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Prison Quotes

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

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 39

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

George Washington
Total votes: 23

Every crime has, in the moment of its perpetration, Its own avenging angel--dark misgiving, An ominous sinking at the inmost heart.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Total votes: 26

I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.

Charles Bukowski
Total votes: 35

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: 32

Any punishment that does not correct, that can merely rouse rebellion in whoever has to endure it, is a piece of gratuitous infamy which makes those who impose it more guilty in the eyes of humanity, good sense and reason, nay a hundred times more guilty than the victim on whom the punishment is inflicted.

Marquis de Sade
Total votes: 26

There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals.

Ramsey Clark
Total votes: 39

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

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 40

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 23

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: 34

Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.

Germaine Greer
Total votes: 66

The number of laws is constantly growing in all countries and, owing to this, what is called crime is very often not a crime at all, for it contains no element of violence or harm.

P. D. Ouspensky
Total votes: 26

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

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 33

History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself.

Naguib Mahfouz
Total votes: 37

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 34


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

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 30

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: 45

In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 32

When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist. When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat. When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist. When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.

Reverend Martin Niemoeller
Total votes: 35

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 34

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
Total votes: 44

Women have worked hard; starved in prison; given of their time and lives that we might sit in the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.

Ellen Wilkinson
Total votes: 22

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

Moslih Eddin
Total votes: 31

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: 38

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 34