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He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 12

Do not lay on the multitude the blame that is due to a few.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 11

Oh who is that young sinner with the handcuffs on his wrist? And what has he been after that they groan and shake their fists? And wherefore is he wearing such a conscience-stricken air? Oh they're taking him to prison for the colour of his hair.

A. E. Housman
Total votes: 16

Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 19

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 10

Those magistrates who can prevent crime, and do not, in effect encourage it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 14

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

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 10

It is impossible to go through life without trust: That is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.

Graham Greene
Total votes: 10

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 12

It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.

Thomas Jefferson
Total votes: 18

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: 12

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 15

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

George Washington
Total votes: 8

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: 17

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 13

To be in prison so long, it's difficult to remember exactly what you did to get there.

Jack Henry Abbott
Total votes: 12

Let us remember that justice must be observed even to the lowest.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 15

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

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 19

In prison, you get the chance to see who really loves you.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 12

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Total votes: 9

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 8

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 12

A country is in a bad state, which is governed only by laws; because a thousand things occur for which laws cannot provide, and where authority ought to interpose.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 11

When is conduct a crime, and when is a crime not a crime? When Somebody Up There -- a monarch, a dictator, a Pope, a legislator -- so decrees.

Jessica Mitford
Total votes: 14

Forgiveness, that noblest of all self-denial, is a virtue which he alone who can practise in himself can willingly believe in another.

Charles Caleb Colton
Total votes: 11