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Prison Quotes

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: 32

The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.

Clarence S. Darrow
Total votes: 54

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 41

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

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 34

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

Earl Warren
Total votes: 42

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 28

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 28

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

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 30

Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 32

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: 25

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Total votes: 61

To be at peace in crime! Ah, who can thus flatter himself.

Voltaire
Total votes: 47

Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 43

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 31

It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations.

Jacques Yves Cousteau
Total votes: 24

If you share the crime of your friend, you make it your own.

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 46

And while God had work for Paul, he found him friends both in court and prison. Let persecutors send saints to prison, God can provide a keeper for their turn.

William Gurnall
Total votes: 34

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 35

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: 43

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

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 28


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 45

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 36

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: 34

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

Mary Wollstonecraft
Total votes: 46

Those magistrates who can prevent crime, and do not, in effect encourage it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 35