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Prison Quotes


We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 35

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: 44

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
You voted 4. Total votes: 60

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 82

Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 44

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

Seneca
Total votes: 43


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 57

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.

Woody Allen
Total votes: 94

The contagion of crime is like that of the plague. Criminals collected together corrupt each other; they are worse than ever when at the termination of their punishment they re-enter society.

Napoleon Bonaparte
Total votes: 43

Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.

Germaine Greer
Total votes: 91

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

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 69

The number of laws is constantly growing in all countries and, owing to this, what is called crime is very often not a crime at all, for it contains no element of violence or harm.

P. D. Ouspensky
Total votes: 33

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

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
Total votes: 66

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 82

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 62

Trial by jury itself, instead of being a security to persons who are accused, shall be a delusion, a mockery, and a snare.

Thomas Denman
Total votes: 41

If you treat prisoners well, they will be less angry, less inclined to violence inside prison, less likely to provoke violent actions by guards, less likely to have reason to file brutality lawsuits that cost taxpayers a bundle and waste administrators' time. And most important, well-treated prisoners will be less likely to leave prison angrier, more vicious and more inclined to criminal behavior than when they went in.

Frank Wood, Commissioner of Corrections, Minnesota
Total votes: 35

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

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 38

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

Aeschylus
Total votes: 38

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 34

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 38

We're in a war. People who blast some pot on a casual basis are guilty of treason.

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 48

If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place, we find that it has one of the highest levels of young men going to prison and also among the highest levels of illiteracy in the country.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 42

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

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 53

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 55