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Prison Quotes

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

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 62

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: 47

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 39


Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 36


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
Total votes: 43

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: 55

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

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 58

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
Total votes: 77

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

It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship.

Corazon Aquino
Total votes: 81

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Total votes: 108

The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget.

Mitchell Burgess
Total votes: 43

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 47

If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst!

James Connolly
Total votes: 36

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

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 41

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

Jerry Brown
Total votes: 46

The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison walls.

Denis Healey
Total votes: 101

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 83

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

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 50

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 44


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: 61

By noiselessly going to a prison a civil-resister ensures a calm atmosphere.

Gandhi
Total votes: 45

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 52

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 43

I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator.

Mary Harris Jones
Total votes: 85