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Prison Quotes

In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes.

Geoffrey Fisher
Total votes: 49

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 44

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 33

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 40

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

Titus Livy
Total votes: 65

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 41

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 81

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: 47


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

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 41

One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 47

Wherever any one is against his will, that is to him a prison.

Epictetus
Total votes: 32

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
You voted 2. Total votes: 54

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.

Earl Warren
Total votes: 58

The only effect of public punishment is to show the rabble how bravely it can be borne; and that every one who hath lost a toe-nail hath suffered worse.

Walter Savage Landor
Total votes: 49

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 49

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 71

The worst of prison life, he thought, was not being able to close his door.

Stendhal (pseudonym Henri Beyle)
Total votes: 77

Prison makes you a better judge of character. You pick up on people much faster.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 52

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

Mary Wollstonecraft
Total votes: 68

I know not whether laws be right, or whether laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like a year, a year whose days are long.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 69

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 74

They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!

Nellie Bly
Total votes: 47

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: 76

To seek the redress of grievances by going to law, is like sheep running for shelter to a bramble bush.

Lewis W. Dilwyn
Total votes: 41

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

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 47