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Prison Quotes

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 33

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: 34

Care should be taken that the punishment does not exceed the guilt; and also that some men do not suffer for offenses for which others are not even indicted.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 31

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle
Total votes: 34

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.

Winston Churchill
Total votes: 38

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 37

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

Titus Livy
Total votes: 30

On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break.

Robert Anton Wilson
Total votes: 24

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

Horace Mann
Total votes: 34

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

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 46

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
You voted 1. Total votes: 43

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: 35

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
Total votes: 46

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

James Bell
Total votes: 25

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

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 44

The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget.

Mitchell Burgess
Total votes: 30

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 41

If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.

John Locke
Total votes: 23

The only difference between me and my fellow actors is that I've spent more time in jail.

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 29

Experts and the educated elite have replaced what worked with what sounded good. Society was far more civilized before they took over our schools, prisons, welfare programs, police departments and courts. It's high time we ran these people out of our lives and went back to common sense.

Walter E. Williams
Total votes: 48

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal.

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 32

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

Voltaire
Total votes: 36

Prison makes you a better judge of character. You pick up on people much faster.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 30

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.

Attributed to Fyodor Dostoevsky (Unverfied)
Total votes: 37

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

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 33