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    The punishment which the wise suffer, who refuse to take part in government, is to live under the government of worse men

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When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.

When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.

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He is next to the gods whom reason, and not passion, impels; and
who, after weighing the facts, can read more

He is next to the gods whom reason, and not passion, impels; and
who, after weighing the facts, can measure the punishment with
discretion.
[Lat., Diis proximus ille est
Quem ratio non ira movet: qui factor rependens
Consilio punire potest.]

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I stew all night in my own grease.

I stew all night in my own grease.

by Nathaniel Cotton Found in: Punishment Quotes,
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'Tis I that call, remember Milo's end,
Wedged in that timber which he strove to rend.

'Tis I that call, remember Milo's end,
Wedged in that timber which he strove to rend.

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See they suffer death,
But in their deaths remember they are men,
Strain not the laws to read more

See they suffer death,
But in their deaths remember they are men,
Strain not the laws to make their tortures grievous.

by Joseph Addison Found in: Punishment Quotes,
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Not the punishment but the cause makes the martyr.

Not the punishment but the cause makes the martyr.

by Saint Augustine Found in: Punishment Quotes,
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My object all sublime
I shall achieve in time--
To let the punishment fit the crime.

My object all sublime
I shall achieve in time--
To let the punishment fit the crime.

by William S. Gilbert Found in: Punishment Quotes,
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Let them stew in their own grease (or juice).
- Karl Otto von Schonhausen Bismarck,

Let them stew in their own grease (or juice).
- Karl Otto von Schonhausen Bismarck,

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Men are rewarded or punished not for what they do but for how their acts are defined. That is why read more

Men are rewarded or punished not for what they do but for how their acts are defined. That is why men are more interested in better justifying themselves than in better behaving themselves.

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