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Prison Quotes

The power of punishment is to silence, not to confute.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 71

When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.

George Santayana
Total votes: 43

To be in prison so long, it's difficult to remember exactly what you did to get there.

Jack Henry Abbott
Total votes: 52

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle
Total votes: 55

If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place, we find that it has one of the highest levels of young men going to prison and also among the highest levels of illiteracy in the country.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 54

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
Total votes: 89

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

Seneca
Total votes: 51

America is the land of the second chance – and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.

George W. Bush
Total votes: 48

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
You voted 5. Total votes: 101

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

Robert Rice
Total votes: 53

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 49

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 73

You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 43

The uneven impact of actual enforcement measures tends to mirror and reinforce more general patterns of discrimination (along socioeconomic, racial and ethnic, sexual, and perhaps generational lines) within the society. As a consequence, such enforcement (ineffective as it may be in producing conformity) almost certainly reinforces feelings of alienation already prevalent within major segments of the population.

Edwin M. Schur
Total votes: 50

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

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 69

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: 57

If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst!

James Connolly
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: 76

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 51

Steal goods and you’ll go to prison, steal lands and you are a king.

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 63

I can work for the Lord in or out of prison.

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 53

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 98

We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business.

Will Rogers
Total votes: 38

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 105

Prison makes you a better judge of character. You pick up on people much faster.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 63