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Prison Quotes

Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton.

Dan Duva
Total votes: 52

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

Aung San Suu Kyi
You voted 5. Total votes: 63

The worst of prison life, he thought, was not being able to close his door.

Stendhal (pseudonym Henri Beyle)
Total votes: 77

On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War.

Michael Badnarik
Total votes: 60

If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.

John Locke
Total votes: 39

In prison, you get the chance to see who really loves you.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 46

Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment - in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row.

Danny Glover
You voted 4. Total votes: 42

There's no greater threat to our independence, to our cherished freedoms and personal liberties than the continual, relentless injection of these insidious poisons into our system. We must decide whether we cherish independence from drugs, without which there is no freedom.

William Von Raab
Total votes: 51

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

Aeschylus
Total votes: 39

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
You voted 4. Total votes: 66

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 49

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 50

It is not at the table, but in prison, that you learn who your true friends are.

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 67

Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 45

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: 95

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: 31

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

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 33

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: 76

The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.

David Herbert Lawrence
Total votes: 37

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

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 89

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

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 45

In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes.

Geoffrey Fisher
Total votes: 48

Prison, dungeons, blessed places where evil is impossible because they are the crossroads of all the evil in the world. One cannot commit evil in hell.

Jean Genet
Total votes: 44

If you share the crime of your friend, you make it your own.

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
You voted 2. Total votes: 71

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
You voted 2. Total votes: 56