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Prison Quotes

Care should be taken that the punishment does not exceed the guilt; and also that some men do not suffer for offenses for which others are not even indicted.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 37

Hanging was the worst use a man could be put to.

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 53

There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.

Daniel Berrigan
You voted 2. Total votes: 35

Well does Heaven have care that no man secures happiness by crime.

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 47

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 45

The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and 'mangled mind' leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.

Elizabeth Drew
Total votes: 55

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 39

To try to raise a son from inside the prison walls is a very difficult thing. But I want to say to the world my son at 16 was the one who tried the most to get me out of prison.
~Jim Bakker

Jim Bakker
Total votes: 41

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

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 58

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

George Washington
Total votes: 30

A man who has no excuse for a crime, is indeed defenseless!

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton
Total votes: 72

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 40

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
Total votes: 40

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

Titus Livy
Total votes: 45

Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: “It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.”

Father James Keller
Total votes: 42

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 55

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 58

Prison, dungeons, blessed places where evil is impossible because they are the crossroads of all the evil in the world. One cannot commit evil in hell.

Jean Genet
Total votes: 40

The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget.

Mitchell Burgess
Total votes: 35

He had drawn many a thousand of these rations in prisons and camps, and though he'd never had an opportunity to weight them on scales, and although, being a man of timid nature, he knew no way of standing up for his rights, he, like every other prisoner, had discovered long ago that honest weight was never to be found in the bread-cutting. There was short weight in every ration. The only point was how short. So every day you took a look to soothe your soul - today, maybe, they haven't snitched any.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 46


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

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 35

Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether.

Cyril Connolly
Total votes: 42

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

H. L. Mencken
You voted 2. Total votes: 37

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: 63

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 54