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Prison Quotes

I just remember that disturbing feeling of walking into that prison, the complete loss of privacy, the complete loss of stimulation, dignity.

Cybill Shepherd
Total votes: 34

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
You voted 1. Total votes: 50

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

Titus Livy
Total votes: 37

I wrote a million words in the first year, and I could never have done that outside of prison.

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 39

Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 43

Punishment, that is the justice for the unjust.
 

Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)
Total votes: 57

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

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 30

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

Bertrand Russell
Total votes: 38

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 30


Karl Menninger
Total votes: 30

Those magistrates who can prevent crime, and do not, in effect encourage it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 34

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

Robert Rice
Total votes: 36

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 50

There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison.

William Glasser
Total votes: 34

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes to society.

Daniel Webster
Total votes: 35

The idea that the sole aim of punishment is to prevent crime is obviously grounded upon the theory that crime can be prevented, which is almost as dubious as the notion that poverty can be prevented.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 41

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

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 34

Wicked deeds are generally done, even with impunity, for the mere desire of occupation.

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 33

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 33

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 47

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 27


Whatever is worthy to be loved for anything is worthy of preservation. A wise and dispassionate legislator, if any such should ever arise among men, will not condemn to death him who has done or is likely to do more service than injury to society. Blocks and gibbets are the nearest objects with legislators, and their business is never with hopes or with virtues.

Walter Savage Landor
Total votes: 38

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 38

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: 40

I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.

Aeschylus
Total votes: 35