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Prison Quotes


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

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 11

You utter a vow, or forge a signature, and you may find yourself bound for life to a monastery, a woman, or prison.

Bronislaw Malinowski
Total votes: 11

I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.

Fredrich August von Hayek
Total votes: 14

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: 7

The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and 'mangled mind' leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.

Elizabeth Drew
Total votes: 18

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: 7

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

Gandhi
Total votes: 8

Steal goods and you’ll go to prison, steal lands and you are a king.

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 13

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: 13

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

Seneca
Total votes: 16


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
Total votes: 7

Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 15

Reality becomes a prison to those who can’t get out of it.

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 11

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 11

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 15

He was a first-time nonviolent possible offender, ... And under the mandatory minimums, he was put in prison for 15 years. Not only does the punishment not fit the crime, but the mandatory minimums don't give judges any discretion to look at the background of the case, to read into the specifics of the case. I don't know a judge who really is in favor of the mandatory minimums.

Carly Simon
Total votes: 10

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

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 10

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 10

Women have worked hard; starved in prison; given of their time and lives that we might sit in the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.

Ellen Wilkinson
Total votes: 7

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 13

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 16

While we have prisons it matters little which of us occupy the cells.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 12

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: 9

Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached.

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 11

We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business.

Will Rogers
Total votes: 11