Punishment is evident for any wrongdoings, especially crime. Scroll down to read through few famous penalty/chastisement quotes, quotations and sayings.

Punishment Quotes

Quite ironically, though we are living in a free world our lives are guided and governed by set of norms, non-abidance of which stigmatize you as deviant. There are set rules governing all our actions, rights and freedoms and any deviant behavior calls for punishment as defined by the law. Punishment is the authoritative right of an institution or organization whose rules and guidelines are breached by an individual or group. Go through these famous penalty/chastisement quotations and sayings to get familiar with various aspects of punishment.

It is easy enough to say that poverty is no crime. No; if it were men wouldn't be ashamed of it. It is a blunder, though, and is punished as such.

- Jerome K. Jerome

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

- Voltaire

The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.

- Theodore Roosevelt

If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.

- Thomas Paine

Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.

- Nelson Mandela

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.

- Aesop's Fables , Aesop

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

- Emily Dickinson

If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.

- Noam Chomsky

Control thy passions lest they take vengence on thee

- Epictetus

I like someone who is a little crazy but coming from a good place. I think scars are sexy because it means you made a mistake that led to a mess.

- Angelina Jolie

My initial response was to sue her for defamation of character, but then I realized that I had no character.

- Charles Barkley

I'll probably be punished for hard living.

- Tupac Shakur

Let the Lord judge the criminals.

- Tupac Shakur

Clever tyrants are never punished.

- Voltaire

But from each crime are born bullets that will one day seek out in you where the heart lies.

- Pablo Neruda

Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay.

- Ovid

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.

- Thomas Jefferson

The very fact that you are a complainer, shows that you deserve your lot.

- James Allen

But I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am my own executioner.

- John Donne

It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.

- Graham Greene

Mind your speech a little lest you should mar your fortunes.

- William Shakespeare

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.

- George Eliot

If the word has the potency to revive and make us free, it has also the power to blind, imprison, and destroy.

- Ralph Ellison

I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars.

- Abbie Hoffman

It means, people who are in high and responsible positions, if they go against righteousness, righteousness itself will get transformed into a destroyer.

- Abdul Kalam

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

- Andre Gide

Most laws condemn the soul and pronounce sentence. The result of the law of my God is perfect. It condemns but forgives. It restores - more than abundantly - what it takes away.

- Jim Elliot

What is all our histories, but God showing himself, shaking and trampling on everything that he has not planted.

- Oliver Cromwell

I will obey every law, or submit to the penalty.

- Chief Joseph

If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy.

- Saint Thomas Aquinas

Consul - in American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country.

- Ambrose Bierce

Today is Valentine's Day - or, as men like to call it, Extortion Day.

- Jay Leno

All punishment is mischief; all punishment in itself is evil.

- Jeremy Bentham

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.

- Jeremy Bentham

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

- Bill Maher

Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.

- Mahatma Gandhi

This is appalling. The idea that a person could be punished because of their religious belief and the idea they might be executed is just beyond belief.

- John Howard

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

- George Sand

The whole value of solitude depends upon one's self; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it.

- J. Lubbock

Had it not been for slavery, the death penalty would have likely been abolished in America. Slavery became a haven for the death penalty.

- Angela Davis

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