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Prison Quotes

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 24

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

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 28

If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.

John Locke
Total votes: 19


Karl Menninger
Total votes: 22

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

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 32


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 30

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

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 39

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 33

Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton.

Dan Duva
Total votes: 41

I was in prison, and you came unto me. Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
~(Jesus Christ) Matthew 25:36, 40

(Jesus Christ) Matthew 25:36, 40
Total votes: 36

If it's near dinner-time, the foreman takes out his watch when the jury has retired, and says: "Dear me, gentlemen, ten minutes to five, I declare! I dine at five, gentlemen." "So do I," says everybody else, except two men who ought to have dined at three and seem more than half disposed to stand out in consequence. The foreman smiles, and puts up his watch:--"Well, gentlemen, what do we say, plaintiff or defendant, gentlemen?

Charles Dickens
Total votes: 26

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: 39

The power of punishment is to silence, not to confute.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 25

Society has used the juvenile courts to create a caste system where there are throw-away people.
~James Bell

James Bell
Total votes: 23

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: 29

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: 39

Every instance of a man's suffering the penalty of the law is an instance of the failure of that penalty in effecting its purpose, which is to deter.

Archbishop Richard Whately
Total votes: 37

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

Mitchell Burgess
Total votes: 27

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: 31

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

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 30

Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline.

Michel Foucault
Total votes: 24

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

Charles Bukowski
Total votes: 34

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 29

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: 31

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: 37