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Prison Quotes

Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 48

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 38

He was a first-time nonviolent possible offender, ... And under the mandatory minimums, he was put in prison for 15 years. Not only does the punishment not fit the crime, but the mandatory minimums don't give judges any discretion to look at the background of the case, to read into the specifics of the case. I don't know a judge who really is in favor of the mandatory minimums.

Carly Simon
Total votes: 30

I was put into jail as I was going to the shoemaker's to get a shoe which was mended. When I was let out the next morning, I proceeded to finish my errand, and, having put on my mended shoe, joined a huckleberry party, who were impatient to put themselves under my conduct; and in half an hour -- for the horse was soon tackled -- was in the midst of a huckleberry field, on one of our highest hills, two miles off, and then the State was nowhere to be seen.

Henry David Thoreau
Total votes: 54

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 69

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

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 43

I have been studying how I may compare This prison where I live unto the world; And, for because the world is populous, And here is not a creature but myself, I cannot do it. Yet I'll hammer it out.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 57

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 56

The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.

David Herbert Lawrence
Total votes: 35

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Total votes: 100

I don't like being famous - it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse.

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 67

If two people fight on the street, whose fault is it? Who is the criminal? It is the government’s responsibility because the government has not educated the people to not make mistakes. The people have inadequate, incompetent education, so they make mistakes! It is such a fraud.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 36

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

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 48

There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.

Daniel Berrigan
Total votes: 39

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 43

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Dorothee DeLuzy
Total votes: 40

We have initiated programs for re-entry offenders, since some 500,000 to 600,000 offenders will come out of prison each year for the next three or four years. We want to have positive alternatives when they come back to the community.

Janet Reno
Total votes: 46

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 87

No written law has been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 40


Karl Menninger
Total votes: 43

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

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 34

Show me the prison, Show me the jail, Show me the prisoner whose life has gone stale. And I'll show you a young man with so many reasons why And there, but for fortune, go you or I.

Phil Ochs
Total votes: 29

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

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 62

Prisons don't rehabilitate, they don't punish, they don't protect, so what the hell do they do?

Jerry Brown
Total votes: 40

If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking…is freedom.

Dwight David Eisenhower
Total votes: 45