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Prison Quotes

It becomes not a law-maker to be a law-breaker.

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 24

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: 18

The guilt of enforced crimes lies on those who impose them.

Seneca
Total votes: 24

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: 26

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

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 31

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal.

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 24

Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.

Peter Ustinov
Total votes: 23

Law is merely the expression of the will of the strongest for the time being, and therefore laws have no fixity, but shift from generation to generation.

Henry Brooks Adams
Total votes: 24

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
Total votes: 27

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

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 35

Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them.

Georges Bataille
Total votes: 28

There are dreadful punishments enacted against thieves; but it were much better to make such good provisions, by which every man might be put in a method how to live, and so to be preserved from the fatal necessity of stealing and dying for it.

Thomas Moore
Total votes: 29

Corporal punishment falls far more heavily than most weighty pecuniary penalty.

Seneca
Total votes: 20

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
Total votes: 26

They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!

Nellie Bly
Total votes: 28

Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 19

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: 26

Every instance of a man's suffering the penalty of the law is an instance of the failure of that penalty in effecting its purpose, which is to deter.

Archbishop Richard Whately
Total votes: 26

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: 21

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 23

Wherever any one is against his will, that is to him a prison.

Epictetus
Total votes: 17

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

Charles Bukowski
Total votes: 30

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 16

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 30

In prisons, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.

Eldridge Cleaver
Total votes: 26