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Prison Quotes

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 25

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 27

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 27

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: 16

A country is in a bad state, which is governed only by laws; because a thousand things occur for which laws cannot provide, and where authority ought to interpose.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 25

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.

Seneca
Total votes: 32

I know not whether laws be right, or whether laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like a year, a year whose days are long.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 31

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 23

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: 33

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: 20

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

Epictetus
Total votes: 19

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

Titus Livy
Total votes: 21

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

Voltaire
Total votes: 23

The idea that the sole aim of punishment is to prevent crime is obviously grounded upon the theory that crime can be prevented, which is almost as dubious as the notion that poverty can be prevented.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 28

The worst prison is not of stone. It is of a throbbing heart, outraged by an infamous life.

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 29

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 27

Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached.

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 26

The object of punishment is prevention from evil; it never can be made impulsive to good.

Horace Mann
Total votes: 27

Forgiveness, that noblest of all self-denial, is a virtue which he alone who can practise in himself can willingly believe in another.

Charles Caleb Colton
Total votes: 23

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 16

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 22

Experts and the educated elite have replaced what worked with what sounded good. Society was far more civilized before they took over our schools, prisons, welfare programs, police departments and courts. It's high time we ran these people out of our lives and went back to common sense.

Walter E. Williams
Total votes: 33

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: 25

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

Seneca
Total votes: 21

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.

Gloria Steinem
You voted 3. Total votes: 25