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Prison Quotes

Law is merely the expression of the will of the strongest for the time being, and therefore laws have no fixity, but shift from generation to generation.

Henry Brooks Adams
Total votes: 52

They're not supposed to show prison films in prison. Especially ones that are about escaping.

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 49

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

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 54

Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 68

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

Seneca
Total votes: 51

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 47

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 88

Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether.

Cyril Connolly
Total votes: 56

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 47

There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.

Daniel Berrigan
Total votes: 49

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

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 78

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

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 65

Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. That is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America.

Warren E. Burger
Total votes: 84

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 60

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: 56

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: 72

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 50

He had drawn many a thousand of these rations in prisons and camps, and though he'd never had an opportunity to weight them on scales, and although, being a man of timid nature, he knew no way of standing up for his rights, he, like every other prisoner, had discovered long ago that honest weight was never to be found in the bread-cutting. There was short weight in every ration. The only point was how short. So every day you took a look to soothe your soul - today, maybe, they haven't snitched any.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 63

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 78

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

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 80

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: 111

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 45

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: 78

Here the great art lies, to discern in what the law is to be to restraint and punishment, and in what things persuasion only is to work.

John Milton
Total votes: 68

The object of punishment is prevention from evil; it never can be made impulsive to good.

Horace Mann
Total votes: 47