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

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Send them into everlasting Coventry.

Send them into everlasting Coventry.

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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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And if a man cause a blemish in his neighbour; as he hath done,
so shall it be done read more

And if a man cause a blemish in his neighbour; as he hath done,
so shall it be done to him;
Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath
caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him again.

by Bible Found in: Punishment Quotes,
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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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The Wolfe must dye in his owne skinne.
[The wolf must die in his own skin.]

The Wolfe must dye in his owne skinne.
[The wolf must die in his own skin.]

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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.

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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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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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