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Prison Quotes

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 31

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

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 49

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: 41

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
Total votes: 55

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 52

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

Dan Duva
Total votes: 43

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: 45

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

Aristotle
You voted 1. Total votes: 48

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 28

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.

Seneca
Total votes: 40

In jail a man has no personality. He is a minor disposal problem and a few entries on reports. Nobody cares who loves or hates him, what he looks like, what he did with his life. Nobody reacts to him unless he gives trouble. Nobody abuses him. All that is asked of him is that he go quietly to the right cell and remain quiet when he gets there. There is nothing to fight against, nothing to be mad at. The jailers are quiet men without animosity or sadism.

Raymond Chandler
Total votes: 37

Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 35

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: 36

The guilt of enforced crimes lies on those who impose them.

Seneca
Total votes: 39

The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.

Clarence S. Darrow
Total votes: 55

Wherever any one is against his will, that is to him a prison.

Epictetus
Total votes: 24

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: 27

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: 40

There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals.

Ramsey Clark
Total votes: 40

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 35

Prison, dungeons, blessed places where evil is impossible because they are the crossroads of all the evil in the world. One cannot commit evil in hell.

Jean Genet
Total votes: 38

If two people fight on the street, whose fault is it? Who is the criminal? It is the government’s responsibility because the government has not educated the people to not make mistakes. The people have inadequate, incompetent education, so they make mistakes! It is such a fraud.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 32

A country is in a bad state, which is governed only by laws; because a thousand things occur for which laws cannot provide, and where authority ought to interpose.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 55

To trial bring her stolen charms, and let her prison be my arms.

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 35

Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 32