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Prison Quotes

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: 18

The world itself is but a large prison, out of which some are daily led to execution.

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 14

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

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 13

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

If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place, we find that it has one of the highest levels of young men going to prison and also among the highest levels of illiteracy in the country.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 15

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 14

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

Henry Thomas Buckle
Total votes: 21

The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.

David Herbert Lawrence
Total votes: 12

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: 18

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

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 19

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

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 17

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

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 19

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

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 18

Crime is a logical extension of the sort of behavior that often [is] considered perfectly respectable in legitimate business.

Robert Rice
Total votes: 19

One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem upon another.

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
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: 14

It is impossible to go through life without trust: That is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.

Graham Greene
Total votes: 18

Those magistrates who can prevent crime, and do not, in effect encourage it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 18

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: 22

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: 20

Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether.

Cyril Connolly
Total votes: 16

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 8

In prisons, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.

Eldridge Cleaver
Total votes: 14

America is the land of the second chance – and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.

George W. Bush
Total votes: 15

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: 25