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Crime and punishment grow out of one stem.

Crime and punishment grow out of one stem.

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Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.

Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.

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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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He who does not punish evil commands it to be done.

He who does not punish evil commands it to be done.

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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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Care should be taken that the punishment does not exceed the
guilt; and also that some men do not read more

Care should be taken that the punishment does not exceed the
guilt; and also that some men do not suffer for offenses for
which others are not even indicted.
[Lat., Cavendum est ne major poena quam culpa sit; et ne iisdem
de causis alii plectantur, alii ne appellentur quidem.]

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Men are not punished for their sins, but by them.

Men are not punished for their sins, but by them.

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Two of the cruelest, most primitive punishments our town deals out to those who fall from favor are the empty read more

Two of the cruelest, most primitive punishments our town deals out to those who fall from favor are the empty mailbox and the silent telephone.

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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.

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