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Prison Quotes

It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.

Mario Vargas Llosa
You voted 2. Total votes: 11

It is safer that a bad man should not be accused, than that he should be acquitted.

Titus Livy
You voted 1. Total votes: 15

Law is merely the expression of the will of the strongest for the time being, and therefore laws have no fixity, but shift from generation to generation.

Henry Brooks Adams
Total votes: 12

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: 15

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: 15

Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 16

Fast closed with double grills And triple gates–the cell To wicked souls is hell; But to a mind that's innocent 'Tis only iron, wood and stone.

Paul Pelisson Fontanier
Total votes: 16

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 20

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

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 24

Prosecution I have managed to avoid; but I have been arrested, charged in a police court, have refused to be bound over, and thereupon have been unconditionally released - to my great regret; for I have always wanted to know what going to prison was like.

Laurence Housman
Total votes: 21

No obligation to justice does force a man to be cruel, or to use the sharpest sentence.

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 11

When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist. When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat. When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist. When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.

Reverend Martin Niemoeller
Total votes: 18

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

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 15

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

Seneca
Total votes: 18

Steal goods and you’ll go to prison, steal lands and you are a king.

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 14

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: 15

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

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 12

America is the land of the second chance – and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.

George W. Bush
Total votes: 12

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: 12

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: 10

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

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 16

Any punishment that does not correct, that can merely rouse rebellion in whoever has to endure it, is a piece of gratuitous infamy which makes those who impose it more guilty in the eyes of humanity, good sense and reason, nay a hundred times more guilty than the victim on whom the punishment is inflicted.

Marquis de Sade
Total votes: 10

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 20

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 13

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

Henry Thomas Buckle
Total votes: 19