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Prison Quotes

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 14

It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.

Mario Vargas Llosa
Total votes: 18

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

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 19

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.

Seneca
Total votes: 26

When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.

George Santayana
Total votes: 18

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 16

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 19

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

Titus Livy
Total votes: 18

If two people fight on the street, whose fault is it? Who is the criminal? It is the government’s responsibility because the government has not educated the people to not make mistakes. The people have inadequate, incompetent education, so they make mistakes! It is such a fraud.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 18

The worst of prison life, he thought, was not being able to close his door.

Stendhal (pseudonym Henri Beyle)
Total votes: 18

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: 20

The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and 'mangled mind' leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.

Elizabeth Drew
Total votes: 25

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

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 17

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

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 19

I wrote a million words in the first year, and I could never have done that outside of prison.

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 21

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

Seneca
Total votes: 19

The object of punishment is prevention from evil; it never can be made impulsive to good.

Horace Mann
Total votes: 23

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal.

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 19

There are dreadful punishments enacted against thieves; but it were much better to make such good provisions, by which every man might be put in a method how to live, and so to be preserved from the fatal necessity of stealing and dying for it.

Thomas Moore
Total votes: 25

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: 17

I have been studying how I may compare This prison where I live unto the world; And, for because the world is populous, And here is not a creature but myself, I cannot do it. Yet I'll hammer it out.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 27

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 18

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: 27

So justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 21

There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals.

Ramsey Clark
Total votes: 23