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Prison Quotes

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 64

It is hard, but it is excellent, to find the right knowledge of when correction is necessary and when grace doth most avail.

Sir Philip Sidney
Total votes: 57


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

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 41

On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War.

Michael Badnarik
Total votes: 60

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: 49

It becomes not a law-maker to be a law-breaker.

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 45

Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
You voted 4. Total votes: 46

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

Seneca
Total votes: 49

One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem upon another.

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
You voted 4. Total votes: 83

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

What restrains us from killing is partly fear of punishment, partly moral scruple, and partly what may be described as a sense of humor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 95

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

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 66

No man survives when freedom fails. The best men rot in filthy jails, and those who cry 'appease, appease' are hanged by those they tried to please.

Hiram Mann
You voted 5. Total votes: 43

No matter how you seem to fatten on a crime, that can never be good for the bee which is bad for the hive.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 44

The worst prison is not of stone. It is of a throbbing heart, outraged by an infamous life.

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 53

I was put into jail as I was going to the shoemaker's to get a shoe which was mended. When I was let out the next morning, I proceeded to finish my errand, and, having put on my mended shoe, joined a huckleberry party, who were impatient to put themselves under my conduct; and in half an hour -- for the horse was soon tackled -- was in the midst of a huckleberry field, on one of our highest hills, two miles off, and then the State was nowhere to be seen.

Henry David Thoreau
Total votes: 58

Forgiveness, that noblest of all self-denial, is a virtue which he alone who can practise in himself can willingly believe in another.

Charles Caleb Colton
Total votes: 41

Crime is a logical extension of the sort of behavior that often [is] considered perfectly respectable in legitimate business.

Robert Rice
You voted 2. Total votes: 50

They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!

Nellie Bly
Total votes: 47


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 82

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

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 74

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 43

The guilt of enforced crimes lies on those who impose them.

Seneca
Total votes: 53

Crime succeeds by sudden despatch; honest counsels gain vigor by delay.

Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)
Total votes: 38

The only effect of public punishment is to show the rabble how bravely it can be borne; and that every one who hath lost a toe-nail hath suffered worse.

Walter Savage Landor
You voted 2. Total votes: 48