Punishment - The justice that the guilty deal out to those that are caught.
If there were no strong hand at the service of good in the world, evil would multiply.
Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.
Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment, its wars
Fear follows crime, and is its punishment
Capital Punishment, a penalty regarding the justice and expediency of which many worthy persons - including all the assassins - entertain grave misgivings
The Will of Man Is Stronger Than Iron Bars.
He who does not punish evil commands it to be done.
What restrains us from killing is partly fear of punishment, partly moral scruple, and partly what may be described as a sense of humor
When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.
The punishment which the wise suffer, who refuse to take part in government, is to live under the government of worse men
Men simply copied the realities of their hearts when they built prisons
Even legal punishments lose all appearance of justice when too strictly inflicted on men compelled by the last extremity of distress to incur them
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts
Men are not punished for their sins, but by them.
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.
In our period, they say there is free speech. They say there is no penalty for poets, There is no penalty for writing poems. They say this. This is the penalty.
Let the punishment fit the crime
Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one.
I am the punishment of God...If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.
Whatever punishment does to a nation it does not induce a sense of guilt
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.
Capital punishment is our society's recognition of the sanctity of human life.
One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem on others