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Prison Quotes

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: 12

It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations.

Jacques Yves Cousteau
Total votes: 11


Written laws are like spiders' webs, and will, like them, only entangle and hold the poor and weak, while the rich and powerful will easily break through them.

Anacharsis
Total votes: 12

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

Horace Mann
Total votes: 17

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

Henry Thomas Buckle
Total votes: 16

Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 14

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

Jack Henry Abbott
Total votes: 12