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Prison Quotes

Let us remember that justice must be observed even to the lowest.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 25

Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a God.

Jean Rostand
Total votes: 17

I never saw a man who looked With such a wistful eye Upon that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 21

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
Total votes: 30

In prison, you get the chance to see who really loves you.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 17

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: 15

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

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 20

Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.

Tim Allen
Total votes: 14

It is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 18

Faults of the head are punished in this world, those of the heart in another; but as most of our vices are compound, so also is their punishment.

Charles Caleb Colton
Total votes: 20

I existed in a world that never is - the prison of the mind.

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 30

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: 20

Definition, rationality, and structure are ways of seeing, but they become prisons when they blank out other ways of seeing.

A. R. Ammons
Total votes: 15

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: 25

The perfection of a thing consists in its essence; there are perfect criminals, as there are men of perfect probity.

Mazo de la Roche
Total votes: 19

Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton.

Dan Duva
Total votes: 25

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: 18

It is safer that a bad man should not be accused, than that he should be acquitted.

Titus Livy
Total votes: 19

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 22

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 18

If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.

John Locke
Total votes: 10

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

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 27

When it comes to freedom, we are but prisoners of our own desires.

Eric Schaub
You voted 2. Total votes: 16

It becomes not a law-maker to be a law-breaker.

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 17

A country is in a bad state, which is governed only by laws; because a thousand things occur for which laws cannot provide, and where authority ought to interpose.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 20