Monday, July 21, 2008

On Leniency

A word to the wise disciplinarian:
"Leniency gives rise to the ultimately necessary exercise of a degree of cruelty which could have been avoided by the employment of an efficacious punishment at an earlier time."

Cardinal Richelieu (1585-1642)


Paul said...

Hermione, absolutrly!!!
Though the Cardinal was not a nice man, he is right.
Warm hugs

smith said...

I need a severe spanking.....there has been too much time between my spankings....not due to my own control but due to outside influences. However this doesn't negate my personal responsibility. Hmmm......interesting how my ultimate top will take the challenge.

Anonymous said...

That's a lovely quote. I'll share it with my HOH although he doesn't need any extra provocation to spank. Thanks Hermoine!

Anonymous said...

This should be framed and hung on the wall. :-)

Michael said...

Hermione, with this and your last post I feel like I am in graduate school. Thanks for giving us such wonderful topics to discuss. :) I agree with Paul, the Cardinal was not a nice person, but it seems in some areas he was very wise.


Anonymous said...

i think leniency gives a girl a chance prove herself, and if that fails, gives her a chance to bolt!

impudent imp

Hermione said...

Paul - I thought it would appeal.

Barbie - Good luck!

marie - He may find it a useful reminder.

g - That's a great idea. it would make a lovely birthday gift.

Michael - Thank you. Inspiration is all around me.

imp - That's a good way to look at it!


Natty said...

LOL Paul was thinking the same thing I was -- great quote but ugh, what an awful person to say it! But if, say, Johnny Depp were to say it...mmmm... ;-)

dwcmike said...

Hermione: Are we showing too much of a Catholic school upbringing!!! Just guessing, but those nuns seem to have been quite ...
Very interesting quote! Gives credence to discipline spankings actually working.
bottoms up

sixofthebest said...

It seems Cardinal Richelieu, was right. It is important, very important that as soon as a lady is naughty it is time for her to be corporal disciplined. And 'six or more of the best strokes of a cane, on her naughty bare bottom, is the perfect solution