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Prison Quotes

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 18

Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 14

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: 17

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
Total votes: 19

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 14

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: 11

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
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

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 15

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 11

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 20

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

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 14

The object of punishment is prevention from evil; it never can be made impulsive to good.

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 25

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 16

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 17

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 16

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: 18

The number of laws is constantly growing in all countries and, owing to this, what is called crime is very often not a crime at all, for it contains no element of violence or harm.

P. D. Ouspensky
Total votes: 14

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: 15

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

Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)
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: 15

Those magistrates who can prevent crime, and do not, in effect encourage it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 18

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 22

Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton.

Dan Duva
Total votes: 23

A just chastisement may benefit a man, though it seldom does; but an unjust one changes all his blood to gall.

Ouida (pseudonym of Marie Louise de la Ramee)
Total votes: 10