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Prison Quotes

No man survives when freedom fails. The best men rot in filthy jails, and those who cry 'appease, appease' are hanged by those they tried to please.

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 37

Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 41

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

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 40


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 65

Virtue pardons the wicked, as the sandal-tree perfumes the axe which strikes it.

Moslih Eddin
Total votes: 55

If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.

John Locke
Total votes: 33

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: 66


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: 56

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 39

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 98

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: 73

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

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 55

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 48

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 65

Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass, Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit; But life, being weary of these worldly bars, Never lacks power to dismiss itself.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 58

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

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 34

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

Epictetus
Total votes: 29

Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: “It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.”

Father James Keller
Total votes: 44

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 35

While we have prisons it matters little which of us occupy the cells.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 59

In prison, you get the chance to see who really loves you.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 42

If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking…is freedom.

Dwight David Eisenhower
Total votes: 45

To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 49

We are prisoners of ideas.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 44

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.

Earl Warren
Total votes: 51