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Prison Quotes

On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War.

Michael Badnarik
Total votes: 28

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

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 23

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

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 16

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: 21

The public have more interest in the punishment of an injury than he who receives it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 19

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

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 13

It is not at the table, but in prison, that you learn who your true friends are.

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 23

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: 19

No obligation to justice does force a man to be cruel, or to use the sharpest sentence.

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 19

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

Seneca
Total votes: 19

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 17

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: 20

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: 26

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 11

Well, I don't think prisons are the answer to everything, obviously.

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 18

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 20

Let us remember that justice must be observed even to the lowest.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 24

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

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 18

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

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 27

I can work for the Lord in or out of prison.

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 20

We who live in prison, and in whose lives there is no event but sorrow, have to measure time by throbs of pain, and the record of bitter moments.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 17

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: 12

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: 14

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle
Total votes: 17

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 16