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Prison Quotes

One of the problems that the marijuana reform movement consistently faces is that everyone wants to talk about what marijuana does, but no one ever wants to look at what marijuana prohibition does. Marijuana never kicks down your door in the middle of the night. Marijuana never locks up sick and dying people, does not suppress medical research, does not peek in bedroom windows.

Richard Cowan
Total votes: 99

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 50

Nor cell, nor chain, nor dungeon speaks to the murderer like the voice of solitude.

Charles Robert Maturin
Total votes: 49

You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 43

A man who has no excuse for a crime, is indeed defenseless!

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton
Total votes: 104

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 49

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 79

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

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 43

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

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 69

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 74

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 70

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: 51

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: 84


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: 51

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

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 57

Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached.

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 73

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

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 88

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 76

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 45

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 52

I wrote a million words in the first year, and I could never have done that outside of prison.

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 52

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 54

The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison walls.

Denis Healey
Total votes: 115

Let us remember that justice must be observed even to the lowest.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 80

The guilt of enforced crimes lies on those who impose them.

Seneca
Total votes: 56