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Prison Quotes

The public have more interest in the punishment of an injury than he who receives it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 46

A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion.

George Washington
Total votes: 35

The contagion of crime is like that of the plague. Criminals collected together corrupt each other; they are worse than ever when at the termination of their punishment they re-enter society.

Napoleon Bonaparte
Total votes: 52

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 65

Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 62

I don't like being famous - it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse.

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 80

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 38

Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 52

It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship.

Corazon Aquino
Total votes: 83

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Total votes: 46

If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows.

Paul Eldridge
Total votes: 66

If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking…is freedom.

Dwight David Eisenhower
Total votes: 47

While we have prisons it matters little which of us occupy the cells.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 66

Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 41

Punishment, that is the justice for the unjust.
 

Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)
Total votes: 72

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 42

There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison.

William Glasser
Total votes: 42


Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 39

Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton.

Dan Duva
You voted 4. Total votes: 52

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 80

By noiselessly going to a prison a civil-resister ensures a calm atmosphere.

Gandhi
Total votes: 45

He was a first-time nonviolent possible offender, ... And under the mandatory minimums, he was put in prison for 15 years. Not only does the punishment not fit the crime, but the mandatory minimums don't give judges any discretion to look at the background of the case, to read into the specifics of the case. I don't know a judge who really is in favor of the mandatory minimums.

Carly Simon
Total votes: 36

Oh who is that young sinner with the handcuffs on his wrist? And what has he been after that they groan and shake their fists? And wherefore is he wearing such a conscience-stricken air? Oh they're taking him to prison for the colour of his hair.

A. E. Housman
Total votes: 58

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 46

The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 39