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Prison Quotes

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

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 52

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: 54

Wicked deeds are generally done, even with impunity, for the mere desire of occupation.

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 46

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

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 76

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

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 47

The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable.
 

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 110

The uneven impact of actual enforcement measures tends to mirror and reinforce more general patterns of discrimination (along socioeconomic, racial and ethnic, sexual, and perhaps generational lines) within the society. As a consequence, such enforcement (ineffective as it may be in producing conformity) almost certainly reinforces feelings of alienation already prevalent within major segments of the population.

Edwin M. Schur
Total votes: 50

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: 47

Punishment, that is the justice for the unjust.
 

Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)
Total votes: 89

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 46

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 52

Prisons don't rehabilitate, they don't punish, they don't protect, so what the hell do they do?

Jerry Brown
Total votes: 53


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
Total votes: 50

What restrains us from killing is partly fear of punishment, partly moral scruple, and partly what may be described as a sense of humor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 100

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 69

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 45

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

Clarence S. Darrow
Total votes: 96

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Total votes: 63

There is no greater punishment of wickedness that that it is dissatisfied with itself and its deeds.

Seneca
Total votes: 60

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 96

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 49

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 43

When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist. When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat. When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist. When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.

Reverend Martin Niemoeller
Total votes: 56

If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place, we find that it has one of the highest levels of young men going to prison and also among the highest levels of illiteracy in the country.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 53

If you share the crime of your friend, you make it your own.

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 78