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Prison Quotes

We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.

Lech Walesa
Total votes: 22

Punishment, that is the justice for the unjust.
 

Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)
Total votes: 33

What restrains us from killing is partly fear of punishment, partly moral scruple, and partly what may be described as a sense of humor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 28

The thoughts of a prisoner - they're not free either. They keep returning to the same things.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 19

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 17

The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison walls.

Denis Healey
Total votes: 21

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 17

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 12

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: 18

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

Charles Bukowski
Total votes: 24

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

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 13

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

Friedrich Engels
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

Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a God.

Jean Rostand
Total votes: 17

Crime succeeds by sudden despatch; honest counsels gain vigor by delay.

Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)
Total votes: 16

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 15

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: 7

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

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 16

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

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 19

If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.

John Locke
Total votes: 9

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Dorothee DeLuzy
Total votes: 24

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

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 13

The best situation of all, and one frequently utilized, is for jails and prisons to allow volunteer ministers of all faiths to enter prisons and offer their services to the inmates who want them. That way, the religious needs of inmates are met but without government funds being spent.

Kent Willis
Total votes: 20

Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.

Peter Ustinov
Total votes: 18

Oh who is that young sinner with the handcuffs on his wrist? And what has he been after that they groan and shake their fists? And wherefore is he wearing such a conscience-stricken air? Oh they're taking him to prison for the colour of his hair.

A. E. Housman
Total votes: 24