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Prison Quotes

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

Dan Duva
Total votes: 41

The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.

Clarence S. Darrow
Total votes: 28

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

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 30

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Dorothee DeLuzy
Total votes: 34

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

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 30

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 25

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: 27

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 25

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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Total votes: 27

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: 38

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

Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)
Total votes: 30

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 24

Forgiveness, that noblest of all self-denial, is a virtue which he alone who can practise in himself can willingly believe in another.

Charles Caleb Colton
Total votes: 29

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

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 32

To seek the redress of grievances by going to law, is like sheep running for shelter to a bramble bush.

Lewis W. Dilwyn
Total votes: 31

Prison, dungeons, blessed places where evil is impossible because they are the crossroads of all the evil in the world. One cannot commit evil in hell.

Jean Genet
Total votes: 32

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

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 31

In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes.

Geoffrey Fisher
Total votes: 26


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
Total votes: 25

The worst prison is not of stone. It is of a throbbing heart, outraged by an infamous life.

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 35

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 33

It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.

Thomas Jefferson
Total votes: 32

I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator.

Mary Harris Jones
Total votes: 34

Prison makes you a better judge of character. You pick up on people much faster.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 30

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 32