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Prison Quotes

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

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 62

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: 39

Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 51

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

Epictetus
Total votes: 29

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: 30

Hanging was the worst use a man could be put to.

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 67

Whatever you think of de Sade, he was a complex figure and we should not look for easy answers with him. He was, strangely perhaps, against the death penalty, and he was never put in prison for murders or anything like that.

Philip Kaufman
Total votes: 46

If you treat prisoners well, they will be less angry, less inclined to violence inside prison, less likely to provoke violent actions by guards, less likely to have reason to file brutality lawsuits that cost taxpayers a bundle and waste administrators' time. And most important, well-treated prisoners will be less likely to leave prison angrier, more vicious and more inclined to criminal behavior than when they went in.

Frank Wood, Commissioner of Corrections, Minnesota
Total votes: 36

I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.

Fredrich August von Hayek
Total votes: 70

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: 29

Faults of the head are punished in this world, those of the heart in another; but as most of our vices are compound, so also is their punishment.

Charles Caleb Colton
Total votes: 52

No obligation to justice does force a man to be cruel, or to use the sharpest sentence.

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 80

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 60

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.

Calvin Coolidge
Total votes: 45

I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.

Aeschylus
Total votes: 38

When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist. When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat. When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist. When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.

Reverend Martin Niemoeller
Total votes: 44

To be at peace in crime! Ah, who can thus flatter himself.

Voltaire
Total votes: 67

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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Total votes: 41

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 88

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 65

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

Earl Warren
Total votes: 52

I existed in a world that never is - the prison of the mind.

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 58

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: 42

The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 38

Prisons don't rehabilitate, they don't punish, they don't protect, so what the hell do they do?

Jerry Brown
Total votes: 40