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Prison Quotes

There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison.

William Glasser
Total votes: 49

There are dreadful punishments enacted against thieves; but it were much better to make such good provisions, by which every man might be put in a method how to live, and so to be preserved from the fatal necessity of stealing and dying for it.

Thomas Moore
Total votes: 108

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

Seneca
Total votes: 51

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 70

We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business.

Will Rogers
Total votes: 38

Those magistrates who can prevent crime, and do not, in effect encourage it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 53

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 64

Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment - in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 48

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

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 45

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: 86

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

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 43

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

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 52

A man who has no excuse for a crime, is indeed defenseless!

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton
Total votes: 104

I know not whether laws be right, or whether laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like a year, a year whose days are long.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 69

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: 44

Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass, Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit; But life, being weary of these worldly bars, Never lacks power to dismiss itself.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 64

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: 67

When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.

Mike Tyson
Total votes: 89

I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.

Charles Bukowski
Total votes: 50

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 98


Federal prison, if you get any of it, you're going to have to do 85% of it. And the reason why I called it that is because I had a friend who got sent to the federal joint and his whole... it wasn't about him being in jail. He cried about the 85%.

Mike Epps
Total votes: 67

The reformative effect of punishment is a belief that dies hard, chiefly I think, because it is so satisfying to our sadistic impulses.
 

Bertrand Russell
Total votes: 108

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: 119

Reality becomes a prison to those who can’t get out of it.

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 78

Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 48