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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A monarch should be slow to punish, swift to reward.  Ovid.  1
Birchen twigs break no ribs.  2
It is cruelty to the innocent not to punish the guilty.  Publius Syrus.  3
It is less to suffer punishment than to deserve it.  Ovid.  4
Let them who have deserved their punishment bear it patiently.  Ovid.  5
It is seldom that punishment though lame of foot has failed to overtake a villain.  Horace.  6
Man punishes the action, but God the intention.  7
Many without punishment, none without sin.  8
Punishment comes slowly, but it comes.  German.  9
The worst punishment of all is that in the court of his own conscience, no guilty man is acquitted.  Juvenal.  10
When men of talents are punished, authority is strengthened.  Tacitus.  11
Who punishes one threatens a hundred.  French.  12

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