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Elizabeth Fry Quotes and Sayings
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Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
- Elizabeth Fry

Oh Lord, may I be directed what to do and what to leave undone.
- Elizabeth Fry

Correcting bad habits cannot be done
by forbidding or punishment.
- Robert Baden-Powell (the founder of scouting)

Justice that love gives is a surrender,
justice that law gives is a punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment
and the other by acts of love. Power based on love
is a thousand times more effective and permanent
then the one derived from fear of punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight,
and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
- Oscar Wilde

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

Work is not man's punishment.
It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
- George Sand

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

Failure is not our only punishment for laziness;
there is also the success of others.
- Jules Renard

I learned early about the misery and dangers of life,
and about the afterlife, about the external punishment
which awaited the children of sin in Hell.
- Edvard Munch

Love or not, I wouldn't subject a wife to the road.
It's punishment.
- Billy Strayhorn

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

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

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

To sin offers repentance and forgiveness;
not to sin offers only punishment.
- Jose Bergamin

The idea that you earn things - that you earn respect,
that you earn income, responsibility.
the vote, punishment...
these ideas are anathema to the liberal mind.
- Dennis Prager

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

Wickedness is its own punishment.
- Francis Quarles

Fines are preferable to imprisonment and other types
of punishment because they are more efficient.
With a fine, the punishment to offenders is also revenue to the State.
- Gary Becker

Hatred is self-punishment.
- Hosea Ballou

He who is in evil, is also in the punishment of evil.
- Emanuel Swedenborg

No game in the world is as tidy and dramatically neat as baseball,
with cause and effect, crime and punishment,
motive and result, so cleanly defined.
- Paul Gallico

Capital punishment is the source of many an argument,
both good and bad.
- Marilyn vos Savant

I can take more punishment than anyone in the business.
- Ric Flair

As long as you have capital punishment there is no
guarantee that innocent people won't be put to death.
- Paul Simon

I think capital punishment works great.
Every killer you kill never kills again.
- Bill Maher

A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.
- Ernest Hemingway

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

Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
- Emily Dickinson

Disgrace does not consist in the punishment,
but in the crime.
- Vittorio Alfieri

In my childhood I always felt that I was treated unjustly,
without a mother, sick, and with the threat of punishment
in Hell hanging over my head.
- Edvard Munch

Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault
the punishment it deserves.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

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

Evil gains work their punishment.
- Sophocles

But I knew if I ran I'd never be able to sing,
so I had to take my punishment.
- Aaron Neville

The method of collective punishment so far has proved effective.
- Moshe Dayan

That the saints may enjoy their beatitude and the grace
of God more abundantly they are permitted to see the
punishment of the damned in hell.
- Thomas Aquinas

Going to the opera, like getting drunk,
is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.
- Hannah More

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

Now, I - for several years while I was researching this book,
I felt quite obsessed by thoughts about sentencing,
punishment, how judges arrive at their decisions.
- Helen Garner

Shame is a fitter and generally a more effectual punishment
for a child than beating.
- Samuel Richardson

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

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

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

The English sent all their bores abroad,
and acquired the Empire as a punishment.
- Edward Bond

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

Let's not talk punishment.
- George Steinbrenner

What grieves me most in my past offenses,
O my loving God, is not so much the punishment I have deserved,
as the displeasure I have given You,
Who are worthy of infinite love.
- Alphonsus Liguori

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

This country is becoming increasingly authoritarian.
It's based on capital punishment.
- Kate Millett

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

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

Let's reintroduce corporal punishment in the schools -
and use it on the teachers.
- P. J. O'Rourke

It is not the punishment but the cause that makes the martyr.
- Saint Augustine

Confession is always weakness.
The grave soul keeps its own secrets,
and takes its own punishment in silence.
- Dorothy Dix

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

Fear follows crime, and is its punishment.
- Voltaire

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

Well I certainly have learned and I hope I'm moving
on and certainly two years of prison was a terrible punishment.
- Jeffrey Archer

There is no greater glory than love,
nor any great punishment than jealously.
- Lope de Vega

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

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

Sleep is a reward for some, a punishment for others.
For all, it is a sanction.
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

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

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

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

According to Islamic principles, when a man is accused of heresy,
he is given the choice between repentance and punishment.
- Naguib Mahfouz

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


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