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Prison Quotes

It is not at the table, but in prison, that you learn who your true friends are.

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 56

The thoughts of a prisoner - they're not free either. They keep returning to the same things.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 40

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

Titus Livy
Total votes: 45

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 49

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 40

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: 85


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
You voted 3. Total votes: 57

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

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 70

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 50

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: 56

Hanging was the worst use a man could be put to.

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 53

Here the great art lies, to discern in what the law is to be to restraint and punishment, and in what things persuasion only is to work.

John Milton
Total votes: 49

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

Marcellinus Ammianus
You voted 5. Total votes: 36

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

Horace Mann
Total votes: 36

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

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 55

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.

Attributed to Fyodor Dostoevsky (Unverfied)
Total votes: 41

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 40

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: 28

We have initiated programs for re-entry offenders, since some 500,000 to 600,000 offenders will come out of prison each year for the next three or four years. We want to have positive alternatives when they come back to the community.

Janet Reno
Total votes: 43

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 59

The number of laws is constantly growing in all countries and, owing to this, what is called crime is very often not a crime at all, for it contains no element of violence or harm.

P. D. Ouspensky
Total votes: 33

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

George Washington
Total votes: 30

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

Moslih Eddin
Total votes: 49

The worst of prison life, he thought, was not being able to close his door.

Stendhal (pseudonym Henri Beyle)
Total votes: 53

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

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 36