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The punishment of criminals should serve a purpose. When a man is hanged he is useless.

Voltaire, writer

When God punishes a land, he deprives it leaders of wisdom.

Italian Proverbs,

The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

Every guilty person is his own hangman.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

Take away the danger and remove the restraint, and wayward nature runs free.

Horace, poet

Punishment is justice for the unjust.

Saint Augustine, philosopher

Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?

Diogenes, philosopher

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, comedian

Work is not man's punishment! It is his reward and his strength, his glory and his pleasure.

George Sand, novelist

Then spare the rod and spoil the child.

Samuel Butler, poet

Prisons don't rehabilitate, they don't punish, they don't protect, so what the hell do they do?

Jerry Brown, politician

If your buttocks burn, you know you have done wrong.

African Proverbs,

Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given, but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority, not a self-control which enhances our self-respect.

Bruno Bettelheim, writer

To believe in a just law of cause and effect, carrying with it a punishment or a reward, is to believe in righteousness.

Ernest Holmes, theologian

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

Michel Foucault, historian

Many without punishment, none without sin.

John Ray, environmentalist

All in all, punishment hardens and renders people more insensible; it concentrates; it increases the feeling of estrangement; it strengthens the power of resistance.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

Hold you there, neither a strange hand nor my own, neither heavy nor light shall touch my bum.

Miguel de Cervantes, novelist

No one provokes me with impunity.

Mary Queen Of Scots, royalty

Next to the prosperity of a good person, I am best pleased with the confusion of a rascal.


In hell there is no other punishment than to begin over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime.

Andre Gide, novelist

And where the offence is, let the great axe fall.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion.

William Blake, poet

As the bull market goes on, people who take great risks achieve great rewards, seemingly without punishment. It's like crime without punishment or sex without sin.

Ron Chernow, author

The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

Men are not hanged for stealing horses, but that horses may not be stolen.

Edward F. Halifax, statesman

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

Albert Einstein, physicist

One should not lift the rod against our enemies upon the private information of another.


Thwackum was for doing justice, and leaving mercy to Heaven.

Henry Fielding, novelist

As soon as men know that they can kill without fear of punishment or blame, they kill; or at least they encourage killers with approving smiles.

Simone Weil, philosopher

Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.

Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer

Our system is the height of absurdity, since we treat the culprit both as a child, so as to have the right to punish him, and as an adult, in order to deny him consolation.

Claude LeviStrauss,

If the executioner goes, my package will never be made public. If he doesn't go, it will be made public exactly fifty years from the day the bill for a moratorium on capital punishment is defeated.

Caryl Chessman, celebrity

I am passionately opposed to capital punishment, and I have been all my life.

Richard Attenborough, actor

I propose a Constitutional Amendment providing that, if any public official, elected or appointed, at any level of government, is caught lying to any member of the public for any reason, the punishment shall be death by public hanging.

L. Neil Smith, writer

I didn't really escape that gravity until I moved 300 miles south to go to college at 18, where authorship no longer seemed something liable to induce vengeful punishment.

David Knopfler, musician

And then ESPN fired me. I did not think that was a fitting punishment.

Gregg Easterbrook, author

I knew quite well, when I gave the names of our agents in the Soviet Union, that I was exposing them to the full machinery of counterespionage and the law, and then prosecution and capital punishment.

Aldrich Ames, criminal

What becomes a crime deserving capital punishment when the tables are turned is a matter of small moment when the negro woman is the accusing party.

Ida B. Wells, activist

If this work can contribute in any way toward proving this, and at the same time arouse the conscience of the American people to a demand for justice to every citizen, and punishment by law for the lawless, I shall feel I have done my race a service.

Ida B. Wells, activist

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.

Lenny Bruce, comedian

The long and distressing controversy over capital punishment is very unfair to anyone meditating murder.

Geoffrey Fisher, clergyman

Here an attempt is made to explain suffering: the outcaste of traditional Hinduism is held to deserve his fetched fate; it is a punishment for the wrongs he did in a previous life.

Walter Kaufmann, philosopher

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, activist

I have also seen it stated that Capital punishment is murder in its worst form. I should like to know upon what principle of human society these assertions are based and justified.

Benjamin Tucker, activist

We genuinely believe to this day that it was an honest genuine mistake and we never imagined the punishment would be eight months. The precedent dictated that it was unlikely to be that. We don't regret he played for that period.

David Gill, scientist

Capital punishment would be more effective as a preventive measure if it were administered prior to the crime.

Woody Allen, director

The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.

Aristotle, philosopher

Then I despair... I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it always.

Andre Malraux, author

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

John Ruskin, writer

If he who breaks the law is not punished, he who obeys it is cheated. This, and this alone, is why lawbreakers ought to be punished: to authenticate as good, and to encourage as useful, law-abiding behavior. The aim of criminal law cannot be correction or deterrence; it can only be the maintenance of the legal order.

Thomas Szasz, psychologist

He must have known me if he had seen me as he was wont to see me, for he was in the habit of flogging me constantly. Perhaps he did not recognize me by my face.

Anthony Trollope, author

I'm all for bringing back the birch, but only between consenting adults.

Gore Vidal, novelist

Whenever a human being, through the commission of a crime, has become exiled from good, he needs to be reintegrated with it through suffering. The suffering should be inflicted with the aim of bringing the soul to recognize freely some day that its infliction was just.

Simone Weil, philosopher

I wish I could undo what I did at Enron but I can't. I understand that I deserve punishment. Your honor, I accept the prison sentence that you are about to impose and will serve it without bitterness.

