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Prison Quotes

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

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 30

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 33

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 33

We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business.

Will Rogers
Total votes: 27

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

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 50

When it comes to freedom, we are but prisoners of our own desires.

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 28

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: 34

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

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 30

Care should be taken that the punishment does not exceed the guilt; and also that some men do not suffer for offenses for which others are not even indicted.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 35

Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass, Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit; But life, being weary of these worldly bars, Never lacks power to dismiss itself.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 53

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: 37

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

Titus Livy
Total votes: 36

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

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 40

He was a first-time nonviolent possible offender, ... And under the mandatory minimums, he was put in prison for 15 years. Not only does the punishment not fit the crime, but the mandatory minimums don't give judges any discretion to look at the background of the case, to read into the specifics of the case. I don't know a judge who really is in favor of the mandatory minimums.

Carly Simon
Total votes: 25

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards, as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Total votes: 27


Written laws are like spiders' webs, and will, like them, only entangle and hold the poor and weak, while the rich and powerful will easily break through them.

Anacharsis
Total votes: 33

Fear can be like a prison. It is, however, a self made prison. Many are imprisoned by fear. No one else can liberate them from this prison. Others may inspire them but they must liberate themselves.

Mr. Prophet
Total votes: 46

If it's near dinner-time, the foreman takes out his watch when the jury has retired, and says: "Dear me, gentlemen, ten minutes to five, I declare! I dine at five, gentlemen." "So do I," says everybody else, except two men who ought to have dined at three and seem more than half disposed to stand out in consequence. The foreman smiles, and puts up his watch:--"Well, gentlemen, what do we say, plaintiff or defendant, gentlemen?

Charles Dickens
Total votes: 30

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: 53

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 32

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 25

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 37

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

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 33

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

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 29


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 42