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Prison Quotes

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

Horace Mann
Total votes: 19

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 13

The only effect of public punishment is to show the rabble how bravely it can be borne; and that every one who hath lost a toe-nail hath suffered worse.

Walter Savage Landor
Total votes: 12

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

Titus Livy
Total votes: 15

Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton.

Dan Duva
Total votes: 18

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

Aeschylus
Total votes: 12

The worst of prison life, he thought, was not being able to close his door.

Stendhal (pseudonym Henri Beyle)
Total votes: 13

Governments have tried to stop crime through punishment throughout the ages, but crime continued in the past punishment remains. Crime can only be stopped through a preventive approach in the schools. You teach the students Transcendental Meditation, and right away they’ll begin using their full brain physiology sensible and they will not get sidetracked into wrong things.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 15

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: 12

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

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 9

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

Henry Thomas Buckle
Total votes: 19

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

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 17

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
Total votes: 23

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

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 13

Prosecution I have managed to avoid; but I have been arrested, charged in a police court, have refused to be bound over, and thereupon have been unconditionally released - to my great regret; for I have always wanted to know what going to prison was like.

Laurence Housman
Total votes: 21

Here the great art lies, to discern in what the law is to be to restraint and punishment, and in what things persuasion only is to work.

John Milton
Total votes: 6

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 11

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: 12

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 13

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 14

Well, I don't think prisons are the answer to everything, obviously.

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 13


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
Total votes: 9

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 6

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

Seneca
Total votes: 11

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.

Seneca
Total votes: 18