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Prison Quotes

When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.

George Santayana
Total votes: 36

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: 33

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

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 39

I just remember that disturbing feeling of walking into that prison, the complete loss of privacy, the complete loss of stimulation, dignity.

Cybill Shepherd
Total votes: 34

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

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 43

Every instance of a man's suffering the penalty of the law is an instance of the failure of that penalty in effecting its purpose, which is to deter.

Archbishop Richard Whately
Total votes: 55

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

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 43

We're in a war. People who blast some pot on a casual basis are guilty of treason.

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 41

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 26

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

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 42

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

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 44


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
Total votes: 29

We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.

Lech Walesa
Total votes: 40

Justice is that virtue of the soul which is distributive according to desert.

Aristotle
Total votes: 46

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 30

Wherever any one is against his will, that is to him a prison.

Epictetus
Total votes: 24

Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 43

Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline.

Michel Foucault
Total votes: 28

There are dreadful punishments enacted against thieves; but it were much better to make such good provisions, by which every man might be put in a method how to live, and so to be preserved from the fatal necessity of stealing and dying for it.

Thomas Moore
Total votes: 68

Punishment, that is the justice for the unjust.
 

Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)
Total votes: 57

The only difference between me and my fellow actors is that I've spent more time in jail.

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 29

I don't like being famous - it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse.

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 46

The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and 'mangled mind' leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.

Elizabeth Drew
Total votes: 42

One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 37

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: 28