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Prison Quotes

So justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 12

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

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 20

If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.

John Locke
Total votes: 6

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

Aeschylus
Total votes: 12

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 14

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

Gandhi
Total votes: 10

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 14

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.

Attributed to Fyodor Dostoevsky (Unverfied)
Total votes: 19

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: 7

It is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 12

Faults of the head are punished in this world, those of the heart in another; but as most of our vices are compound, so also is their punishment.

Charles Caleb Colton
Total votes: 13

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 8

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: 7

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 8

One of the problems that the marijuana reform movement consistently faces is that everyone wants to talk about what marijuana does, but no one ever wants to look at what marijuana prohibition does. Marijuana never kicks down your door in the middle of the night. Marijuana never locks up sick and dying people, does not suppress medical research, does not peek in bedroom windows.

Richard Cowan
Total votes: 11

Those magistrates who can prevent crime, and do not, in effect encourage it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 15


We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 11

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: 14

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Total votes: 13

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 16

It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.

Thomas Jefferson
Total votes: 20

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.

Woody Allen
Total votes: 8

The power of punishment is to silence, not to confute.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 10

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 10

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 12