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Prison Quotes

Women have worked hard; starved in prison; given of their time and lives that we might sit in the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.

Ellen Wilkinson
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: 21

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 23

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

Epictetus
Total votes: 22

No man survives when freedom fails. The best men rot in filthy jails, and those who cry 'appease, appease' are hanged by those they tried to please.

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 29

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 22


We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 24

If you share the crime of your friend, you make it your own.

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 28

To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 33

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
You voted 2. Total votes: 35

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

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 31

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: 34

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 32

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

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 29

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 23

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 36

I wrote a million words in the first year, and I could never have done that outside of prison.

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 34

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 28

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 29

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.

Attributed to Fyodor Dostoevsky (Unverfied)
Total votes: 33

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 30

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 34

The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable.
 

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 37

Fast closed with double grills And triple gates–the cell To wicked souls is hell; But to a mind that's innocent 'Tis only iron, wood and stone.

Paul Pelisson Fontanier
Total votes: 31

Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline.

Michel Foucault
Total votes: 24