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Prison Quotes

Hanging was the worst use a man could be put to.

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 72

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: 42

Law is merely the expression of the will of the strongest for the time being, and therefore laws have no fixity, but shift from generation to generation.

Henry Brooks Adams
Total votes: 45

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: 56


Most people fancy themselves innocent of those crimes of which they cannot be convicted.

Seneca
Total votes: 59

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

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 95

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 43

Steal goods and you’ll go to prison, steal lands and you are a king.

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 54

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: 33

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.

Earl Warren
Total votes: 56

It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their own kind.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 72

Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 51

History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself.

Naguib Mahfouz
Total votes: 57

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

Gandhi
Total votes: 45

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 39

There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.

Daniel Berrigan
Total votes: 43

A just chastisement may benefit a man, though it seldom does; but an unjust one changes all his blood to gall.

Ouida (pseudonym of Marie Louise de la Ramee)
Total votes: 36

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 46

I can tell you this on a stack of Bibles: prisons are archaic, brutal, unregenerative, overcrowded hell holes where the inmates are treated like animals with absolutely not one humane thought given to what they are going to do once they are released. You're an animal in a cage and you're treated like one.

Jimmy Hoffa
Total votes: 85

Wicked deeds are generally done, even with impunity, for the mere desire of occupation.

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 41

There's no greater threat to our independence, to our cherished freedoms and personal liberties than the continual, relentless injection of these insidious poisons into our system. We must decide whether we cherish independence from drugs, without which there is no freedom.

William Von Raab
Total votes: 50

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

Mitchell Burgess
Total votes: 43

There are dreadful punishments enacted against thieves; but it were much better to make such good provisions, by which every man might be put in a method how to live, and so to be preserved from the fatal necessity of stealing and dying for it.

Thomas Moore
Total votes: 100

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

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 41

The public have more interest in the punishment of an injury than he who receives it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 44