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Prison Quotes

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: 41

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

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 31

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

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 20

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 30


We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 27

We who live in prison, and in whose lives there is no event but sorrow, have to measure time by throbs of pain, and the record of bitter moments.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 31

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 38

We are prisoners of ideas.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 33

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 26

It is hard, but it is excellent, to find the right knowledge of when correction is necessary and when grace doth most avail.

Sir Philip Sidney
Total votes: 23

Reality becomes a prison to those who can’t get out of it.

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 30

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 31

Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 30

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 27

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: 34

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.

Winston Churchill
Total votes: 34

A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion.

George Washington
Total votes: 22

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

Jerry Brown
Total votes: 28

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

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 36

Oh who is that young sinner with the handcuffs on his wrist? And what has he been after that they groan and shake their fists? And wherefore is he wearing such a conscience-stricken air? Oh they're taking him to prison for the colour of his hair.

A. E. Housman
Total votes: 39

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 35

Do not lay on the multitude the blame that is due to a few.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 35

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 33

While we have prisons it matters little which of us occupy the cells.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 34

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

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 29