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Prison Quotes

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 32

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: 24


We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 24

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: 29

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 28

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: 27


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
Total votes: 25

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

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 24

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 24

Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 27

Trial by jury itself, instead of being a security to persons who are accused, shall be a delusion, a mockery, and a snare.

Thomas Denman
Total votes: 29

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 38

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

Stendhal (pseudonym Henri Beyle)
Total votes: 27

The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable.
 

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 34

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: 26

Here the great art lies, to discern in what the law is to be to restraint and punishment, and in what things persuasion only is to work.

John Milton
Total votes: 20

Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 17


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: 26

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 23

Women have worked hard; starved in prison; given of their time and lives that we might sit in the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.

Ellen Wilkinson
Total votes: 21

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

Mitchell Burgess
Total votes: 25

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

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 29

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

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 28

If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place, we find that it has one of the highest levels of young men going to prison and also among the highest levels of illiteracy in the country.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 29

Corporal punishment falls far more heavily than most weighty pecuniary penalty.

Seneca
Total votes: 23