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Prison Quotes

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

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 25

They took away my money, my family, and my security. Why couldn't they destroy my ideas? We will question them in court tomorrow as we trigger The Revolution of all revolutions!

Jordan Couch
Total votes: 24

What restrains us from killing is partly fear of punishment, partly moral scruple, and partly what may be described as a sense of humor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 27

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

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 14

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

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 14

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 17

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 8

No written law has been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 19

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 10

I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.

Charles Bukowski
You voted 5. Total votes: 22


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 14

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.

Calvin Coolidge
Total votes: 25

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

Voltaire
Total votes: 14

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

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 13

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 15

If it's near dinner-time, the foreman takes out his watch when the jury has retired, and says: "Dear me, gentlemen, ten minutes to five, I declare! I dine at five, gentlemen." "So do I," says everybody else, except two men who ought to have dined at three and seem more than half disposed to stand out in consequence. The foreman smiles, and puts up his watch:--"Well, gentlemen, what do we say, plaintiff or defendant, gentlemen?

Charles Dickens
Total votes: 14

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

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 16

The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 15

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: 25

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 14

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 14

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

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 25

Well, I don't think prisons are the answer to everything, obviously.

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 16

We have our own system, ... and journalists in our system are not put in prison for embarrassing the government by revealing things the government might not wish to have revealed. The important thing is that our system, under which journalists can write without fear or favor, should continue.

Chris Patten
Total votes: 18

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 15