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Prison Quotes

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

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 15

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

Seneca
Total votes: 16

Fast closed with double grills And triple gates–the cell To wicked souls is hell; But to a mind that's innocent 'Tis only iron, wood and stone.

Paul Pelisson Fontanier
Total votes: 16

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: 13

Any punishment that does not correct, that can merely rouse rebellion in whoever has to endure it, is a piece of gratuitous infamy which makes those who impose it more guilty in the eyes of humanity, good sense and reason, nay a hundred times more guilty than the victim on whom the punishment is inflicted.

Marquis de Sade
Total votes: 9

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 9

If it's near dinner-time, the foreman takes out his watch when the jury has retired, and says: "Dear me, gentlemen, ten minutes to five, I declare! I dine at five, gentlemen." "So do I," says everybody else, except two men who ought to have dined at three and seem more than half disposed to stand out in consequence. The foreman smiles, and puts up his watch:--"Well, gentlemen, what do we say, plaintiff or defendant, gentlemen?

Charles Dickens
Total votes: 11

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 10

Fear can be like a prison. It is, however, a self made prison. Many are imprisoned by fear. No one else can liberate them from this prison. Others may inspire them but they must liberate themselves.

Mr. Prophet
Total votes: 19

One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem upon another.

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
Total votes: 17

To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 19

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes to society.

Daniel Webster
Total votes: 15


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

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 11

No man survives when freedom fails. The best men rot in filthy jails, and those who cry 'appease, appease' are hanged by those they tried to please.

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 15

Well does Heaven have care that no man secures happiness by crime.

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 21

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: 13

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

Denis Healey
Total votes: 13

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: 13

We're in a war. People who blast some pot on a casual basis are guilty of treason.

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 9

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

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 10


Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 11

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 6

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

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 12

One of the problems that the marijuana reform movement consistently faces is that everyone wants to talk about what marijuana does, but no one ever wants to look at what marijuana prohibition does. Marijuana never kicks down your door in the middle of the night. Marijuana never locks up sick and dying people, does not suppress medical research, does not peek in bedroom windows.

Richard Cowan
Total votes: 11

To trial bring her stolen charms, and let her prison be my arms.

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 14