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.
So long as there are earnest believers in the world, they will always wish to punish opinions, even if their judgment tells them it is unwise and their conscience that it is wrong.
The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.
In order to drill into young men the need to stay alert and stay alive, I used to punish offenders with my fists, boots and rifle butt, and with stockade time.
But this will not do, God will certainly punish you for stealing and for being unfaithful.
Never, ever deal with terrorists. Hunt them down and, more important, mercilessly punish those states and groups that fund, arm, support, or simply allow their territories to be used by the terrorists with impunity.
Baptists are very strong believers that the civil magistrate is ordained by God to punish those who do evil.
The Resistance is a moral certainty, not a poetic one. The true poet never uses words in order to punish someone. His judgment belongs to a creative order; it is not formulated as a prophetic scripture.
The purpose of random testing is not to catch, punish, or expose students who use drugs, but to save their lives and discover abuse problems early so that students can grow up and learn in a drug-free environment.
If my children do not behave according to Islam, if they do not pray for instance, I will punish them.
Amnesty, n. The state's magnanimity to those offenders whom it would be too expensive to punish.
The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.
When I was young and we got caught pinching apples, we got a smack from the local policeman. Today if that happened he would be sued. There is a tendency to punish the victim, not the criminal. If someone broke into my house or my mum's house, I worry that the burglar has more rights than me.
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts.