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Prison Quotes

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.

Seneca
Total votes: 31

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 25

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

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 28

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

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 24

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

Gandhi
Total votes: 24

Fear can be like a prison. It is, however, a self made prison. Many are imprisoned by fear. No one else can liberate them from this prison. Others may inspire them but they must liberate themselves.

Mr. Prophet
Total votes: 34

Corporal punishment falls far more heavily than most weighty pecuniary penalty.

Seneca
Total votes: 20

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 21

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

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 32

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: 18

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 24

One of the problems that the marijuana reform movement consistently faces is that everyone wants to talk about what marijuana does, but no one ever wants to look at what marijuana prohibition does. Marijuana never kicks down your door in the middle of the night. Marijuana never locks up sick and dying people, does not suppress medical research, does not peek in bedroom windows.

Richard Cowan
Total votes: 23

So justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 23

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 20

Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton.

Dan Duva
Total votes: 29

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 17

Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached.

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 21

We have our own system, ... and journalists in our system are not put in prison for embarrassing the government by revealing things the government might not wish to have revealed. The important thing is that our system, under which journalists can write without fear or favor, should continue.

Chris Patten
Total votes: 26

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

Henry Thomas Buckle
Total votes: 28

Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 26

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 22

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

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 28

The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget.

Mitchell Burgess
Total votes: 21

I have paid no poll-tax for six years. I was put into a jail once on this account, for one night; and, as I stood considering the walls of solid stone, I could not help being struck with the foolishness of that institution which treated me as if I were mere flesh and blood and bones, to be locked up...I saw that, if there was a wall of stone between me and my townsmen, there was a still more difficult one to climb or break through, before they could get to be as free as I was.

Henry David Thoreau
Total votes: 18

It is hard, but it is excellent, to find the right knowledge of when correction is necessary and when grace doth most avail.

Sir Philip Sidney
Total votes: 16