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Prison Quotes

We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.

Lech Walesa
Total votes: 34

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 26

The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison walls.

Denis Healey
Total votes: 34

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton
Total votes: 37

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: 28

Corporal punishment falls far more heavily than most weighty pecuniary penalty.

Seneca
Total votes: 23

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

Seneca
Total votes: 36

In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes.

Geoffrey Fisher
Total votes: 26

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

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 27

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 22

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

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 23

Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 31

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

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 29

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Total votes: 26

One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem upon another.

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
Total votes: 28

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: 30

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 34

Fast closed with double grills And triple gates–the cell To wicked souls is hell; But to a mind that's innocent 'Tis only iron, wood and stone.

Paul Pelisson Fontanier
Total votes: 31

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: 26

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: 30

They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!

Nellie Bly
Total votes: 31

I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator.

Mary Harris Jones
Total votes: 33

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 32

Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: “It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.”

Father James Keller
Total votes: 28

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 33