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Prison Quotes

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 86

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 55

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

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 38

A country is in a bad state, which is governed only by laws; because a thousand things occur for which laws cannot provide, and where authority ought to interpose.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 83

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

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 48

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

Horace Mann
Total votes: 41

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: 50

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: 56

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

Aeschylus
Total votes: 39

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 88

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: 61

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: 135

By noiselessly going to a prison a civil-resister ensures a calm atmosphere.

Gandhi
Total votes: 46

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle
Total votes: 46

Wherever any one is against his will, that is to him a prison.

Epictetus
Total votes: 32

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: 58

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

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 45

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: 78


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: 62

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 39

To seek the redress of grievances by going to law, is like sheep running for shelter to a bramble bush.

Lewis W. Dilwyn
Total votes: 41

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

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 57

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

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 50

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 49

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 44