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Prison Quotes

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 31

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 29

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
Total votes: 44

Steal goods and you’ll go to prison, steal lands and you are a king.

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 38

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 37

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

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 46

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

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 33

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

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 28

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: 44

Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 39

Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 35

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 32

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: 41

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 26

The perfection of a thing consists in its essence; there are perfect criminals, as there are men of perfect probity.

Mazo de la Roche
Total votes: 29

Wherever any one is against his will, that is to him a prison.

Epictetus
Total votes: 23

Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. That is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America.

Warren E. Burger
Total votes: 36

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 41

We who live in prison, and in whose lives there is no event but sorrow, have to measure time by throbs of pain, and the record of bitter moments.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 32

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 25

And while God had work for Paul, he found him friends both in court and prison. Let persecutors send saints to prison, God can provide a keeper for their turn.

William Gurnall
Total votes: 30

When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.

George Santayana
Total votes: 31

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: 22

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

Aeschylus
Total votes: 33