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Prison Quotes

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

Denis Healey
Total votes: 38

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 38

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 26

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 36

A just chastisement may benefit a man, though it seldom does; but an unjust one changes all his blood to gall.

Ouida (pseudonym of Marie Louise de la Ramee)
Total votes: 24

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton
Total votes: 41

I existed in a world that never is - the prison of the mind.

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 44

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 24

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 23

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

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 29

Punishment, that is the justice for the unjust.
 

Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)
Total votes: 47

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

Titus Livy
Total votes: 25

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 33

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

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 29

To be at peace in crime! Ah, who can thus flatter himself.

Voltaire
Total votes: 30

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: 36

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

Dan Duva
Total votes: 41

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

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 39

Justice is that virtue of the soul which is distributive according to desert.

Aristotle
Total votes: 35

In prisons, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.

Eldridge Cleaver
Total votes: 31

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: 26

No matter how you seem to fatten on a crime, that can never be good for the bee which is bad for the hive.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 28

There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals.

Ramsey Clark
Total votes: 38

There are dreadful punishments enacted against thieves; but it were much better to make such good provisions, by which every man might be put in a method how to live, and so to be preserved from the fatal necessity of stealing and dying for it.

Thomas Moore
Total votes: 44

I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.

Aeschylus
Total votes: 32