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Prison Quotes

It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their own kind.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 26

The public have more interest in the punishment of an injury than he who receives it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 25

A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion.

George Washington
Total votes: 16

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: 21

The world itself is but a large prison, out of which some are daily led to execution.

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 22

To make punishments efficacious, two things are necessary. They must never be disproportioned to the offence, and they must be certain.

William Gilmore Simms
Total votes: 27

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: 21

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 17

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: 30

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: 29

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: 20

They're not supposed to show prison films in prison. Especially ones that are about escaping.

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 23

The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget.

Mitchell Burgess
Total votes: 21

Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 24

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 28

To be in prison so long, it's difficult to remember exactly what you did to get there.

Jack Henry Abbott
Total votes: 26

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

Titus Livy
Total votes: 21

Corporal punishment falls far more heavily than most weighty pecuniary penalty.

Seneca
Total votes: 21

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 22

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

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 26

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

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 33

I just remember that disturbing feeling of walking into that prison, the complete loss of privacy, the complete loss of stimulation, dignity.

Cybill Shepherd
Total votes: 21

There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.

Daniel Berrigan
Total votes: 22

Wicked deeds are generally done, even with impunity, for the mere desire of occupation.

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 24

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

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 23