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
We should not, certainly, Punish other people in general because of an apparent lack of gratitude on the part of some. It could be that people are so busy they seem ungrateful — or they actually are thankless! But this is OK — I'd rather be nice to someone spoiled than mean to someone who really could use a hand.ysabella brave
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
...women and girls begin to bare themselves behind and in front, and there is nobody to Punish and hold in check, and besides, God’s word is mocked.Martin Luther
Whatever is contrary, bonos mores est decorum, the principles of our law prohibit, and the King's Court, as the general censor and guardian of the public manners, is bound to restrain and Punish.william Mansfield
When they criticise the government when it tries to prevent violence and Punish perpetrators of that violence we take the position that they can go hang.robert mugabe
And as I was looking at those towers that were destroyed in Lebanon, it occurred to me that we have to Punish the transgressor with the same, and that we had to destroy the towers in America, so that they taste what we tasted and they stop killing our women and children.osama bin laden
God will Punish the wicked. And before He does, we will.john green
It is rather more noble to help people purely out of concern for their suffering than it is to help them because you think the Creator of the Universe wants you to do it, or will reward you for doing it, or will Punish you for not doing it. The problem with this linkage between religion and morality is that it gives people bad reasons to help other human beings when good reasons are available.sam harris
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.ilana mercer
Educate the children and it won't be necessary to Punish the men.pythagoras
It is not only spirits who Punish the evil, the soul brings itself to judgment: and also it is not right for those who endure for ever to attain everything in a short time: and also, there is need of human virtue. If punishment followed instantly upon sin, men would act justly from fear and have no virtue.sallustius
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 .ellen willis
I have beheld no day since the commencement of hostilities that I have thought her liberties in such eminent danger as at present. Friends and foes seem now to combine to pull down the goodly fabric as we have hitherto been raising at the expence of so much time, blood, and treasure; and unless the bodies politick will exert themselves to bring things back to first principles, correct abuses, and Punish our internal foes, inevitable ruin must follow.
We ought, as far as we can by law, to support the government of all societies and corporations, especially this of the city of London; and if the mayor and aldermen should not have power to Punish offenders in a summary way, then farewell the government of the city.
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.
Where the King has no share, and the King's Serjeant or Attorney-General prosecute not, and the King's name is not so much as mentioned, and only by the Commons of England, which the Courts Westminster cannot Punish:;; it is you that have the interest in the suit, and all the Commons of England.
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
Do not hurry over punishments and do not be pleased and do not be proud of your power to Punish.
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.
When my sons are grown up, I would ask you, O my friends, to Punish them; and I would have you to trouble them, as I have troubled you, if they seem to care about riches, or anything, more than about virtue; or if they pretend to be something when they are really nothing then reprove them, as I have reproved you, for not caring about that for which they ought to care, and thinking that they are something when they are really nothing. And if you do this, I and my sons will have received justice at your hands.
Some Zanadiqa (atheists) were brought to 'Ali and he burnt them. The news of this event, reached Ibn 'Abbas who said, "If I had been in his place, I would not have burnt them, as Allah's Apostle forbade it, saying, 'Do not Punish anybody with Allah's punishment (fire).' I would have killed them according to the statement of Allah's Apostle, 'Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.'"