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Prison Quotes

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 39

To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 35

When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.

Mike Tyson
Total votes: 33

Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 33

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 30

It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship.

Corazon Aquino
Total votes: 43

Crime succeeds by sudden despatch; honest counsels gain vigor by delay.

Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)
Total votes: 30

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: 34

The guilt of enforced crimes lies on those who impose them.

Seneca
Total votes: 30

Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass, Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit; But life, being weary of these worldly bars, Never lacks power to dismiss itself.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 40

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

Bertrand Russell
Total votes: 36

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

Aeschylus
Total votes: 32

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 26

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 30

If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows.

Paul Eldridge
Total votes: 34

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
Total votes: 40

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

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 32

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: 40

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 36

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: 35

It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their own kind.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 37

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 36

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
Total votes: 25

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

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 23

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

John Locke
Total votes: 19