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Prison Quotes

It is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 23

Every instance of a man's suffering the penalty of the law is an instance of the failure of that penalty in effecting its purpose, which is to deter.

Archbishop Richard Whately
Total votes: 38

Well does Heaven have care that no man secures happiness by crime.

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 40

There is no greater punishment of wickedness that that it is dissatisfied with itself and its deeds.

Seneca
Total votes: 29

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

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 28

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

Mario Vargas Llosa
Total votes: 26

When is conduct a crime, and when is a crime not a crime? When Somebody Up There -- a monarch, a dictator, a Pope, a legislator -- so decrees.

Jessica Mitford
Total votes: 35

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

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 38

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: 29

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

Epictetus
Total votes: 22

A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion.

George Washington
Total votes: 22

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: 22

They're not supposed to show prison films in prison. Especially ones that are about escaping.

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 28

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 29

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 33

Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 29

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 31

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: 28

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

Voltaire
Total votes: 29

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 29

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
Total votes: 30

Oh who is that young sinner with the handcuffs on his wrist? And what has he been after that they groan and shake their fists? And wherefore is he wearing such a conscience-stricken air? Oh they're taking him to prison for the colour of his hair.

A. E. Housman
Total votes: 37

Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment - in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 30

I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.

Aeschylus
Total votes: 32

It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.

Thomas Jefferson
Total votes: 32