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Prison Quotes

One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem upon another.

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
Total votes: 28

Punishment, that is the justice for the unjust.
 

Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)
Total votes: 45

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 30

A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion.

George Washington
Total votes: 21

It is impossible to go through life without trust: That is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.

Graham Greene
Total votes: 36

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 25

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

Gandhi
Total votes: 28

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Dorothee DeLuzy
Total votes: 34

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

Stendhal (pseudonym Henri Beyle)
Total votes: 27

The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 31

It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.

Mario Vargas Llosa
Total votes: 25

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: 32

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
Total votes: 22

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 31

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 23

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: 19

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

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 27

They're not supposed to show prison films in prison. Especially ones that are about escaping.

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 24

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 23

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

Aeschylus
Total votes: 31

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

If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst!

James Connolly
Total votes: 20

They took away my money, my family, and my security. Why couldn't they destroy my ideas? We will question them in court tomorrow as we trigger The Revolution of all revolutions!

Jordan Couch
Total votes: 34

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 33

To be at peace in crime! Ah, who can thus flatter himself.

Voltaire
Total votes: 26