"Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!"
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"When God punishes a land, he deprives it leaders of wisdom."
"If your buttocks burn, you know you have done wrong."
"Many without punishment, none without sin."
"The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin."
"Every guilty person is his own hangman."
"And where the offence is, let the great axe fall."
"Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline."
"Next to the prosperity of a good person, I am best pleased with the confusion of a rascal."
"I'm all for bringing back the birch, but only between consenting adults."
"The punishment of criminals should serve a purpose. When a man is hanged he is useless."
"A man who could make so vile a pun would not scruple to pick a pocket."
"A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things."
"The puritan through life's sweet garden goes to pluck the thorn and cast away the rose."
"Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy."
"What the Puritans gave the world was not thought, but action."
"To insist on purity is to baptize instinct, to humanize art, and to deify personality."
"By two wings a man is lifted up from things earthly: by simplicity and purity."
"My strength has the strength of ten because my heart is pure."
"The purity men love is like the mists which envelope the earth, and not like the azure ether beyond."
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