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Prison Quotes

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: 14

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

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 16

Prison makes you a better judge of character. You pick up on people much faster.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 15

It is hard, but it is excellent, to find the right knowledge of when correction is necessary and when grace doth most avail.

Sir Philip Sidney
Total votes: 7

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

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 13

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: 19

Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.

Germaine Greer
Total votes: 16

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.

Winston Churchill
Total votes: 10

Let us remember that justice must be observed even to the lowest.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 20

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: 15

Crime is a logical extension of the sort of behavior that often [is] considered perfectly respectable in legitimate business.

Robert Rice
Total votes: 15

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: 13

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

Titus Livy
Total votes: 15

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 12

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 18

I never saw a man who looked With such a wistful eye Upon that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 17

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 21

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

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
Total votes: 17

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 11

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 17

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 14

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 13

It is impossible to go through life without trust: That is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.

Graham Greene
Total votes: 17

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 7

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 13