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Prison Quotes

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 24

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

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 18

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

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 34

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle
Total votes: 31

They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!

Nellie Bly
Total votes: 33

One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 35

I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.

Charles Bukowski
Total votes: 34


Written laws are like spiders' webs, and will, like them, only entangle and hold the poor and weak, while the rich and powerful will easily break through them.

Anacharsis
Total votes: 28

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

Henry Thomas Buckle
Total votes: 33

Governments have tried to stop crime through punishment throughout the ages, but crime continued in the past punishment remains. Crime can only be stopped through a preventive approach in the schools. You teach the students Transcendental Meditation, and right away they’ll begin using their full brain physiology sensible and they will not get sidetracked into wrong things.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 31

Experts and the educated elite have replaced what worked with what sounded good. Society was far more civilized before they took over our schools, prisons, welfare programs, police departments and courts. It's high time we ran these people out of our lives and went back to common sense.

Walter E. Williams
Total votes: 41

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 20

It is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 23

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 29


Whatever is worthy to be loved for anything is worthy of preservation. A wise and dispassionate legislator, if any such should ever arise among men, will not condemn to death him who has done or is likely to do more service than injury to society. Blocks and gibbets are the nearest objects with legislators, and their business is never with hopes or with virtues.

Walter Savage Landor
Total votes: 31

Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 32

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: 33

You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 26

Wicked deeds are generally done, even with impunity, for the mere desire of occupation.

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 32

The thoughts of a prisoner - they're not free either. They keep returning to the same things.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 31

To make punishments efficacious, two things are necessary. They must never be disproportioned to the offence, and they must be certain.

William Gilmore Simms
Total votes: 31

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 34

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: 37

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 27

I have been studying how I may compare this prison where I live unto the world; Shut up in the prison of their own consciences.

James Usher
Total votes: 30