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Prison Quotes

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: 40

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 41

I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.

Charles Bukowski
Total votes: 37

No written law has been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 37

Governments have tried to stop crime through punishment throughout the ages, but crime continued in the past punishment remains. Crime can only be stopped through a preventive approach in the schools. You teach the students Transcendental Meditation, and right away they’ll begin using their full brain physiology sensible and they will not get sidetracked into wrong things.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 36

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 71

The world itself is but a large prison, out of which some are daily led to execution.

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 29

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 39

The only difference between me and my fellow actors is that I've spent more time in jail.

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 31

So justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 36

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 44

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 30

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

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 31

Show me the prison, Show me the jail, Show me the prisoner whose life has gone stale. And I'll show you a young man with so many reasons why And there, but for fortune, go you or I.

Phil Ochs
Total votes: 25

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: 56

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

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 60

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 37

To make punishments efficacious, two things are necessary. They must never be disproportioned to the offence, and they must be certain.

William Gilmore Simms
Total votes: 38

The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.

David Herbert Lawrence
Total votes: 30

The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison walls.

Denis Healey
Total votes: 67

The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and 'mangled mind' leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.

Elizabeth Drew
Total votes: 48

It is safer that a bad man should not be accused, than that he should be acquitted.

Titus Livy
Total votes: 40


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

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 32

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

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 44

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

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 35