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Prison Quotes

It is safer that a bad man should not be accused, than that he should be acquitted.

Titus Livy
Total votes: 69

The worst prison is not of stone. It is of a throbbing heart, outraged by an infamous life.

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 56


Most people fancy themselves innocent of those crimes of which they cannot be convicted.

Seneca
Total votes: 68

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 54

I wrote a million words in the first year, and I could never have done that outside of prison.

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 52

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: 91

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 50

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: 56

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: 90

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

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 58

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 73

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

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
Total votes: 87

There is no greater punishment of wickedness that that it is dissatisfied with itself and its deeds.

Seneca
Total votes: 61

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
Total votes: 51

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

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 83

You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 43

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: 84

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Dorothee DeLuzy
Total votes: 50

No man survives when freedom fails. The best men rot in filthy jails, and those who cry 'appease, appease' are hanged by those they tried to please.

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 52

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

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 53

Law is merely the expression of the will of the strongest for the time being, and therefore laws have no fixity, but shift from generation to generation.

Henry Brooks Adams
Total votes: 52

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

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 59

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: 53

There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.

Daniel Berrigan
Total votes: 49

The contagion of crime is like that of the plague. Criminals collected together corrupt each other; they are worse than ever when at the termination of their punishment they re-enter society.

Napoleon Bonaparte
Total votes: 57