Spare me through your mercy, do not punish me through your justice.
But this will not do, God will certainly punish you for stealing and for being unfaithful.
You can't cheer when political officials punish the expression of views you dislike and then expect to be taken seriously when you wrap yourself in the banner of free speech in order to protest state punishment of views you like and share.
Prisons don't rehabilitate, they don't punish, they don't protect, so what the hell do they do?
Children are not unforgiving. You can punish them and they will hug you in a few minutes.
In its function, the power to punish is not essentially different from that of curing or educating.
I want Ron to stand up to Malfoy and punish him.
The gods love to punish whatever is greater than the rest.
If you want to punish somebody, never talking to them again is a really good method.
To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty.
Circumstances define us; they force us onto one road or another, and then they punish us for it.