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Prison Quotes

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

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 21

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

Mitchell Burgess
Total votes: 12

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: 13

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

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 13

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 15

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: 13

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: 18

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 15

You utter a vow, or forge a signature, and you may find yourself bound for life to a monastery, a woman, or prison.

Bronislaw Malinowski
Total votes: 15

A man who has no excuse for a crime, is indeed defenseless!

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton
Total votes: 18

Oh who is that young sinner with the handcuffs on his wrist? And what has he been after that they groan and shake their fists? And wherefore is he wearing such a conscience-stricken air? Oh they're taking him to prison for the colour of his hair.

A. E. Housman
Total votes: 19

I was put into jail as I was going to the shoemaker's to get a shoe which was mended. When I was let out the next morning, I proceeded to finish my errand, and, having put on my mended shoe, joined a huckleberry party, who were impatient to put themselves under my conduct; and in half an hour -- for the horse was soon tackled -- was in the midst of a huckleberry field, on one of our highest hills, two miles off, and then the State was nowhere to be seen.

Henry David Thoreau
Total votes: 18


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 12

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.

Calvin Coolidge
Total votes: 21

One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 17

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

Horace Mann
Total votes: 19

A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion.

George Washington
Total votes: 8

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

Aeschylus
Total votes: 12

It is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 14

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 13

When is conduct a crime, and when is a crime not a crime? When Somebody Up There -- a monarch, a dictator, a Pope, a legislator -- so decrees.

Jessica Mitford
Total votes: 18

Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. That is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America.

Warren E. Burger
Total votes: 13

I know not whether laws be right, or whether laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like a year, a year whose days are long.

Oscar Wilde
You voted 4. Total votes: 20

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: 16

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 21