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Prison Quotes

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 29

I was in prison, and you came unto me. Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
~(Jesus Christ) Matthew 25:36, 40

(Jesus Christ) Matthew 25:36, 40
Total votes: 41

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 36

America is the land of the second chance – and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.

George W. Bush
Total votes: 29

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 63

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
Total votes: 64

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 63

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

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 33

Reality becomes a prison to those who can’t get out of it.

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 53

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

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 67

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 53

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 57

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: 65

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: 37

The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.

David Herbert Lawrence
Total votes: 32

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

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 44

By noiselessly going to a prison a civil-resister ensures a calm atmosphere.

Gandhi
Total votes: 40

It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations.

Jacques Yves Cousteau
Total votes: 26

There's no greater threat to our independence, to our cherished freedoms and personal liberties than the continual, relentless injection of these insidious poisons into our system. We must decide whether we cherish independence from drugs, without which there is no freedom.

William Von Raab
Total votes: 41

Prison makes you a better judge of character. You pick up on people much faster.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 38

Justice is that virtue of the soul which is distributive according to desert.

Aristotle
Total votes: 52

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 34

While we have prisons it matters little which of us occupy the cells.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 54

Well does Heaven have care that no man secures happiness by crime.

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 44

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: 42