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Prison Quotes

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 95

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 63

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 53

We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business.

Will Rogers
Total votes: 38

Whatever you think of de Sade, he was a complex figure and we should not look for easy answers with him. He was, strangely perhaps, against the death penalty, and he was never put in prison for murders or anything like that.

Philip Kaufman
Total votes: 63

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 54

While we have prisons it matters little which of us occupy the cells.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 71

And while God had work for Paul, he found him friends both in court and prison. Let persecutors send saints to prison, God can provide a keeper for their turn.

William Gurnall
Total votes: 54

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 53

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
You voted 4. Total votes: 53

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

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 118

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

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 71


We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 48

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

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 45

It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.

Thomas Jefferson
Total votes: 51

The perfection of a thing consists in its essence; there are perfect criminals, as there are men of perfect probity.

Mazo de la Roche
Total votes: 47

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: 120

Crime succeeds by sudden despatch; honest counsels gain vigor by delay.

Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)
Total votes: 41

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

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 46

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: 52

Do not lay on the multitude the blame that is due to a few.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 78

On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War.

Michael Badnarik
Total votes: 71

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

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 52

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 88

Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 65