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Prison Quotes

So justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 37

Faults of the head are punished in this world, those of the heart in another; but as most of our vices are compound, so also is their punishment.

Charles Caleb Colton
You voted 5. Total votes: 47

I existed in a world that never is - the prison of the mind.

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 52

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 39

Show me the prison, Show me the jail, Show me the prisoner whose life has gone stale. And I'll show you a young man with so many reasons why And there, but for fortune, go you or I.

Phil Ochs
Total votes: 27

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

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 50

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

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 68

Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 26

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 34

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

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 49

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

Seneca
Total votes: 43

The world itself is but a large prison, out of which some are daily led to execution.

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 30

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

Epictetus
Total votes: 26

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

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 43

To be at peace in crime! Ah, who can thus flatter himself.

Voltaire
Total votes: 57

Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a God.

Jean Rostand
Total votes: 38

I can tell you this on a stack of Bibles: prisons are archaic, brutal, unregenerative, overcrowded hell holes where the inmates are treated like animals with absolutely not one humane thought given to what they are going to do once they are released. You're an animal in a cage and you're treated like one.

Jimmy Hoffa
Total votes: 74

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
You voted 2. Total votes: 40


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

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 35

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 56

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle
Total votes: 40

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 57

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal.

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 39

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: 48

When it comes to freedom, we are but prisoners of our own desires.

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 31