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Prison Quotes

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
Total votes: 34

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal.

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 48

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 49

Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 33

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: 31

There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison.

William Glasser
Total votes: 43

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
You voted 1. Total votes: 40

We're in a war. People who blast some pot on a casual basis are guilty of treason.

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 61

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

Gandhi
Total votes: 45

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

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 59

I just remember that disturbing feeling of walking into that prison, the complete loss of privacy, the complete loss of stimulation, dignity.

Cybill Shepherd
Total votes: 42

Trial by jury itself, instead of being a security to persons who are accused, shall be a delusion, a mockery, and a snare.

Thomas Denman
Total votes: 47

History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself.

Naguib Mahfouz
Total votes: 60

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: 41

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

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

Attributed to Fyodor Dostoevsky (Unverfied)
Total votes: 51

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: 76

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

Stendhal (pseudonym Henri Beyle)
Total votes: 77

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 38

We who live in prison, and in whose lives there is no event but sorrow, have to measure time by throbs of pain, and the record of bitter moments.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 59

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.

Earl Warren
Total votes: 58

I have paid no poll-tax for six years. I was put into a jail once on this account, for one night; and, as I stood considering the walls of solid stone, I could not help being struck with the foolishness of that institution which treated me as if I were mere flesh and blood and bones, to be locked up...I saw that, if there was a wall of stone between me and my townsmen, there was a still more difficult one to climb or break through, before they could get to be as free as I was.

Henry David Thoreau
You voted 3. Total votes: 40

The public have more interest in the punishment of an injury than he who receives it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 46

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 96

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

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 68