punishment

A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on god and punishment

If God really wanted to punish, he'd answer all our prayers.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on dawn, punishment, rest, and world

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Orson Scott Card on acting, desires, dreams, environment, god, good, honor, justice, order, punishment, society, and time

Even if there's no such thing as free will, we have to treat each other as if there were free will in order to live together in society. Because otherwise, every time somebody does something terrible, you can't punish him, because he can't help it, because his genes or his environment or God made him do it, and every time somebody does something good, you can't honour him because he was a puppet, too. If you think that everybody around you is a puppet why bother talking to them at all? Why even try to plan anything or create anything, since everything you plan or create or desire or dream of is just acting out the script your puppeteer built into you.

Orson Scott Card

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A Quote by Prophet Muhammad on day, god, justice, and punishment

The one who will be dearest to God and nearest to Him in the station on the Day of Resurrection will be a just imam and the one who will be most hateful to God on the Day of Resurrection, and will receive the severest punishment will be a tyrannical imam.

Muhammad (570 - 632)

Source: Sayings of Muhammad. by Prof. Ghazi Ahmad

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A Quote by Prophet Muhammad on people and punishment

Fornication will not appear among any people without their being punished by famine, and bribery will not appear among any people without their being punished by terror.

Muhammad (570 - 632)

Source: Sayings of Muhammad. by Prof. Ghazi Ahmad

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A Quote by Michael Barach on culture, fatherhood, gifts, ideas, punishment, reward, risk, and value

My father's real gift and value to U.S. Shoe is not in 'properly segmenting the market'; rather, he has created a beautiful corporate culture which rewards risk taking, which supports rather than punishes those who have a bad year or two, which allows ideas to percolate upward.

Michael Barach

Source: responding to a Fortune article about US Shoe

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A Quote by Margaret Mead on eternity, ethics, fear, punishment, and questions

It is an open question whether any behaviour based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.

Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978)

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A Quote by Lyman Abbott on anger, apathy, community, laws, and punishment

Every great sin ought to rouse a great anger. Mob law is better than no law at all. A community which rises in its wrath to punish with misdirected anger a great wrong is in a healthier moral condition than a community which looks upon its perpetration with apathy and unconcern.

Lyman Abbott (1835 - 1922)

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A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on duty, economics, government, idleness, improvement, intelligence, laws, nations, peace, people, punishment, rest, and reward

Our rulers will best promote the improvement of the nation by strictly confining themselves to their own legitimate duties, by leaving capital to find its most lucrative course, commodities their fair price, industry and intelligence their natural reward, idleness and folly their natural punishment, by maintaining peace, by defending property, by diminishing the price of law, and by observing strict economy in every department of the state. Let the Government do this: the People will assuredly do the rest.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

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A Quote by Lewis Carroll on commitment, crime, and punishment

"There's the King's Messenger. He's in prison now, being punished: and the trial doesn't begin until next Wednesday: and of course the crime comes last of all."
"Suppose he never commits the crime?" said Alice.
"That would be all the better, wouldn't it?" the Queen said.

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Through the Looking Glass, Chapter 5

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