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Prison Quotes

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 61

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

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 96

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: 83

I have been studying how I may compare This prison where I live unto the world; And, for because the world is populous, And here is not a creature but myself, I cannot do it. Yet I'll hammer it out.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 67

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: 54

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 76

Crime is a logical extension of the sort of behavior that often [is] considered perfectly respectable in legitimate business.

Robert Rice
Total votes: 53

There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison.

William Glasser
Total votes: 49

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 95

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Total votes: 119

One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 56

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 80

I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.

Charles Bukowski
Total votes: 51

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

Seneca
Total votes: 61

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

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 54

The idea that the sole aim of punishment is to prevent crime is obviously grounded upon the theory that crime can be prevented, which is almost as dubious as the notion that poverty can be prevented.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 67

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

Denis Healey
Total votes: 115

I don't like being famous - it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse.

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 85

History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself.

Naguib Mahfouz
Total votes: 73

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 45

Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether.

Cyril Connolly
Total votes: 56

Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. That is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America.

Warren E. Burger
Total votes: 84

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

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 60

The worst prison is not of stone. It is of a throbbing heart, outraged by an infamous life.

Henry Ward Beecher
You voted 4. Total votes: 57

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

Mario Vargas Llosa
Total votes: 39