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Mignon McLaughlinThe fault no child ever loses is the one he was most punished for.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

Emile M. CioranOld age, after all, is merely the punishment for having lived.

—  Emile M. Cioran, 1911-1995, French-Romanian philosopher

Sun TzuToo frequent rewards indicate that the general is at the end of his resources; too frequent punishments that he is in acute distress.

—  Sun Tzu, c. 5th cent. BC, Chinese general & military strategist

Albert CamusDo not wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day.

—  Albert Camus, 1913-1960, French writer, Nobel 1957

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

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

Stanislaw Jerzy LecI am against using death as a punishment. I am also against using it as a reward.

—  Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, 1906-1966, Polish author of maxims

Elbert HubbardIf you err it is not for me to punish you. We are punished by our sins not for them.

—  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American writer

Georg Christoph LichtenbergIt is a question whether, when we break a murderer on the wheel, we do not fall into the error a child makes when it hits the chair it has bumped into.

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German author of maxims


Bible Quotes

Epistles of PaulThose unwilling to work will not get to eat.

—  Epistles of Paul ‐ 2 Thessalonians 3:10


Funny Quotes

Gore VidalI'm all for bringing back the birch, but only between consenting adults.

—  Gore Vidal, 1925-2012, American writer










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