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Prison Quotes

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.

Earl Warren
Total votes: 13

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: 15

We're in a war. People who blast some pot on a casual basis are guilty of treason.

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 10

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 13

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 13

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 8

We are prisoners of ideas.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 15

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

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 15

One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 16

The guilt of enforced crimes lies on those who impose them.

Seneca
Total votes: 14

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

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 14

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

Mary Wollstonecraft
Total votes: 13

Nor cell, nor chain, nor dungeon speaks to the murderer like the voice of solitude.

Charles Robert Maturin
Total votes: 15

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 14

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 10

Faults of the head are punished in this world, those of the heart in another; but as most of our vices are compound, so also is their punishment.

Charles Caleb Colton
Total votes: 14

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: 6

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: 11

To be in prison so long, it's difficult to remember exactly what you did to get there.

Jack Henry Abbott
Total votes: 14

Reality becomes a prison to those who can’t get out of it.

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 13

The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison walls.

Denis Healey
Total votes: 13

A just chastisement may benefit a man, though it seldom does; but an unjust one changes all his blood to gall.

Ouida (pseudonym of Marie Louise de la Ramee)
Total votes: 8

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

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 9

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 13

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: 13