Life is too short to silver over this tarnish. The gods, employed to haunt and punish husbands, have no hand for trigger-fine distinctions, their myopia makes all error mortal.
Your ancestors came to Macedonia and the rest of Hellas [Greece] and did us great harm, though we had done them no prior injury. I have been appointed leader of the Greeks, and wanting to Punish the Persians I have come to Asia, which I took from you.Alexander the Great
There are different kinds of justice. Retributive justice is largely Western. The African understanding is far more restorative - not so much to Punish as to redress or restore a balance that has been knocked askew.desmond tutu
Reward excellent failures. Punish mediocre successes.tom peters
To Punish me for my contempt of authority, Fate has made me an authority myself.Albert Einstein
He would Punish everyone who deserved it: why, he wouldn't have minded being punished himself if he deserved it; but, then, he never did deserve it. 303
Distrust all in whom the impulse to Punish is powerful.
"You sound as if you question the authority and the decision of the Oracle, who said he should die.""I do not. Why should I? But the Oracle did not ask me to carry out its decision." [...]"The Earth cannot Punish me for obeying her mesenger," Okonkwo said. "A child's fingers are not scalded by a piece of hot yam which its mother puts into its palm."chinua achebe
I feel in an executioner mood, I am going to Punish him and Punish him slowly.bernard hopkins
We regard an action of Contract as an action to prevent or compensate for a breach of a promise; an action of Tort as an action to to Punish or compensate for a wrong, such as assault or defamation, which has not any necessary connection with a promise.edward jenks
Prayers born out of murmuring are always dangerous. When, therefore, we are in a discontented mood, let'us take care what we cry for, lest God give it to us, and thereby Punish us.william mackergo taylor
Why are the architects of the family-values agenda so eager to Punish into the next generation? What is being served by seeking, quite literally, a tooth for a tooth?ayelet waldman
The privilege of opening the first trial in history for crimes against the peace of the world imposes a grave responsibility. The wrongs which we seek to condemn and Punish have been so calculated, so malignant, and so devastating, that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored, because it cannot survive their being repeated. That four great nations, flushed with victory and stung with injury stay the hand of vengeance and voluntarily submit their captive enemies to the judgment of the law is one of the most significant tributes that Power has ever paid to Reason.robert h. jackson
If you Punish him for what he sees you practise yourself, he... will be apt to interpret it the peevishness and arbitrary imperiousness of a father, who, without any ground for it, would deny his son the liberty and pleasure he takes himself.john locke
He will Punish all the evil deeds of men, although they have not been prohibited by a prophet, if common sense warns against them, as e.g. , injustice and violence. ...it is distinctly added that he who does a good thing without being commanded, receives nevertheless his reward. The same principle is expressed in all the sayings of our Sages.maimonides
“I am more inclined to Punish Hurtiancz for his crassness,” said Ildefonse. “But now he simulates a swinish stupidity to escape my anger.” “Absolute falsity!” roared Hurtiancz. “I simulate nothing!” Ildefonse shrugged. “For all his deficiencies as polemicist and magician, Hurtiancz at least is candid.”jack vance
Your ancestors came to Macedonia and the rest of Hellas and did us great harm, though we had done them no prior injury. I have been appointed leader of the Greeks, and wanting to Punish the Persians I have come to Asia, which I took from you...
The head of Christians does not, as a rule, have power to Punish secular wrongs with a capital penalty and other bodily penalties and it is for thus punishing such wrongs that temporal power and riches are chiefly necessary; such punishment is granted chiefly to the secular power. The pope therefore, can, as a rule, correct wrongdoers only with a spiritual penalty. It is not, therefore, necessary that he should excel in temporal power or abound in temporal riches, but it is enough that Christians should willingly obey him.
The end result of positively reinforcing bad behavior is that you get more of it. The culmination of a failure to Punish predators is a debased, dissolute, slum-dog society in which, by legal decree, the righteous suffer and the wicked prosper.
It is a duty not only to Punish, but to prevent all manner of evil.
The aim of the law is not to Punish sins, but is to prevent certain external results.
[Solon] being asked, namely, what city was best to live in, “That city,” he replied, “in which those who are not wronged, no less than those who are wronged, exert themselves to Punish the wrongdoers.”
That city in which those who are not wronged, no less than those who are wronged, exert themselves to Punish the wrongdoers.
An avidity to Punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws. He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself. ~ Thomas Paine
The goal of the right is not to stop abortion but to demonize it, Punish it and make it as difficult and traumatic as possible. All this it has accomplished fairly well, even without overturning Roe v. Wade.