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Prison Quotes

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

Earl Warren
Total votes: 51

If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst!

James Connolly
Total votes: 33

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Dorothee DeLuzy
Total votes: 40

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 41

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 46

I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.

Fredrich August von Hayek
Total votes: 72

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: 51

Do not lay on the multitude the blame that is due to a few.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 55

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

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 68

There is no greater punishment of wickedness that that it is dissatisfied with itself and its deeds.

Seneca
Total votes: 50

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

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 61

They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!

Nellie Bly
Total votes: 44

It is hard, but it is excellent, to find the right knowledge of when correction is necessary and when grace doth most avail.

Sir Philip Sidney
Total votes: 49

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: 51

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 42

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

Aeschylus
Total votes: 38

You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 34

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: 35

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

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 50

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: 54

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

Horace Mann
Total votes: 36

Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.

Peter Ustinov
Total votes: 43

In jail a man has no personality. He is a minor disposal problem and a few entries on reports. Nobody cares who loves or hates him, what he looks like, what he did with his life. Nobody reacts to him unless he gives trouble. Nobody abuses him. All that is asked of him is that he go quietly to the right cell and remain quiet when he gets there. There is nothing to fight against, nothing to be mad at. The jailers are quiet men without animosity or sadism.

Raymond Chandler
Total votes: 44

Justice is that virtue of the soul which is distributive according to desert.

Aristotle
Total votes: 67

Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 39