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Prison Quotes

Every instance of a man's suffering the penalty of the law is an instance of the failure of that penalty in effecting its purpose, which is to deter.

Archbishop Richard Whately
Total votes: 59

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

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 54

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

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 38

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 36

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

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 62

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

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 39

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

Gandhi
Total votes: 40


Karl Menninger
Total votes: 43

Every crime has, in the moment of its perpetration, Its own avenging angel--dark misgiving, An ominous sinking at the inmost heart.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Total votes: 41

Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton.

Dan Duva
Total votes: 46

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: 40

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

Moslih Eddin
Total votes: 55

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 40

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

Mary Wollstonecraft
Total votes: 63

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 73

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 35


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 68

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 36


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

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 40

One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 40

Experts and the educated elite have replaced what worked with what sounded good. Society was far more civilized before they took over our schools, prisons, welfare programs, police departments and courts. It's high time we ran these people out of our lives and went back to common sense.

Walter E. Williams
Total votes: 69

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

Aeschylus
Total votes: 37

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 87

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 28