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Prison Quotes

I just remember that disturbing feeling of walking into that prison, the complete loss of privacy, the complete loss of stimulation, dignity.

Cybill Shepherd
Total votes: 12

By noiselessly going to a prison a civil-resister ensures a calm atmosphere.

Gandhi
Total votes: 16

There are dreadful punishments enacted against thieves; but it were much better to make such good provisions, by which every man might be put in a method how to live, and so to be preserved from the fatal necessity of stealing and dying for it.

Thomas Moore
Total votes: 14

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: 18

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

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 19

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: 9

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

Earl Warren
Total votes: 13

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 14

To trial bring her stolen charms, and let her prison be my arms.

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 15

If two people fight on the street, whose fault is it? Who is the criminal? It is the government’s responsibility because the government has not educated the people to not make mistakes. The people have inadequate, incompetent education, so they make mistakes! It is such a fraud.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 13

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
You voted 2. Total votes: 14

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 13

I know not whether laws be right, or whether laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like a year, a year whose days are long.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 22

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: 10

Wicked deeds are generally done, even with impunity, for the mere desire of occupation.

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 14

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 21

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

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 10

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: 17

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

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 14

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: 14


Karl Menninger
Total votes: 12

I can work for the Lord in or out of prison.

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 17

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 15


We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 12

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 6