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Prison Quotes

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.

Calvin Coolidge
Total votes: 30

A man who has no excuse for a crime, is indeed defenseless!

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton
Total votes: 33

It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations.

Jacques Yves Cousteau
You voted 4. Total votes: 21

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
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

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

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 27

While we have prisons it matters little which of us occupy the cells.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 28

Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 34

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

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 28

In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 28

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

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 25

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 26


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
Total votes: 20

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

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

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 23

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 22

It is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 21

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

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 27

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

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 35

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 20

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 19

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: 25

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: 16

America is the land of the second chance – and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.

George W. Bush
Total votes: 20