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Prison Quotes

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 52

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

Denis Healey
Total votes: 115

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

Seneca
Total votes: 61

They took away my money, my family, and my security. Why couldn't they destroy my ideas? We will question them in court tomorrow as we trigger The Revolution of all revolutions!

Jordan Couch
Total votes: 58

I know not whether laws be right, or whether laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like a year, a year whose days are long.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 69

There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals.

Ramsey Clark
Total votes: 56

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

Jerry Brown
Total votes: 53

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 54

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 48

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 49

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 95

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

James Bell
Total votes: 48

Forgiveness, that noblest of all self-denial, is a virtue which he alone who can practise in himself can willingly believe in another.

Charles Caleb Colton
Total votes: 52

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 47

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: 56

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 60

Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline.

Michel Foucault
You voted 3. Total votes: 45

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 74

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 105

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

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

Aeschylus
Total votes: 44

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 64

If it's near dinner-time, the foreman takes out his watch when the jury has retired, and says: "Dear me, gentlemen, ten minutes to five, I declare! I dine at five, gentlemen." "So do I," says everybody else, except two men who ought to have dined at three and seem more than half disposed to stand out in consequence. The foreman smiles, and puts up his watch:--"Well, gentlemen, what do we say, plaintiff or defendant, gentlemen?

Charles Dickens
Total votes: 51

Every instance of a man's suffering the penalty of the law is an instance of the failure of that penalty in effecting its purpose, which is to deter.

Archbishop Richard Whately
Total votes: 67

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes to society.

Daniel Webster
You voted 3. Total votes: 55