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Prison Quotes

Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 29

It is safer that a bad man should not be accused, than that he should be acquitted.

Titus Livy
You voted 4. Total votes: 27

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 37

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 23

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

Epictetus
Total votes: 23

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 33

If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows.

Paul Eldridge
Total votes: 38

So justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 33

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 24

Prison makes you a better judge of character. You pick up on people much faster.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 30

Every crime has, in the moment of its perpetration, Its own avenging angel--dark misgiving, An ominous sinking at the inmost heart.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Total votes: 25

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

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 38

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: 41

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

Seneca
Total votes: 28

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

Aristotle
You voted 1. Total votes: 39

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: 23

We have initiated programs for re-entry offenders, since some 500,000 to 600,000 offenders will come out of prison each year for the next three or four years. We want to have positive alternatives when they come back to the community.

Janet Reno
Total votes: 36

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 30

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

Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)
Total votes: 31


Most people fancy themselves innocent of those crimes of which they cannot be convicted.

Seneca
Total votes: 29

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: 42

Trial by jury itself, instead of being a security to persons who are accused, shall be a delusion, a mockery, and a snare.

Thomas Denman
Total votes: 30

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal.

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 31

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

Seneca
Total votes: 29

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

Henry Thomas Buckle
Total votes: 34