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51 Punishment Quotes

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 if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

Bible Quotes , Source: Mark (ch. IX, v. 43-44)

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Let them stew in their own grease (or juice). - Karl Otto von Schonhausen Bismarck,

Karl Otto von Schonhausen Bismarck Quotes , Source: to Mr. Malet at Meaux, at the time of the Franco-German war

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Some have been beaten till they know What wood a cudgel's of by th' blow: Some kick'd until they can feel whether A shoe be Spanish or neat's leather.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. II, canto I, l. 121)

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He is next to the gods whom reason, and not passion, impels; and who, after weighing the facts, can measure the punishment with discretion. [Lat., Diis proximus ille est Quem ratio non ira movet: qui factor rependens Consilio punire potest.]

Claudian (Claudianus) Quotes , Source: De Consulatu Malii Theodori Panygyris (CCXXVII)

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I stew all night in my own grease.

Nathaniel Cotton Quotes , Source: Virgil Travestie (p. 35), (ed. 1807)

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That is the bitterest of all,--to wear the yoke of our own wrong-doing.

George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) Quotes , Source: Daniel Deronda (bk. V, ch. XXXVI)

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Send them into everlasting Coventry.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Essays--Manners, during English Civil War, officers were sent for punishment to the garrison at Conv

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Vengeance comes not slowly either upon you or any other wicked man, but steals silently and imperceptibly, placing its foot on the bad.

Euripides Quotes , Source: Fragment

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

Euripides Quotes , Source: Fragment

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Something lingering with boiling oil in it . . . something humorous but lingering--with either boiling oil or melted lead.

William S. Gilbert Quotes , Source: Mikado

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Punishment is justice for the unjust.

St. Augustine Quotes

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In its function, the power to punish is not essentially different from that of curing or educating.

Michel Foucault Quotes

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

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Every sin brings its punishment with it.

Romanian Proverb Quotes

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

John Ruskin Quotes

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Two of the cruelest, most primitive punishments our town deals out to those who fall from favor are the empty mailbox and the silent telephone.

Hedda Hopper Quotes

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Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Quotes

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Not the punishment but the cause makes the martyr.

Saint Augustine Quotes

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One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem on others.

Juvenal Quotes

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The best of us being unfit to die, what an unexpressible absurdity to put the worst to death.

Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes

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Many a man spanks his children for the things his own father should have spanked out of him.

Don Marquis Quotes

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It is as expedient that a wicked man be punished as that a sick man be cured by a physician; for all chastisement is a kind of medicine.

Plato Quotes

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If punishment makes not the will supple it hardens the offender.

John Locke Quotes

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