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Prison Quotes

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: 36

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: 26

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 25

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: 26

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

George Washington
Total votes: 22

Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 38

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

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 34

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 33

If you share the crime of your friend, you make it your own.

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 30

If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place, we find that it has one of the highest levels of young men going to prison and also among the highest levels of illiteracy in the country.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 32

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.

Winston Churchill
Total votes: 34

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle
Total votes: 33

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 22

In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 31

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
Total votes: 40

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 36

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

Dan Duva
Total votes: 41

There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.

Daniel Berrigan
Total votes: 27

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
Total votes: 33

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 35

A man who has no excuse for a crime, is indeed defenseless!

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton
Total votes: 41

Show me the prison, Show me the jail, Show me the prisoner whose life has gone stale. And I'll show you a young man with so many reasons why And there, but for fortune, go you or I.

Phil Ochs
Total votes: 20

If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst!

James Connolly
Total votes: 22

The power of punishment is to silence, not to confute.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 27

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 25