A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.
Prisons don't rehabilitate, they don't punish, they don't protect, so what the hell do they do?
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.
And also they were absolutely brilliant in one way, you know: they knew how effective is not to punish somebody who is guilty; what Communist Party members could afford to do was mind-boggling: they could do practically anything they wanted - steal, you know, lie, whatever.
If he who employs coercion against me could mould me to his purposes by argument, no doubt he would. He pretends to punish me because his argument is strong; but he really punishes me because his argument is weak.
I want Ron to stand up to Malfoy and punish him.
The gods loves to punish whatever is greater than the rest.
I do not believe that God has imposed suffering upon anyone to punish them or to teach them a lesson.
I punish myself more than anybody else does if I am stupid about my actions, and I suffer, really suffer.
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.
There's a simple way to solve the crime problem: obey the law; punish those who do not.
We need criminals to identify ourselves with, to secretly envy and to stoutly punish. They do for us the forbidden, illegal things we wish to do.
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts.
Here we are to remember that in consequence of our opinion that labor is the Father and active principle of wealth, as lands are the Mother, that the state by killing, mutilating, or imprisoning their members do withal punish themselves.
To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty.
A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more.
Circumstances define us; they force us onto one road or another, and then they punish us for it.
Do you think that God will punish them for not practicing a religion which he did not reveal to them?
When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door.
It is outrageous and shocking, but not surprising, that Pat Robertson once again has suggested that God will punish Israel's leaders for any decision to give up land to the Palestinians.
Are we going to punish the Saudis? Two-thirds of our Middle East oil comes from Saudi Arabia, and despite the ups and downs of the relationship with Saudi Arabia, they tend to be our friends.
We destroyed the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and Allah ordered us to... punish everyone who stands alongside (US President George W.) Bush.
The first condition is that the referee didn't see or punish what we will eventually talk about.
The vague and tenuous hope that God is too kind to punish the ungodly has become a deadly opiate for the consciences of millions.