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Prison Quotes

Those magistrates who can prevent crime, and do not, in effect encourage it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 52

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 49

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 45

It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their own kind.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 80

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 59

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 57

Reality becomes a prison to those who can’t get out of it.

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 77

Fear can be like a prison. It is, however, a self made prison. Many are imprisoned by fear. No one else can liberate them from this prison. Others may inspire them but they must liberate themselves.

Mr. Prophet
Total votes: 72

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
Total votes: 50

The idea that the sole aim of punishment is to prevent crime is obviously grounded upon the theory that crime can be prevented, which is almost as dubious as the notion that poverty can be prevented.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 66

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

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 69

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 36

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

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 46

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 45

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: 49

Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 67

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

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 114

I was in prison, and you came unto me. Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
~(Jesus Christ) Matthew 25:36, 40

(Jesus Christ) Matthew 25:36, 40
You voted 3. Total votes: 46

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: 44

No matter how you seem to fatten on a crime, that can never be good for the bee which is bad for the hive.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
You voted 2. Total votes: 53

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 76

Society has used the juvenile courts to create a caste system where there are throw-away people.
~James Bell

James Bell
Total votes: 46

The object of punishment is prevention from evil; it never can be made impulsive to good.

Horace Mann
Total votes: 47

By noiselessly going to a prison a civil-resister ensures a calm atmosphere.

Gandhi
Total votes: 49

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

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 96