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Prison Quotes

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 20

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: 24

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

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 27

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

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
Total votes: 28

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

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 24

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

Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.

Peter Ustinov
Total votes: 24

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: 21

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

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 24

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

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 35

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 27

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

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 25

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
Total votes: 35

On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War.

Michael Badnarik
Total votes: 36

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 23

I can work for the Lord in or out of prison.

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 25

I was put into jail as I was going to the shoemaker's to get a shoe which was mended. When I was let out the next morning, I proceeded to finish my errand, and, having put on my mended shoe, joined a huckleberry party, who were impatient to put themselves under my conduct; and in half an hour -- for the horse was soon tackled -- was in the midst of a huckleberry field, on one of our highest hills, two miles off, and then the State was nowhere to be seen.

Henry David Thoreau
Total votes: 32

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: 31

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

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 29

The only effect of public punishment is to show the rabble how bravely it can be borne; and that every one who hath lost a toe-nail hath suffered worse.

Walter Savage Landor
Total votes: 25

The best situation of all, and one frequently utilized, is for jails and prisons to allow volunteer ministers of all faiths to enter prisons and offer their services to the inmates who want them. That way, the religious needs of inmates are met but without government funds being spent.

Kent Willis
Total votes: 29

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 24

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

Clarence S. Darrow
Total votes: 18

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 18