Andrew Fastow, criminal

To be misunderstood can be the writer's punishment for having disturbed the reader's peace. The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding.

Anatole Broyard, critic

The gallows were used to punish criminals, for instance the pharoahs would chop off people's heads and impale their bodies on poles for birds to eat and the Bible says that one of the reasons Jesus came was so that would not happen anymore because he lifted some sort of curse.

James Dye,

Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better?

Jane Nelson,

There are a lot of messages that need to be sent to the criminal who is out there dealing in this on the streets of the United States. We need to send the message of swiftness and certain punishment.

Bill McCollum, politician

All persons harboring or secreting the conspirators or aiding their concealment or escape, will be treated as accomplices in the murder of the President and shall be subject to trial before a military commission, and the punishment of death.

Edwin M. Stanton, lawyer

Let's not talk punishment.

George Steinbrenner, businessman

I should be very willing to redress men wrongs, and rather check than punish crimes, had not Cervantes, in that all too true tale of Quixote, shown how all such efforts fail.

Lord Byron, poet

Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature.

Albert Camus, philosopher

Any punishment that does not correct, that can merely rouse rebellion in whoever has to endure it, is a piece of gratuitous infamy which makes those who impose it more guilty in the eyes of humanity, good sense and reason, nay a hundred times more guilty than the victim on whom the punishment is inflicted.

Marquis De Sade, novelist

Well, there's no one at all, they do be saying, but is deserving of some punishment from the very minute of his birth.

Lady Gregory, dramatist

Let us have compassion for those under chastisement. Alas, who are we ourselves? Who am I and who are you? Whence do we come and is it quite certain that we did nothing before we were born? This earth is not without some resemblance to a gaol. Who knows but that man is a victim of divine justice? Look closely at life. It is so constituted that one senses punishment everywhere.

Victor Hugo, author

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.

Ellen Key, writer

But this is not to say that the society which inflicts capital punishment commits murder.

Benjamin Tucker, activist

That thing of hell and eternal punishment is the most absurd, as well as the most disagreeable thought that ever entered into the head of mortal man.

George Berkeley, philosopher

Ever since Eve started it all by offering Adam the apple, woman's punishment has been to supply a man with food then suffer the consequences when it disagrees with him.

Helen Rowland, writer

I would like to see capital punishment suppressed in all democracies.

Lionel Jospin, statesman

I am telling you before anything, that the blood of the martyrs and the injured will not go in vain. And I would like to affirm, I will not hesitate to punish those who are responsible fiercely. I will hold those in charge who have violated the rights of our youth with the harshest punishment stipulated in the law.

Hosni Mubarak, statesman

As an American I wanted to explore... why are we the only first world country that still has capital punishment? Is it because we're too afraid to really examine the system, or is it because we really truly believe that this is the best way to deter future crime?

Jodi Picoult, author

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.

Thomas Szasz, psychologist

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.

Henry Ford, industrialist

Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit.

Eli Khamarov, writer

Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.

Emily Dickinson, poet

If the Old Testament were a reliable guide in the matter of capital punishment, half the people in the United States would have to be killed tomorrow.

Steve Allen, entertainer

Capital punishment is our society's recognition of the sanctity of human life.

Orrin Hatch, politician

Suicide is possible, but not probable; hanging, I trust, is even more unlikely; for I hope that, by the time I die, my countrymen will have become civilised enough to abolish capital punishment.

Laurence Housman, playwright

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, celebrity

It seems proper, at all events, that by an early enactment similar to that of other countries the application of public money by an officer of Government to private uses should be made a felony and visited with severe and ignominious punishment.

Martin Van Buren, president

I wanted to show that crime doesn't pay. If you are saved and accept the Lord, you cannot use that as an excuse to avoid punishment.

Robert Duvall, actor

The method of collective punishment so far has proved effective.

Moshe Dayan, soldier

There must be no worse punishment to a totalitarian nation than the withdrawal of capital.

Jerzy Kosinski, novelist

Homelessness is a part of our American system. There should be nothing wrong with this condition as long as the individual is not sentenced to unnecessary suffering and punishment.

Jerzy Kosinski, novelist

If you're going to do something wrong, do it big, because the punishment is the same either way.

Jayne Mansfield, actress

God ceases to be God only for those who can admit the possibility of His non-existence, and that conception is in itself the most severe punishment they can suffer.

Giacomo Casanova, celebrity

The bill neither confers nor abridges the rights of anyone but simply declares that in civil rights there shall be equality among all classes of citizens and that all alike shall be subject to the same punishment.

Lyman Trumbull, politician

The way the terrorist is trained to operate, especially the suicide terrorists, makes punishment and the threat of punishment far less valuable to those who would prevent the crime.

John Ashcroft, public servant

I wish you to inform the Court that my absence, though deliberate, is not intended in any way to be disrespectful. Nor is it prompted by any fear of the punishment which might be inflicted on me.

Bram Fischer, lawyer

If in my fight I can encourage even some people to understand and to abandon policies they now so blindly follow, I shall not regret any punishment I may incur.

Bram Fischer, lawyer

An absolutely necessary part of a writer's equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself.

Irwin Shaw, novelist

It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace.

Pierre Corneille, dramatist

They have shrunk from inquiry, though they have strained after punishment. I have in every shape dared the one, that I might, so far as lay in my power, be able to secure the other.

Joseph Howe, politician

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, judge

This is his first punishment, that by the verdict of his own heart no guilty man is acquitted.

Juvenal, poet

Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.

Matthew Henry, clergyman

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