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Prison Quotes

So justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 21

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 25

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 17

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
Total votes: 24

It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.

Mario Vargas Llosa
Total votes: 18

Well does Heaven have care that no man secures happiness by crime.

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 26

Wicked deeds are generally done, even with impunity, for the mere desire of occupation.

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 18

Trial by jury itself, instead of being a security to persons who are accused, shall be a delusion, a mockery, and a snare.

Thomas Denman
Total votes: 16

The power of punishment is to silence, not to confute.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 14

Reality becomes a prison to those who can’t get out of it.

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 18

The best situation of all, and one frequently utilized, is for jails and prisons to allow volunteer ministers of all faiths to enter prisons and offer their services to the inmates who want them. That way, the religious needs of inmates are met but without government funds being spent.

Kent Willis
Total votes: 21

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 18

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 28

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 17

I can tell you this on a stack of Bibles: prisons are archaic, brutal, unregenerative, overcrowded hell holes where the inmates are treated like animals with absolutely not one humane thought given to what they are going to do once they are released. You're an animal in a cage and you're treated like one.

Jimmy Hoffa
Total votes: 28

Virtue pardons the wicked, as the sandal-tree perfumes the axe which strikes it.

Moslih Eddin
Total votes: 15

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

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 19

Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a God.

Jean Rostand
Total votes: 17

Punishment, that is the justice for the unjust.
 

Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)
Total votes: 33

To make punishments efficacious, two things are necessary. They must never be disproportioned to the offence, and they must be certain.

William Gilmore Simms
Total votes: 18

Steal goods and you’ll go to prison, steal lands and you are a king.

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 20

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 22

One of the problems that the marijuana reform movement consistently faces is that everyone wants to talk about what marijuana does, but no one ever wants to look at what marijuana prohibition does. Marijuana never kicks down your door in the middle of the night. Marijuana never locks up sick and dying people, does not suppress medical research, does not peek in bedroom windows.

Richard Cowan
Total votes: 17

I have been studying how I may compare This prison where I live unto the world; And, for because the world is populous, And here is not a creature but myself, I cannot do it. Yet I'll hammer it out.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 27

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

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 30