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Prison Quotes

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 44

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
You voted 3. Total votes: 69

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: 59

We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.

Lech Walesa
Total votes: 52

Those magistrates who can prevent crime, and do not, in effect encourage it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 41

The world itself is but a large prison, out of which some are daily led to execution.

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 38

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: 46

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 39

No man survives when freedom fails. The best men rot in filthy jails, and those who cry 'appease, appease' are hanged by those they tried to please.

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 40

The uneven impact of actual enforcement measures tends to mirror and reinforce more general patterns of discrimination (along socioeconomic, racial and ethnic, sexual, and perhaps generational lines) within the society. As a consequence, such enforcement (ineffective as it may be in producing conformity) almost certainly reinforces feelings of alienation already prevalent within major segments of the population.

Edwin M. Schur
Total votes: 45

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 38

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 80

They're not supposed to show prison films in prison. Especially ones that are about escaping.

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 42

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

Henry Thomas Buckle
Total votes: 38

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

Crime succeeds by sudden despatch; honest counsels gain vigor by delay.

Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)
Total votes: 36

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

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 67

We are prisoners of ideas.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
You voted 4. Total votes: 46

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
You voted 5. Total votes: 72

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: 100

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

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 62

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: 67

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

Dan Duva
Total votes: 49

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

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 57

It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations.

Jacques Yves Cousteau
You voted 1. Total votes: 31