To be admirable, morality must be its own reward.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
If people are good only because they fear punishment,
and hope for reward,
then we are a sorry lot indeed.
- Albert Einstein
Correcting bad habits cannot be done
by forbidding or punishment.
- Robert Baden-Powell (the founder of scouting)
Power is of two kinds.
One is obtained by the fear of punishment
and the other by acts of love
Power based on love
is a thousand times more effective and permanent
then the one derived from fear of punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi
It is an open question whether any behavior
based on fear of eternal punishment
can be regarded as ethical
or should be regarded as merely cowardly.
- Margaret Mead
Punishment cannot heal spirits, can only break them.
- Barbara Deming
Meaningful and joyful lives are lived by adhering to one's personal value system - one's principles. Today, write your six to eight most important values on an index card, and refer to that card as you go about your life today.
Further reading: Finding Peace in Forgiveness
Anger is Its Own Punishment
Revenge, the Deadliest Sin?
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