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Prison Quotes

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

Denis Healey
Total votes: 13

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

Seneca
Total votes: 16

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: 11

If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking…is freedom.

Dwight David Eisenhower
You voted 2. Total votes: 13

Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 14

He had drawn many a thousand of these rations in prisons and camps, and though he'd never had an opportunity to weight them on scales, and although, being a man of timid nature, he knew no way of standing up for his rights, he, like every other prisoner, had discovered long ago that honest weight was never to be found in the bread-cutting. There was short weight in every ration. The only point was how short. So every day you took a look to soothe your soul - today, maybe, they haven't snitched any.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 11

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

Mario Vargas Llosa
Total votes: 10

Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.

Frederick Langbridge
You voted 1. Total votes: 22

When it comes to freedom, we are but prisoners of our own desires.

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 11

The only difference between me and my fellow actors is that I've spent more time in jail.

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 10

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 9

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

Titus Livy
Total votes: 11

The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable.
 

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 20

It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.

Thomas Jefferson
Total votes: 20

If you treat prisoners well, they will be less angry, less inclined to violence inside prison, less likely to provoke violent actions by guards, less likely to have reason to file brutality lawsuits that cost taxpayers a bundle and waste administrators' time. And most important, well-treated prisoners will be less likely to leave prison angrier, more vicious and more inclined to criminal behavior than when they went in.

Frank Wood, Commissioner of Corrections, Minnesota
Total votes: 15

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

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 10

I existed in a world that never is - the prison of the mind.

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 18

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: 7

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 6

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 23

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

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 11

Wicked deeds are generally done, even with impunity, for the mere desire of occupation.

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 12

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
You voted 2. Total votes: 10

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

Punishment, that is the justice for the unjust.
 

Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)
Total votes: 22