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Prison Quotes

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 39

You utter a vow, or forge a signature, and you may find yourself bound for life to a monastery, a woman, or prison.

Bronislaw Malinowski
Total votes: 73

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle
Total votes: 41

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 36

Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 52

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

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 54

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 38

While we have prisons it matters little which of us occupy the cells.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 59

To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 48

Every instance of a man's suffering the penalty of the law is an instance of the failure of that penalty in effecting its purpose, which is to deter.

Archbishop Richard Whately
Total votes: 59

He was a first-time nonviolent possible offender, ... And under the mandatory minimums, he was put in prison for 15 years. Not only does the punishment not fit the crime, but the mandatory minimums don't give judges any discretion to look at the background of the case, to read into the specifics of the case. I don't know a judge who really is in favor of the mandatory minimums.

Carly Simon
Total votes: 31

Experts and the educated elite have replaced what worked with what sounded good. Society was far more civilized before they took over our schools, prisons, welfare programs, police departments and courts. It's high time we ran these people out of our lives and went back to common sense.

Walter E. Williams
Total votes: 68

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

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 57

Reality becomes a prison to those who can’t get out of it.

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 64

One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem upon another.

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
Total votes: 73

The reformative effect of punishment is a belief that dies hard, chiefly I think, because it is so satisfying to our sadistic impulses.
 

Bertrand Russell
Total votes: 89

I never told a victim story about my imprisonment. Instead, I told a transformation story - about how prison changed my outlook, about how I saw that communication, truth, and trust are at the heart of power.

Fernando Flores
Total votes: 47

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 42

The only difference between me and my fellow actors is that I've spent more time in jail.

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 39

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

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 43

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 55

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 68

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 48

If it's near dinner-time, the foreman takes out his watch when the jury has retired, and says: "Dear me, gentlemen, ten minutes to five, I declare! I dine at five, gentlemen." "So do I," says everybody else, except two men who ought to have dined at three and seem more than half disposed to stand out in consequence. The foreman smiles, and puts up his watch:--"Well, gentlemen, what do we say, plaintiff or defendant, gentlemen?

Charles Dickens
Total votes: 40

Care should be taken that the punishment does not exceed the guilt; and also that some men do not suffer for offenses for which others are not even indicted.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 40