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Prison Quotes

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 19

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: 11

The object of punishment is prevention from evil; it never can be made impulsive to good.

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 28

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
You voted 5. Total votes: 17

To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 24

The world itself is but a large prison, out of which some are daily led to execution.

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 16

Every instance of a man's suffering the penalty of the law is an instance of the failure of that penalty in effecting its purpose, which is to deter.

Archbishop Richard Whately
Total votes: 22

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: 14

Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 17

We are prisoners of ideas.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 23

Care should be taken that the punishment does not exceed the guilt; and also that some men do not suffer for offenses for which others are not even indicted.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 17

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
Total votes: 30

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: 20

When is conduct a crime, and when is a crime not a crime? When Somebody Up There -- a monarch, a dictator, a Pope, a legislator -- so decrees.

Jessica Mitford
Total votes: 23

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal.

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 19

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 18

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 19

You utter a vow, or forge a signature, and you may find yourself bound for life to a monastery, a woman, or prison.

Bronislaw Malinowski
Total votes: 20

Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. That is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America.

Warren E. Burger
Total votes: 20

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 14

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 12

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

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 24

He had drawn many a thousand of these rations in prisons and camps, and though he'd never had an opportunity to weight them on scales, and although, being a man of timid nature, he knew no way of standing up for his rights, he, like every other prisoner, had discovered long ago that honest weight was never to be found in the bread-cutting. There was short weight in every ration. The only point was how short. So every day you took a look to soothe your soul - today, maybe, they haven't snitched any.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 15

Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline.

Michel Foucault
Total votes: 14

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
Total votes: 23