MUST BE 18 OR OLDER - MUST READ TERMS OF SERVICE

Prison Quotes

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

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
Total votes: 17

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 14

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

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

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 11

Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: “It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.”

Father James Keller
Total votes: 13

I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator.

Mary Harris Jones
Total votes: 20

Prisons don't rehabilitate, they don't punish, they don't protect, so what the hell do they do?

Jerry Brown
Total votes: 7

Justice is that virtue of the soul which is distributive according to desert.

Aristotle
Total votes: 15

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 9

The public have more interest in the punishment of an injury than he who receives it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 11

I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.

Aeschylus
Total votes: 12

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

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 7


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 12

Well, I don't think prisons are the answer to everything, obviously.

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 12

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: 10

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 10

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 13

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.

Earl Warren
Total votes: 13

What restrains us from killing is partly fear of punishment, partly moral scruple, and partly what may be described as a sense of humor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 22

Nor cell, nor chain, nor dungeon speaks to the murderer like the voice of solitude.

Charles Robert Maturin
Total votes: 13

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

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 14

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: 11

So justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 12

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