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Prison Quotes

On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War.

Michael Badnarik
Total votes: 72

There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison.

William Glasser
Total votes: 49

You utter a vow, or forge a signature, and you may find yourself bound for life to a monastery, a woman, or prison.

Bronislaw Malinowski
Total votes: 81

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

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 46

No obligation to justice does force a man to be cruel, or to use the sharpest sentence.

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 96

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 72

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 50

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

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
Total votes: 87

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
You voted 1. Total votes: 51

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 53

They took away my money, my family, and my security. Why couldn't they destroy my ideas? We will question them in court tomorrow as we trigger The Revolution of all revolutions!

Jordan Couch
Total votes: 58

It was only when I lay there on the rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not between states nor between social classes nor between political parties, but right through every human heart, through all human hearts. And that is why I turn back to the years of my imprisonment and say, sometimes to the astonishment of those about me, bless you, prison, for having been a part of my life.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 63

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 93

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

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 71

Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 68

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 48

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

Seneca
Total votes: 51

Prosecution I have managed to avoid; but I have been arrested, charged in a police court, have refused to be bound over, and thereupon have been unconditionally released - to my great regret; for I have always wanted to know what going to prison was like.

Laurence Housman
Total votes: 52

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

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 52

Virtue pardons the wicked, as the sandal-tree perfumes the axe which strikes it.

Moslih Eddin
Total votes: 67

You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 43

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: 99

Justice is that virtue of the soul which is distributive according to desert.

Aristotle
Total votes: 76

No written law has been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 59

When it comes to freedom, we are but prisoners of our own desires.

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 49