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Prison Quotes

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: 16

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: 17

We are prisoners of ideas.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 23

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

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 17

If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst!

James Connolly
Total votes: 14

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

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 11

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 12

The power of punishment is to silence, not to confute.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 13

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Dorothee DeLuzy
Total votes: 24

Hanging was the worst use a man could be put to.

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 20

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 20

Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a God.

Jean Rostand
Total votes: 16

Here the great art lies, to discern in what the law is to be to restraint and punishment, and in what things persuasion only is to work.

John Milton
Total votes: 11

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

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 11

Nor cell, nor chain, nor dungeon speaks to the murderer like the voice of solitude.

Charles Robert Maturin
Total votes: 19

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

Voltaire
Total votes: 15

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 23

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 22


Karl Menninger
Total votes: 15

No written law has been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 19

I just remember that disturbing feeling of walking into that prison, the complete loss of privacy, the complete loss of stimulation, dignity.

Cybill Shepherd
Total votes: 16

If two people fight on the street, whose fault is it? Who is the criminal? It is the government’s responsibility because the government has not educated the people to not make mistakes. The people have inadequate, incompetent education, so they make mistakes! It is such a fraud.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 17

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

Denis Healey
Total votes: 20

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: 12

I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.

Fredrich August von Hayek
Total votes: 19