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Prison Quotes

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 28

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 27

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

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 25

Prisons don't rehabilitate, they don't punish, they don't protect, so what the hell do they do?

Jerry Brown
Total votes: 23

I never told a victim story about my imprisonment. Instead, I told a transformation story - about how prison changed my outlook, about how I saw that communication, truth, and trust are at the heart of power.

Fernando Flores
Total votes: 28

Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline.

Michel Foucault
Total votes: 21

Experts and the educated elite have replaced what worked with what sounded good. Society was far more civilized before they took over our schools, prisons, welfare programs, police departments and courts. It's high time we ran these people out of our lives and went back to common sense.

Walter E. Williams
Total votes: 31

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

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 36

The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.

David Herbert Lawrence
Total votes: 20

It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.

Mario Vargas Llosa
Total votes: 22

Prison, dungeons, blessed places where evil is impossible because they are the crossroads of all the evil in the world. One cannot commit evil in hell.

Jean Genet
Total votes: 26

We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.

Lech Walesa
Total votes: 30

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 28

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: 34

If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst!

James Connolly
Total votes: 17

I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.

Fredrich August von Hayek
Total votes: 26

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 17

Corporal punishment falls far more heavily than most weighty pecuniary penalty.

Seneca
Total votes: 21

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: 27

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

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 28

It is hard, but it is excellent, to find the right knowledge of when correction is necessary and when grace doth most avail.

Sir Philip Sidney
Total votes: 17

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

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 35

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 21

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

Earl Warren
Total votes: 33

I have been studying how I may compare this prison where I live unto the world; Shut up in the prison of their own consciences.

James Usher
You voted 4. Total votes: 23