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    punishment Quotes

    Rewards and punishments are the lowest form of education.
    — Zhuangzi
    Therefore, the truly great man, although he does not injure others, does not credit himself with charity and mercy (these are natural to him). He does not seek gain, but does not despise his followers who do. He struggles not for wealth, but does not take credit for leaving it alone... The ranks and emoluments of the world are to him no cause for joy, it's punishments and shame no cause for disgrace.
    — Zhuangzi
    To use what has a boundary to pursue what is limitless is dangerous; with this knowledge, if we still go after knowledge, we will run into trouble. Do not do what is good in order to gain praise. If you do what is bad be sure to avoid the punishment. Follow the Middle Course, for this is the way to keep yourself together, to sustain your life, to care for your parents and to live for many years.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: live  care  bad  praise  parent  year  punishment 
    People must ask themselves why this earthquake occurred in this area and not in others. These areas were notorious because of this type of modern tourism, which has become known as "sex tourism". Don't they deserve punishment from Allah?!
    — Yusuf al-Qaradawi
    tags: people  punishment 
    If they had gotten rid of the apostasy punishment Islam wouldn't exist today.
    — Yusuf al-Qaradawi
    tags: punishment 
    We are a Russian group and we want to change the situation in Russia. We criticize our own government and it would be strange if we did that from abroad. We don't need performances in the West to put Putin's regime under pressure. The punishments against us have shown us that we succeeded.
    — Yekaterina Samutsevich
    I am always shocked to discover how many people believe that hardships are a punishment from God! When people face tests or see others facing tests, they assume Allah must be angry with them. SubhannAllah! Remember which people were tested the most: The Prophets! And they were the closest to Allah. Every hardship is good for you-if it brings you closer to Him!
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    Its shocking how many people believe hardships are a punishment from God! Every hardship is good for you-if it brings you closer to Him!
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    A person who is discreet in speaking will be useful during the good times and will avoid punishment during the bad.
    — Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    tags: time  people  bad  punishment 
    Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with the other men. There is a three year waiting list.
    — Yakov Smirnoff
    A freak is basically anyone who needs fantasy, degradation, or punishment in order to achieve his interpretation of erotic gratification.
    — Xaviera Hollander
    We fight for territory. We see it in our Congress, we see it in our political systems, we see it in our ways of life, how separated we are. When we moved out of the cities and we lost all of the memory that was in cities, and we - one of the highest achievements in our culture is to be able to segregate yourself from everyone else, and the deep thing is the deepest punishment is solitary confinement.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    For Christians, the problem is not how to reconcile homosexuality with scriptural passages that condemn it, but how to reconcile the rejection and punishment of homosexuals with the love of Christ.
    — William Sloane Coffin
    There are no rewards or punishments - only consequences.
    — William Ralph Inge
    I don't need to punish people for sin. Sin is its own punishment, devouring you from the inside. It's not my purpose to punish it; it's my joy to cure it.
    — William P. Young
    tags: people  joy  sin  punishment 
    Sin is its own punishment, devouring you from the inside.
    — William P. Young
    tags: sin  punishment 
    I am no Hindu, but I hold the doctrine of the Hindus concerning a future state (rebirth) to be incomparably more rational, more pious, and more likely to deter men from vice than the horrid opinions inculcated by Christians on punishments without end.
    — William Jones
    Supporters of capital punishment bear a special responsibility to ensure the fairness of this irreversible punishment.
    — William J. Clinton
    The principle inherent in the clause that prohibits pointless infliction of excessive punishment when less severe punishment can adequately achieve the same purposes invalidates the punishment.
    — William J. Brennan
    Death is not only an unusually severe punishment, unusual in its pain, in its finality and in its enormity, but is serves no penal purpose more effectively than a less severe punishment.
    — William J. Brennan
    tags: death  pain  punishment 
    The Constitution was framed fundamentally as a bulwark against governmental power, and preventing the arbitrary administration of punishment is a basic ideal of any society that purports to be governed by the rule of law.
    — William J. Brennan
    tags: society  power  law  rules  punishment 
    With respect to the death penalty, I believe that a majority of the Supreme Court will one day accept that when the state punishes with death, it denies the humanity and dignity of the victim and transgresses the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. That day will be a great day for our country, for it will be a great day for our Constitution.
    — William J. Brennan
    To conceive that compulsion and punishment are the proper means of reformation is the sentiment of a barbarian.
    — William Godwin
    tags: punishment 
    To make punishments efficacious, two things are necessary. They must never be disproportioned to the offence, and they must be certain.
    — William Gilmore Simms
    tags: punishment 
    No punishment is so terrible as prosperous guilt.
    — William Ellery Channing
    tags: guilt  punishment 
    Sin let loose speaks punishment at hand.
    — William Cowper
    tags: sin  punishment 
    Punishments of unreasonable severity, especially where indiscriminately afflicted, have less effect in preventing crimes, and amending the manners of a people, than such as are more merciful in general, yet properly intermixed with due distinctions of severity.
    — William Blackstone
    By the fulfillment of my legal and moral duty I think I have earned punishment just as little as the tens of thousands of dutiful German officials who have now been imprisoned only because they carried out their duties.
    — Wilhelm Frick
    tags: morals  punishment 
    The prayer does call for serious, serious punishment on people. But I didn't call for that, God did.
    — Wiley Drake
    tags: people  god  prayer  punishment 
    As for the "anger" of the volcano, we leave it up to the local populations who create their demons, their gods and their divine punishment.
    — Werner Herzog
    tags: divine  demon  god  punishment 
    Centuries from now our great-great-great-grandchildren will look back at us with amazement at how we could allow such a precious achievement of human culture as the telling of a story to be shattered into smithereens by commercials, the same amazement we feel today when we look at our ancestors for whom slavery, capital punishment, burning of witches, and the inquisition were acceptable everyday events.
    — Werner Herzog
    The punishment itself is something I respectfully disagree with, but for thousands and thousands of years it was practiced everywhere.
    — Werner Herzog
    tags: year  punishment 
    I could not become an American citizen. I would not like to become a citizen of a country that has capital punishment.
    — Werner Herzog
    We are living even now among punishments and ruins.
    — Wendell Berry
    tags: living  punishment 
    Garth, marriage is punishment for shoplifting in some countries!
    — Wayne Campbell
    Man's thought is always of the punishment that will come to him if he sins. But God's thought is always of the glory man will miss if he sins. God's purpose for redemption is glory, glory, glory.
    — Watchman Nee
    tags: men  thoughts  god  sin  punishment 
    Jonah saw God's will as punishment. Jesus saw God's will as nourishment.
    — Warren W. Wiersbe
    tags: god  jesus  punishment 
    There are times when players have got to feel that if they work hard and they give everything, they get the carrot, but they also need to know that there's a stick. If performance, discipline or attitude isn't good enough, there is a bit of the stick and there will be a punishment.
    — Warren Gatland
    In Israel, the maximum legal penalty for denying the existence of God is one year in prison, while the punishment for denying the existence of the Holocaust is up to five years' imprisonment.
    — Ward Churchill
    Here eglantine embalm'd the air, Hawthorne and hazel mingled there; The primrose pale, and violet flower, Found in each cliff a narrow bower; Fox-glove and nightshade, side by side, Emblems of punishment and pride, Group'd their dark hues with every stain The weather-beaten crags retain.
    — Walter Scott
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