Punishment is meted out to the person who committed a mistake crime or a sin. But punishment should be fitting to the crime committed. An unjust act must be punished but an innocent fellow should not be punished by mistake. Man punishes today but god punishes at the right time he thinks it fit. Even if, for some reason unknown, a sinner escapes from punishment, he will have to answer his conscience. “The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin “are the words of Lucius Annaeus Seneca. Punishment is given in order that the person may get another chance to repent for the mistakes and does not repeat them. But if he happens to get more quantum of punishment than he actually deserves, it may turn futile and will not serve the purpose. “The punishment of criminals should serve a purpose. When a man is hanged, he is useless’ said Voltaire. Read these quotes on punishment and come to a conclusion.