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Prison Quotes

You utter a vow, or forge a signature, and you may find yourself bound for life to a monastery, a woman, or prison.

Bronislaw Malinowski
Total votes: 29

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 24

It is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 21

To seek the redress of grievances by going to law, is like sheep running for shelter to a bramble bush.

Lewis W. Dilwyn
Total votes: 25

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 29

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: 27

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

Seneca
Total votes: 32

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 26

No written law has been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 25

When it comes to freedom, we are but prisoners of our own desires.

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 21

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 22

To make punishments efficacious, two things are necessary. They must never be disproportioned to the offence, and they must be certain.

William Gilmore Simms
Total votes: 24

Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether.

Cyril Connolly
Total votes: 23


Written laws are like spiders' webs, and will, like them, only entangle and hold the poor and weak, while the rich and powerful will easily break through them.

Anacharsis
Total votes: 25

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: 27

Let us remember that justice must be observed even to the lowest.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 27

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: 28

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

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 25

It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations.

Jacques Yves Cousteau
Total votes: 20

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 24

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 25

Well does Heaven have care that no man secures happiness by crime.

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 31

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: 24

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

Clarence S. Darrow
Total votes: 18

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: 26