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Prison Quotes

To seek the redress of grievances by going to law, is like sheep running for shelter to a bramble bush.

Lewis W. Dilwyn
Total votes: 35

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

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 34

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 27

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

Seneca
Total votes: 40

Well, I don't think prisons are the answer to everything, obviously.

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 35


Karl Menninger
Total votes: 30

It is not at the table, but in prison, that you learn who your true friends are.

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 48

It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their own kind.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 52

To be at peace in crime! Ah, who can thus flatter himself.

Voltaire
Total votes: 46

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

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 30

The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 33

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: 53

In jail a man has no personality. He is a minor disposal problem and a few entries on reports. Nobody cares who loves or hates him, what he looks like, what he did with his life. Nobody reacts to him unless he gives trouble. Nobody abuses him. All that is asked of him is that he go quietly to the right cell and remain quiet when he gets there. There is nothing to fight against, nothing to be mad at. The jailers are quiet men without animosity or sadism.

Raymond Chandler
Total votes: 37

I have been studying how I may compare this prison where I live unto the world; Shut up in the prison of their own consciences.

James Usher
Total votes: 51

Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached.

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 45

Women have worked hard; starved in prison; given of their time and lives that we might sit in the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.

Ellen Wilkinson
Total votes: 25

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 51

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Total votes: 61

We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.

Lech Walesa
Total votes: 41

You utter a vow, or forge a signature, and you may find yourself bound for life to a monastery, a woman, or prison.

Bronislaw Malinowski
Total votes: 52

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 30

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 28

Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether.

Cyril Connolly
Total votes: 39

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

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 34

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

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 20