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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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The best of us being unfit to die, what an unexpressible absurdity to put the worst to death.

The best of us being unfit to die, what an unexpressible absurdity to put the worst to death.

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Fear follows crime, and is its punishment

Fear follows crime, and is its punishment

by Voltaire Found in: Punishment Quotes,
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Send them into everlasting Coventry.

Send them into everlasting Coventry.

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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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Let the punishment be equal with the offence.
[Lat., Noxiae poena par esto.]

Let the punishment be equal with the offence.
[Lat., Noxiae poena par esto.]

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Something lingering with boiling oil in it . . . something
humorous but lingering--with either boiling oil or melted read more

Something lingering with boiling oil in it . . . something
humorous but lingering--with either boiling oil or melted lead.

by William S. Gilbert Found in: Punishment Quotes,
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One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem on others.

One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem on others.

by Juvenal Found in: Punishment Quotes,
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Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.

Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.

by John Ruskin Found in: Punishment Quotes,
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