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Prison Quotes

Care should be taken that the punishment does not exceed the guilt; and also that some men do not suffer for offenses for which others are not even indicted.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 43

There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals.

Ramsey Clark
Total votes: 51

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
Total votes: 45

When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.

Mike Tyson
Total votes: 61

Reality becomes a prison to those who can’t get out of it.

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 74

Here the great art lies, to discern in what the law is to be to restraint and punishment, and in what things persuasion only is to work.

John Milton
Total votes: 58

Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 59

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

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 48

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.

Seneca
Total votes: 49

If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.

John Locke
Total votes: 39

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.

Calvin Coolidge
Total votes: 48

When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.

Mike Tyson
Total votes: 64

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Total votes: 108

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 48

And while God had work for Paul, he found him friends both in court and prison. Let persecutors send saints to prison, God can provide a keeper for their turn.

William Gurnall
Total votes: 43

When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.

Mike Tyson
Total votes: 71

Trial by jury itself, instead of being a security to persons who are accused, shall be a delusion, a mockery, and a snare.

Thomas Denman
Total votes: 47

We are prisoners of ideas.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 46

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

Earl Warren
Total votes: 58

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

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 52

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

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 45

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 60

Punishment, that is the justice for the unjust.
 

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

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: 55

The best situation of all, and one frequently utilized, is for jails and prisons to allow volunteer ministers of all faiths to enter prisons and offer their services to the inmates who want them. That way, the religious needs of inmates are met but without government funds being spent.

Kent Willis
Total votes: 46