punishment

A Quote by Ayn Rand on cheating, god, good, goodness, honesty, laws, losing, men, mercy, observation, punishment, reward, and suffering

God help us, ma'am! Do you see what we saw? We saw that we'd been given a law to live by, a moral law, they called it, which punished those who observed it - for observing it. The more you tried to live up to it, the more you suffered; the more you cheated it, the bigger reward you got. Your honesty was like a tool left at the mercy of the next man's dishonesty. The honest ones paid, the dishonest collected. The honest lost, the dishonest won. How long could men stay good under this sort of a law of goodness?

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 613)

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A Quote by Aristotle on politics and punishment

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on evil, fear, men, and punishment

The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on death, influence, politics, and punishment

SORCERY, n. The ancient prototype and forerunner of political influence. It was, however, deemed less respectable and sometimes was punished by torture and death.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on faith, inconsistency, punishment, and repentance

REPENTANCE, n. The faithful attendant and follower of Punishment. It is usually manifest in a degree of reformation that is not inconsistent with continuity of sin.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on familiarity, innocence, nature, and punishment

PLAGUE, n. In ancient times a general punishment of the innocent for admonition of their ruler, as in the familiar instance of Pharaoh the Immune. The plague today . . . is merely Nature's fortuitous manifestation of her purposeless objectionableness.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on punishment

PENITENT, adj. Undergoing or awaiting punishment.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on mind, punishment, and time

IMPENITENCE, n. A state of mind intermediate in point of time between sin and punishment.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on punishment

AMNESTY, n. The state's magnanimity to those offenders whom it would be too expensive to punish.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on authority, contempt, fate, punishment, and irony

To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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