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Prison Quotes

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

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 34

Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a God.

Jean Rostand
Total votes: 46

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 62

They took away my money, my family, and my security. Why couldn't they destroy my ideas? We will question them in court tomorrow as we trigger The Revolution of all revolutions!

Jordan Couch
Total votes: 46

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 85

A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion.

George Washington
Total votes: 34

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

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 33

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: 39

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

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 46

The public have more interest in the punishment of an injury than he who receives it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 43

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

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 57

Prisons don't rehabilitate, they don't punish, they don't protect, so what the hell do they do?

Jerry Brown
Total votes: 46

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: 58

There's no greater threat to our independence, to our cherished freedoms and personal liberties than the continual, relentless injection of these insidious poisons into our system. We must decide whether we cherish independence from drugs, without which there is no freedom.

William Von Raab
Total votes: 47

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 38

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: 32

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

Horace Mann
Total votes: 36

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

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 87

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 72

It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.

Thomas Jefferson
Total votes: 43

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 44

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

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 63

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
Total votes: 44

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

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 44

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal.

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 46