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Prison Quotes

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

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 42

I never told a victim story about my imprisonment. Instead, I told a transformation story - about how prison changed my outlook, about how I saw that communication, truth, and trust are at the heart of power.

Fernando Flores
Total votes: 41

Crime is a logical extension of the sort of behavior that often [is] considered perfectly respectable in legitimate business.

Robert Rice
Total votes: 36

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

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 48

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: 37

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

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 43

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

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 35

Hanging was the worst use a man could be put to.

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 45

Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass, Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit; But life, being weary of these worldly bars, Never lacks power to dismiss itself.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 54

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

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 41

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.

Calvin Coolidge
Total votes: 42

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

Bertrand Russell
Total votes: 38

The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.

Clarence S. Darrow
Total votes: 54

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 52

Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 32

You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 30

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 63

The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and 'mangled mind' leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.

Elizabeth Drew
Total votes: 45

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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Total votes: 35

It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.

Mario Vargas Llosa
Total votes: 31

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 33


Federal prison, if you get any of it, you're going to have to do 85% of it. And the reason why I called it that is because I had a friend who got sent to the federal joint and his whole... it wasn't about him being in jail. He cried about the 85%.

Mike Epps
Total votes: 35

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 48

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 52

I know not whether laws be right, or whether laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like a year, a year whose days are long.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 40