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Prison Quotes

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal.

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 16

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: 8

The worst of prison life, he thought, was not being able to close his door.

Stendhal (pseudonym Henri Beyle)
Total votes: 13

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 10

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: 12

A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion.

George Washington
Total votes: 8

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: 15

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 11

There's no greater threat to our independence, to our cherished freedoms and personal liberties than the continual, relentless injection of these insidious poisons into our system. We must decide whether we cherish independence from drugs, without which there is no freedom.

William Von Raab
Total votes: 13

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

Seneca
Total votes: 11

If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows.

Paul Eldridge
Total votes: 14

I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.

Aeschylus
Total votes: 12

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

Denis Healey
Total votes: 13

Steal goods and you’ll go to prison, steal lands and you are a king.

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 15

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 11

Crime is a logical extension of the sort of behavior that often [is] considered perfectly respectable in legitimate business.

Robert Rice
Total votes: 15

By noiselessly going to a prison a civil-resister ensures a calm atmosphere.

Gandhi
You voted 1. Total votes: 15

There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals.

Ramsey Clark
Total votes: 17

It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.

Mario Vargas Llosa
Total votes: 11

The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget.

Mitchell Burgess
Total votes: 12

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
Total votes: 10

Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.

Tim Allen
Total votes: 10

Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 14

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 9

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: 6