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Prison Quotes

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Total votes: 46

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

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 40

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

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 57

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 52

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

Charles Robert Maturin
Total votes: 44

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

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 41

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: 44

One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 43

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 64

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle
Total votes: 42

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 80

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: 62

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: 69

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

Titus Livy
Total votes: 64

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 44

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 47

To try to raise a son from inside the prison walls is a very difficult thing. But I want to say to the world my son at 16 was the one who tried the most to get me out of prison.
~Jim Bakker

Jim Bakker
Total votes: 50

If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows.

Paul Eldridge
Total votes: 66

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.

Seneca
Total votes: 47

It is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 40

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: 63

Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. That is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America.

Warren E. Burger
Total votes: 76

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: 46

It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their own kind.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 72

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 46