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Prison Quotes

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 9

In prison, you get the chance to see who really loves you.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 12

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: 10

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
Total votes: 20

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: 11

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: 10

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 19

It becomes not a law-maker to be a law-breaker.

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 9

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

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 12

I never saw a man who looked With such a wistful eye Upon that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 15

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

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 15


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
Total votes: 7

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

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 19

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 14

America is the land of the second chance – and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.

George W. Bush
Total votes: 7

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

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 15

Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 6

To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 17

Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass, Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit; But life, being weary of these worldly bars, Never lacks power to dismiss itself.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 11

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

Seneca
Total votes: 9

The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and 'mangled mind' leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.

Elizabeth Drew
Total votes: 17

The uneven impact of actual enforcement measures tends to mirror and reinforce more general patterns of discrimination (along socioeconomic, racial and ethnic, sexual, and perhaps generational lines) within the society. As a consequence, such enforcement (ineffective as it may be in producing conformity) almost certainly reinforces feelings of alienation already prevalent within major segments of the population.

Edwin M. Schur
Total votes: 6

We have initiated programs for re-entry offenders, since some 500,000 to 600,000 offenders will come out of prison each year for the next three or four years. We want to have positive alternatives when they come back to the community.

Janet Reno
Total votes: 12

The perfection of a thing consists in its essence; there are perfect criminals, as there are men of perfect probity.

Mazo de la Roche
Total votes: 12

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
Total votes: 15