To punish me for my contempt of authority, Fate has made me an authority myself.
Happiness is not a reward -- it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment -- it is a result.
There is only one honest impulse at the bottom of Puritanism, and that is the impulse to punish the man with a superior capacity for happiness.
The punishment suffered by the wise who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of bad men.