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Prison Quotes

It becomes not a law-maker to be a law-breaker.

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 49

To be in prison so long, it's difficult to remember exactly what you did to get there.

Jack Henry Abbott
Total votes: 49

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 70


Most people fancy themselves innocent of those crimes of which they cannot be convicted.

Seneca
Total votes: 67

If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place, we find that it has one of the highest levels of young men going to prison and also among the highest levels of illiteracy in the country.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 53

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 45

It is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 46

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

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 71

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

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 72

One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 55

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: 91

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

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 48

Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline.

Michel Foucault
Total votes: 45

Wicked deeds are generally done, even with impunity, for the mere desire of occupation.

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 46

A man who has no excuse for a crime, is indeed defenseless!

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton
Total votes: 104

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 45

Trial by jury itself, instead of being a security to persons who are accused, shall be a delusion, a mockery, and a snare.

Thomas Denman
Total votes: 59

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 54

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards, as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Total votes: 46

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 105

On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break.

Robert Anton Wilson
Total votes: 50

Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 68


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: 67

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

Dan Duva
Total votes: 57

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle
Total votes: 55