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Prison Quotes

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
Total votes: 41

I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.

Charles Bukowski
Total votes: 41

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

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 42

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: 57

Corporal punishment falls far more heavily than most weighty pecuniary penalty.

Seneca
Total votes: 37

I can work for the Lord in or out of prison.

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 42

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

Moslih Eddin
Total votes: 56

Crime succeeds by sudden despatch; honest counsels gain vigor by delay.

Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)
Total votes: 34

If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking…is freedom.

Dwight David Eisenhower
Total votes: 45

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 67

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 66

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 39

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

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 45

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: 46

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 77

What restrains us from killing is partly fear of punishment, partly moral scruple, and partly what may be described as a sense of humor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 83

To be in prison so long, it's difficult to remember exactly what you did to get there.

Jack Henry Abbott
Total votes: 42

Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached.

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 60

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Total votes: 101

Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 51

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

Bertrand Russell
Total votes: 42

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 65

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 36

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 40

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Total votes: 41