Subjects — P

Punishment Quotations

Capital punishment would be more effective as a preventive measure if it were administered prior to the crime.

The punishment of criminals should serve a purpose. When a man is hanged he is useless.

Punishment is justice for the unjust.

Prisons don’t rehabilitate, they don’t punish, they don’t protect, so what the hell do they do?

Then spare the rod and spoil the child.

I should be very willing to redress Men’s wrongs, and rather check than punish crimes, Had not Cervantes, in that all too true tale Of Quixote, shown how all such efforts fail.

Hold you there, neither a strange hand nor my own, neither heavy nor light shall touch my bum.

Let the punishment be proportionate to the offense.

If we escape punishment for our vices, why should we complain if we are not rewarded for our virtues?

It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace.