The object of punishment is, prevention from evil; it never can be made impulsive to good.
Horace Mann, Lectures and Reports on Education. Lecture VII.
Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.Elizabeth Fry
Let us be clear. Prison works. It ensures that we are protected from murderers, muggers and rapists - and it makes many who are tempted to commit crime think twice.michael howard
The certainty of punishment, even more than its severity, is the preventive of crime.Tryon Edwards
Do not hurry over punishments and do not be pleased and do not be proud of your power to punish.
It is folly to punish your neighbour by fire when you live next door.publilius syrus
Punishment tames the man, but does not make him “better.”georg brandes
Mistrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.friedrich nietzsche
Let them stew in their own grease (or juice).otto von bismarck
Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
That is the bitterest of all, to wear the yoke of our own wrong-doing.george eliot
My punishment is greater than I can bear
Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed.
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea.
Heaven is not always angry when he strikes, but most chastises those whom most he likes.john pomfret
Jupiter is late in looking into his note-book.
I have heard that it was the perfection of the administration of criminal justice to take care that the punishment should come to few and the example to many.
Punishment is intended for example; but a person insane can have no design; and to punish him can be no example.
It is a duty not only to punish, but to prevent all manner of evil.
Mercy seasons justice.
We cannot explore any mode of sentencing a man to imprisonment, who is imprisoned already, but by tacking one imprisonment to the other.
There is not greater glory than love, nor any greater punishment than jealousy.lope de vega