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Prison Quotes

A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion.

George Washington
Total votes: 35

Punishment, that is the justice for the unjust.
 

Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)
Total votes: 71

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

Jerry Brown
You voted 5. Total votes: 47


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: 47

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 56

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: 51

If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.

John Locke
Total votes: 39

Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.

Peter Ustinov
Total votes: 44

To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 51

We have our own system, ... and journalists in our system are not put in prison for embarrassing the government by revealing things the government might not wish to have revealed. The important thing is that our system, under which journalists can write without fear or favor, should continue.

Chris Patten
Total votes: 76

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 40

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: 59

If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking…is freedom.

Dwight David Eisenhower
Total votes: 47

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

Gandhi
Total votes: 45

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: 39

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

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 41

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 39

Women have worked hard; starved in prison; given of their time and lives that we might sit in the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.

Ellen Wilkinson
You voted 2. Total votes: 34

It is hard, but it is excellent, to find the right knowledge of when correction is necessary and when grace doth most avail.

Sir Philip Sidney
Total votes: 55

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 52

Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 58

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 39

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: 34

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 45

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 61