

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See they suffer death, But in their deaths remember they are men, Strain not the laws to make their tortures grievous.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: Cato (act III, sc. 5)

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And thine eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

Bible Quotes , Source: Deuteronomy (ch. XIX, v. 21)

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And Cain said unto the Lord, My punishment is greater than I can bear.

Bible Quotes , Source: Genesis (ch. IV, v. 13)

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Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

Bible Quotes , Source: Genesis (ch. IX, v. 6)

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