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Prison Quotes


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

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 30

No obligation to justice does force a man to be cruel, or to use the sharpest sentence.

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 45

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

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 33

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 30

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

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 32

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

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 29

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 33

It is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 24

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 34

Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 30

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

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 45

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: 31

If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst!

James Connolly
Total votes: 26

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

Jerry Brown
Total votes: 28

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: 31

To make punishments efficacious, two things are necessary. They must never be disproportioned to the offence, and they must be certain.

William Gilmore Simms
Total votes: 37

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

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 34

Virtue pardons the wicked, as the sandal-tree perfumes the axe which strikes it.

Moslih Eddin
Total votes: 33

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 41

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 43

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 23

Definition, rationality, and structure are ways of seeing, but they become prisons when they blank out other ways of seeing.

A. R. Ammons
Total votes: 24

Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.

Tim Allen
Total votes: 28


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: 33

Do not lay on the multitude the blame that is due to a few.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 37