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Prison Quotes

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

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 14

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 26

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
Total votes: 35

Society has used the juvenile courts to create a caste system where there are throw-away people.
~James Bell

James Bell
Total votes: 21

To trial bring her stolen charms, and let her prison be my arms.

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 29

The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.

David Herbert Lawrence
Total votes: 20

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

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 29

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

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 25

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 28

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: 23

A country is in a bad state, which is governed only by laws; because a thousand things occur for which laws cannot provide, and where authority ought to interpose.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 25

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

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 25

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 19

To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 28

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

Mitchell Burgess
Total votes: 21

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 33

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: 61

The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and 'mangled mind' leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.

Elizabeth Drew
Total votes: 30

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

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 22

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 28

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: 23

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 27

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: 27

The number of laws is constantly growing in all countries and, owing to this, what is called crime is very often not a crime at all, for it contains no element of violence or harm.

P. D. Ouspensky
Total votes: 21

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 24