Great Throughts Treasury

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Y. Eibeschuetz

Everyone suffers. But many do not take it to heart that the suffering comes as a punishment for transgressions, rather they consider it accidental. The proper attitude is that suffering is an atonement. With this realization a person appreciates that suffering in this world saves him suffering in the next.

Character | Heart | Punishment | Suffering | World |

Wu Ming Fu

The effects of our actions may be postponed but they are never lost. There is an inevitable reward for good deeds and an inescapable punishment for bad. Meditate upon this truth, and seek always to earn good wages from Destiny.

Character | Deeds | Destiny | Good | Inevitable | Punishment | Reward | Truth | Deeds |

Louise L. Hay

Guilt always looks for punishment, and punishment creates pain.

Character | Guilt | Looks | Pain | Punishment | Wisdom |

Thomas Hobbes

To forgive sin is not an act of injustice, though the punishment have been threatened. Even amongst men, though the promise of good bind the promiser; yet threats, that is to say, promises of evil, bind them not; much less shall they bind God, who is infinitely more merciful than men.

Character | Evil | God | Good | Injustice | Injustice | Men | Promise | Punishment | Sin | Forgive |

E. W. Howe, fully Edgar Watson Howe

No man ever knows the few joys of living without some sort of success to his credit. Of all the games worth a candle, success is first. The greatest punishment is to be despised by your neighbors, the world and members of your family.

Character | Credit | Family | Man | Punishment | Success | World | Worth |

Walter Savage Landor

The only effect of public punishment is to show the rabble how bravely it can be borne.

Character | Public | Punishment |

Emanuel Swedenborg, born Emanujel Swedberg

He who is in evil, is also in the punishment of evil.

Character | Evil | Punishment |

Simeon ben Yohai, aka Simon ben Yohai or Rashbi or Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai

A liar's punishment is that he is not believed even when he tells the truth.

Character | Punishment | Truth |

Charles Pierre Baudelaire

How many years of fatigue and punishment it takes to learn the simple truth that work, that disagreeable thing, is the only way of not suffering in life, or at all events, of suffering less.

Events | Life | Life | Punishment | Suffering | Truth | Wisdom | Work | Learn |

Babylonian Talmud

This is the punishment of a liar: He is not believed, even when he speaks the truth.

Punishment | Truth | Wisdom |

Agatha Christie, fully Dame Agatha Miller Christie

To say that every crime brings its own punishment is by way of being a platitude, and yet in my opinion nothing can be truer.

Crime | Nothing | Opinion | Punishment | Wisdom |

Tyron Edwards

The object of punishment is threefold: for just retribution; for the protection of society; for the reformation of the offender.

Object | Punishment | Society | Wisdom |

Henry Ford

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.

Capital punishment | Charity | Crime | Poverty | Punishment | Wisdom | Wrong |