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Prison Quotes

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

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 45

I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator.

Mary Harris Jones
Total votes: 43


When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.

Mike Tyson
Total votes: 33

Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 37

No matter how you seem to fatten on a crime, that can never be good for the bee which is bad for the hive.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 30

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

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 38

Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. That is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America.

Warren E. Burger
Total votes: 40

I have been studying how I may compare this prison where I live unto the world; Shut up in the prison of their own consciences.

James Usher
Total votes: 42

Whatever you think of de Sade, he was a complex figure and we should not look for easy answers with him. He was, strangely perhaps, against the death penalty, and he was never put in prison for murders or anything like that.

Philip Kaufman
Total votes: 35

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Total votes: 30

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

Titus Livy
Total votes: 30

No written law has been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 33

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: 30

We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business.

Will Rogers
Total votes: 27

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: 37

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: 31

We are prisoners of ideas.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 36

There's no greater threat to our independence, to our cherished freedoms and personal liberties than the continual, relentless injection of these insidious poisons into our system. We must decide whether we cherish independence from drugs, without which there is no freedom.

William Von Raab
Total votes: 36

Fear can be like a prison. It is, however, a self made prison. Many are imprisoned by fear. No one else can liberate them from this prison. Others may inspire them but they must liberate themselves.

Mr. Prophet
Total votes: 43

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 23

Steal goods and you’ll go to prison, steal lands and you are a king.

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 40

I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.

Charles Bukowski
Total votes: 35

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

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 29

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 26

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 44