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Prison Quotes

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: 8

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

Epictetus
Total votes: 10

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

Earl Warren
Total votes: 13

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 13

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
Total votes: 15

To trial bring her stolen charms, and let her prison be my arms.

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 14

Oh who is that young sinner with the handcuffs on his wrist? And what has he been after that they groan and shake their fists? And wherefore is he wearing such a conscience-stricken air? Oh they're taking him to prison for the colour of his hair.

A. E. Housman
Total votes: 18

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 14

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 6

They're not supposed to show prison films in prison. Especially ones that are about escaping.

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 14

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 14

Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: “It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.”

Father James Keller
Total votes: 13

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 14

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 17

They took away my money, my family, and my security. Why couldn't they destroy my ideas? We will question them in court tomorrow as we trigger The Revolution of all revolutions!

Jordan Couch
Total votes: 23

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

Denis Healey
Total votes: 13

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

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 12

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: 17

We are prisoners of ideas.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 15

When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.

George Santayana
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: 9

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: 11

The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.

David Herbert Lawrence
Total votes: 10

Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 20

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

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 11