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Prison Quotes

Wherever any one is against his will, that is to him a prison.

Epictetus
Total votes: 17

We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.

Lech Walesa
Total votes: 27

The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.

Clarence S. Darrow
Total votes: 17

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

Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)
Total votes: 23

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 24

If you share the crime of your friend, you make it your own.

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 20

Virtue pardons the wicked, as the sandal-tree perfumes the axe which strikes it.

Moslih Eddin
Total votes: 19

We're in a war. People who blast some pot on a casual basis are guilty of treason.

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 21

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 24

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

Charles Bukowski
Total votes: 29

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.

Attributed to Fyodor Dostoevsky (Unverfied)
Total votes: 28

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.

Earl Warren
Total votes: 32

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: 23

It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their own kind.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 25

I have paid no poll-tax for six years. I was put into a jail once on this account, for one night; and, as I stood considering the walls of solid stone, I could not help being struck with the foolishness of that institution which treated me as if I were mere flesh and blood and bones, to be locked up...I saw that, if there was a wall of stone between me and my townsmen, there was a still more difficult one to climb or break through, before they could get to be as free as I was.

Henry David Thoreau
Total votes: 19

It becomes not a law-maker to be a law-breaker.

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 21

Women have worked hard; starved in prison; given of their time and lives that we might sit in the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.

Ellen Wilkinson
Total votes: 14

I never told a victim story about my imprisonment. Instead, I told a transformation story - about how prison changed my outlook, about how I saw that communication, truth, and trust are at the heart of power.

Fernando Flores
Total votes: 26

Corporal punishment falls far more heavily than most weighty pecuniary penalty.

Seneca
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: 17

There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.

Daniel Berrigan
Total votes: 20

To be in prison so long, it's difficult to remember exactly what you did to get there.

Jack Henry Abbott
Total votes: 24

Care should be taken that the punishment does not exceed the guilt; and also that some men do not suffer for offenses for which others are not even indicted.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 20

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
Total votes: 34

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 20