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Prison Quotes

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: 74

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 64

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

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 68

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: 54

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.

Calvin Coolidge
Total votes: 45

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.

Winston Churchill
Total votes: 46

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

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 49

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: 46

The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.

Clarence S. Darrow
Total votes: 81


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 69

To trial bring her stolen charms, and let her prison be my arms.

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 38

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 70

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 89

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 68


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
Total votes: 41

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.

Woody Allen
Total votes: 125

America is the land of the second chance – and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.

George W. Bush
Total votes: 32

No obligation to justice does force a man to be cruel, or to use the sharpest sentence.

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 82

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.

Seneca
Total votes: 43

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

Mitchell Burgess
Total votes: 40

Reality becomes a prison to those who can’t get out of it.

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 66

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 66

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 42

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton
Total votes: 84

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

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 45