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Prison Quotes

The object of punishment is prevention from evil; it never can be made impulsive to good.

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 36

Faults of the head are punished in this world, those of the heart in another; but as most of our vices are compound, so also is their punishment.

Charles Caleb Colton
Total votes: 30

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

Stendhal (pseudonym Henri Beyle)
Total votes: 25

On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break.

Robert Anton Wilson
Total votes: 18


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

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 20

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

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 21

One of the problems that the marijuana reform movement consistently faces is that everyone wants to talk about what marijuana does, but no one ever wants to look at what marijuana prohibition does. Marijuana never kicks down your door in the middle of the night. Marijuana never locks up sick and dying people, does not suppress medical research, does not peek in bedroom windows.

Richard Cowan
Total votes: 25

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.

Winston Churchill
Total votes: 26

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

Gandhi
Total votes: 26

Wherever any one is against his will, that is to him a prison.

Epictetus
Total votes: 19

Prosecution I have managed to avoid; but I have been arrested, charged in a police court, have refused to be bound over, and thereupon have been unconditionally released - to my great regret; for I have always wanted to know what going to prison was like.

Laurence Housman
Total votes: 38

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

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 24

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

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 34

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

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 26

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 21

Nor cell, nor chain, nor dungeon speaks to the murderer like the voice of solitude.

Charles Robert Maturin
Total votes: 25

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 23

In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes.

Geoffrey Fisher
Total votes: 24

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 15

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

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 27

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 20

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

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 15

The perfection of a thing consists in its essence; there are perfect criminals, as there are men of perfect probity.

Mazo de la Roche
Total votes: 25

It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.

Mario Vargas Llosa
Total votes: 22

No obligation to justice does force a man to be cruel, or to use the sharpest sentence.

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 26