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Prison Quotes


Written laws are like spiders' webs, and will, like them, only entangle and hold the poor and weak, while the rich and powerful will easily break through them.

Anacharsis
Total votes: 17

It is hard, but it is excellent, to find the right knowledge of when correction is necessary and when grace doth most avail.

Sir Philip Sidney
Total votes: 10

If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst!

James Connolly
Total votes: 12

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

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 13

We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.

Lech Walesa
Total votes: 20

Wherever any one is against his will, that is to him a prison.

Epictetus
Total votes: 12

They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!

Nellie Bly
Total votes: 19

Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 23

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

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 17

I have been studying how I may compare this prison where I live unto the world; Shut up in the prison of their own consciences.

James Usher
Total votes: 13

No obligation to justice does force a man to be cruel, or to use the sharpest sentence.

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 17

No matter how you seem to fatten on a crime, that can never be good for the bee which is bad for the hive.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 18

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 16

Let us remember that justice must be observed even to the lowest.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 22

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

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 16

In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes.

Geoffrey Fisher
Total votes: 19

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 18

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 15

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 17


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 14

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
Total votes: 20

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 13

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 14

Every crime has, in the moment of its perpetration, Its own avenging angel--dark misgiving, An ominous sinking at the inmost heart.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Total votes: 11

By noiselessly going to a prison a civil-resister ensures a calm atmosphere.

Gandhi
Total votes: 16