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Prison Quotes

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

Titus Livy
You voted 1. Total votes: 45

There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison.

William Glasser
Total votes: 36

I was in prison, and you came unto me. Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
~(Jesus Christ) Matthew 25:36, 40

(Jesus Christ) Matthew 25:36, 40
Total votes: 41

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle
Total votes: 38

I don't like being famous - it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse.

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 59

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 32

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 50

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 56

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

Epictetus
Total votes: 26

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 52

If it's near dinner-time, the foreman takes out his watch when the jury has retired, and says: "Dear me, gentlemen, ten minutes to five, I declare! I dine at five, gentlemen." "So do I," says everybody else, except two men who ought to have dined at three and seem more than half disposed to stand out in consequence. The foreman smiles, and puts up his watch:--"Well, gentlemen, what do we say, plaintiff or defendant, gentlemen?

Charles Dickens
Total votes: 30

I can tell you this on a stack of Bibles: prisons are archaic, brutal, unregenerative, overcrowded hell holes where the inmates are treated like animals with absolutely not one humane thought given to what they are going to do once they are released. You're an animal in a cage and you're treated like one.

Jimmy Hoffa
Total votes: 73

When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.

Mike Tyson
Total votes: 57

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
You voted 4. Total votes: 62

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 56

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 38

Every instance of a man's suffering the penalty of the law is an instance of the failure of that penalty in effecting its purpose, which is to deter.

Archbishop Richard Whately
Total votes: 58

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
You voted 5. Total votes: 29

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 56

The world itself is but a large prison, out of which some are daily led to execution.

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 30

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

Clarence S. Darrow
Total votes: 66


Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 32

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: 62

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 52

Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline.

Michel Foucault
You voted 4. Total votes: 35