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Prison Quotes

Society has used the juvenile courts to create a caste system where there are throw-away people.
~James Bell

James Bell
Total votes: 15

The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 15

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: 10

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 16

We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.

Lech Walesa
Total votes: 20

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

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 19

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 11

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

Horace Mann
Total votes: 19

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 13

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

Henry Thomas Buckle
Total votes: 21

We who live in prison, and in whose lives there is no event but sorrow, have to measure time by throbs of pain, and the record of bitter moments.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 16

Forgiveness, that noblest of all self-denial, is a virtue which he alone who can practise in himself can willingly believe in another.

Charles Caleb Colton
Total votes: 13

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 17

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 17

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.

Seneca
Total votes: 22

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 15

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

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 16

In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 21

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 14

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

Aeschylus
Total votes: 15

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 13

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

Epictetus
Total votes: 12


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 14

The guilt of enforced crimes lies on those who impose them.

Seneca
Total votes: 18

It was only when I lay there on the rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not between states nor between social classes nor between political parties, but right through every human heart, through all human hearts. And that is why I turn back to the years of my imprisonment and say, sometimes to the astonishment of those about me, bless you, prison, for having been a part of my life.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 17