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Prison Quotes

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

Aeschylus
Total votes: 12

Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 9

Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 13

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

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 7

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: 14

One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem upon another.

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
Total votes: 17

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 10

The public have more interest in the punishment of an injury than he who receives it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 12

He was a first-time nonviolent possible offender, ... And under the mandatory minimums, he was put in prison for 15 years. Not only does the punishment not fit the crime, but the mandatory minimums don't give judges any discretion to look at the background of the case, to read into the specifics of the case. I don't know a judge who really is in favor of the mandatory minimums.

Carly Simon
Total votes: 10

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 24

Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 12

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards, as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Total votes: 14

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
You voted 2. Total votes: 14

I never saw a man who looked With such a wistful eye Upon that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 16

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 13

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 13

To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 19

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

George Washington
Total votes: 8

Do not lay on the multitude the blame that is due to a few.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 12

The only difference between me and my fellow actors is that I've spent more time in jail.

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 10

Definition, rationality, and structure are ways of seeing, but they become prisons when they blank out other ways of seeing.

A. R. Ammons
Total votes: 10

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

Clarence S. Darrow
You voted 5. Total votes: 8

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

Mario Vargas Llosa
Total votes: 10

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: 17

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 19