"Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?"
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"Thwackum was for doing justice, and leaving mercy to Heaven."
"In its function, the power to punish is not essentially different from that of curing or educating."
"Men are not hanged for stealing horses, but that horses may not be stolen."
"One should not lift the rod against our enemies upon the private information of another."
"Take away the danger and remove the restraint, and wayward nature runs free."
"No one provokes me with impunity."
"Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!"
"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."
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