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Prison Quotes

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 69

Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 33


We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 40

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.

Earl Warren
Total votes: 51

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 42

Every crime has, in the moment of its perpetration, Its own avenging angel--dark misgiving, An ominous sinking at the inmost heart.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
You voted 1. Total votes: 41

Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached.

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 60

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 61

Fear can be like a prison. It is, however, a self made prison. Many are imprisoned by fear. No one else can liberate them from this prison. Others may inspire them but they must liberate themselves.

Mr. Prophet
Total votes: 49

We who live in prison, and in whose lives there is no event but sorrow, have to measure time by throbs of pain, and the record of bitter moments.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 47

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 46

Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.

Peter Ustinov
Total votes: 43

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 55

The thoughts of a prisoner - they're not free either. They keep returning to the same things.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 40

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

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 41

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 39

Those magistrates who can prevent crime, and do not, in effect encourage it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 40

It is safer that a bad man should not be accused, than that he should be acquitted.

Titus Livy
Total votes: 57

The worst of prison life, he thought, was not being able to close his door.

Stendhal (pseudonym Henri Beyle)
Total votes: 64

Well does Heaven have care that no man secures happiness by crime.

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 49

When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist. When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat. When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist. When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.

Reverend Martin Niemoeller
Total votes: 43

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

Gandhi
Total votes: 40

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 70

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 40

Every instance of a man's suffering the penalty of the law is an instance of the failure of that penalty in effecting its purpose, which is to deter.

Archbishop Richard Whately
Total votes: 59