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Prison Quotes

I wrote a million words in the first year, and I could never have done that outside of prison.

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 39

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

George Washington
Total votes: 27

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

Mary Wollstonecraft
Total votes: 47

The number of laws is constantly growing in all countries and, owing to this, what is called crime is very often not a crime at all, for it contains no element of violence or harm.

P. D. Ouspensky
Total votes: 28

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: 41

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

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 45

The only effect of public punishment is to show the rabble how bravely it can be borne; and that every one who hath lost a toe-nail hath suffered worse.

Walter Savage Landor
Total votes: 37

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
Total votes: 46

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

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 32

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

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 64

There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals.

Ramsey Clark
Total votes: 40

To be at peace in crime! Ah, who can thus flatter himself.

Voltaire
Total votes: 48

Fast closed with double grills And triple gates–the cell To wicked souls is hell; But to a mind that's innocent 'Tis only iron, wood and stone.

Paul Pelisson Fontanier
Total votes: 44

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

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 31

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: 42

Punishment, that is the justice for the unjust.
 

Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)
Total votes: 57

The power of punishment is to silence, not to confute.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 44

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: 33

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.

Earl Warren
Total votes: 42

Here the great art lies, to discern in what the law is to be to restraint and punishment, and in what things persuasion only is to work.

John Milton
Total votes: 45

Forgiveness, that noblest of all self-denial, is a virtue which he alone who can practise in himself can willingly believe in another.

Charles Caleb Colton
Total votes: 33

It is impossible to go through life without trust: That is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.

Graham Greene
Total votes: 50

I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.

Charles Bukowski
Total votes: 37

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 27

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: 27