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Prison Quotes

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

Epictetus
Total votes: 34

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

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 42

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 80

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 85

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

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 54

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 60

I wrote a million words in the first year, and I could never have done that outside of prison.

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 52

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 45

Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.

Peter Ustinov
Total votes: 50

If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.

John Locke
Total votes: 44

No obligation to justice does force a man to be cruel, or to use the sharpest sentence.

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 96

Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 80

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

Seneca
Total votes: 48

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

Aeschylus
Total votes: 44

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: 78

To try to raise a son from inside the prison walls is a very difficult thing. But I want to say to the world my son at 16 was the one who tried the most to get me out of prison.
~Jim Bakker

Jim Bakker
Total votes: 63

I can tell you this on a stack of Bibles: prisons are archaic, brutal, unregenerative, overcrowded hell holes where the inmates are treated like animals with absolutely not one humane thought given to what they are going to do once they are released. You're an animal in a cage and you're treated like one.

Jimmy Hoffa
Total votes: 91

The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison walls.

Denis Healey
Total votes: 115

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 64

They took away my money, my family, and my security. Why couldn't they destroy my ideas? We will question them in court tomorrow as we trigger The Revolution of all revolutions!

Jordan Couch
Total votes: 58

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

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 49

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

Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)
Total votes: 41

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Dorothee DeLuzy
Total votes: 50

There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.

Daniel Berrigan
Total votes: 49

To seek the redress of grievances by going to law, is like sheep running for shelter to a bramble bush.

Lewis W. Dilwyn
Total votes: 48