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Prison Quotes

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

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 28

On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break.

Robert Anton Wilson
Total votes: 32

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

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 41

Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether.

Cyril Connolly
Total votes: 44

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

Horace Mann
Total votes: 36


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
Total votes: 40

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 43

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 87

Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 51

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 39

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

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 54

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 36

The number of laws is constantly growing in all countries and, owing to this, what is called crime is very often not a crime at all, for it contains no element of violence or harm.

P. D. Ouspensky
Total votes: 35

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

Mary Wollstonecraft
Total votes: 62

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

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 60

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

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 56

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 38

If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place, we find that it has one of the highest levels of young men going to prison and also among the highest levels of illiteracy in the country.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 42

Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton.

Dan Duva
Total votes: 46

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 28

The best situation of all, and one frequently utilized, is for jails and prisons to allow volunteer ministers of all faiths to enter prisons and offer their services to the inmates who want them. That way, the religious needs of inmates are met but without government funds being spent.

Kent Willis
Total votes: 43

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

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 50

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

Epictetus
Total votes: 29

Crime succeeds by sudden despatch; honest counsels gain vigor by delay.

Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)
Total votes: 34