"Men are not punished for their sins, but by them."
by:
Elbert Hubbard
(1856-1915)
Source:
A Thousand and One Epigrams, 1911
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This is right on target. Great quote.
 -- jim k, Austin     
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    What is sin, and where does it originate from ? What are the cords binding ? What then will free the man from guilt ? The guiding force to make a way to turn from temptation ? To speak the right thing rather than compromise ? To love rather than hate ? Even when it hurts.
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
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    If only the Church and State (with the help of all the busy-bodies and control freaks) would therefore allow the natural law instead of enforcing civil laws aimed at the punishment of sins...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Those that can not accept responsibility for their own actions (and results thereof/to) must blame others. Politics, multiple of individuals/society and religion of less developed malefactors demonstrate the fallacious philosophy of punishing for victimless crimes.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Objectively, the lot of Fallen Man is to be punished by and, ultimately, for his sins.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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