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Prison Quotes

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: 19

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 8

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

Jerry Brown
Total votes: 10

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.

Calvin Coolidge
Total votes: 19

One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem upon another.

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
Total votes: 17

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton
Total votes: 17

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: 11

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 14

When is conduct a crime, and when is a crime not a crime? When Somebody Up There -- a monarch, a dictator, a Pope, a legislator -- so decrees.

Jessica Mitford
Total votes: 18

The guilt of enforced crimes lies on those who impose them.

Seneca
Total votes: 14

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 14


We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 12

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 9

Women have worked hard; starved in prison; given of their time and lives that we might sit in the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.

Ellen Wilkinson
Total votes: 8

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 14

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 17

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: 13

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

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 16

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 10

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

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 24

To be in prison so long, it's difficult to remember exactly what you did to get there.

Jack Henry Abbott
Total votes: 13

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

Henry Thomas Buckle
Total votes: 19

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: 13

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

John Locke
Total votes: 6

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

Mitchell Burgess
Total votes: 12