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Prison Quotes

When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist. When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat. When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist. When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.

Reverend Martin Niemoeller
Total votes: 44

Corporal punishment falls far more heavily than most weighty pecuniary penalty.

Seneca
Total votes: 38

No matter how you seem to fatten on a crime, that can never be good for the bee which is bad for the hive.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 41

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

Jack Henry Abbott
Total votes: 42

In prisons, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.

Eldridge Cleaver
Total votes: 38

What restrains us from killing is partly fear of punishment, partly moral scruple, and partly what may be described as a sense of humor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 82

To trial bring her stolen charms, and let her prison be my arms.

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 38

Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 41

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 48

Punishment, that is the justice for the unjust.
 

Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)
Total votes: 66

The reformative effect of punishment is a belief that dies hard, chiefly I think, because it is so satisfying to our sadistic impulses.
 

Bertrand Russell
Total votes: 89

The guilt of enforced crimes lies on those who impose them.

Seneca
Total votes: 44

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

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 52

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.

Earl Warren
Total votes: 51

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

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 41

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 39

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

Henry Thomas Buckle
Total votes: 37

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

Jerry Brown
Total votes: 40

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

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 40

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
Total votes: 71


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

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 39

I don't like being famous - it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse.

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 65

The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable.
 

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 82

In prison, you get the chance to see who really loves you.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 42

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

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 34