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Prison Quotes

In prisons, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.

Eldridge Cleaver
Total votes: 32

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 41

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

Charles Bukowski
Total votes: 35

They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!

Nellie Bly
Total votes: 36

Prosecution I have managed to avoid; but I have been arrested, charged in a police court, have refused to be bound over, and thereupon have been unconditionally released - to my great regret; for I have always wanted to know what going to prison was like.

Laurence Housman
Total votes: 40

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 33

In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes.

Geoffrey Fisher
Total votes: 29

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

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 26

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 39

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 31

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 32

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 31

Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass, Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit; But life, being weary of these worldly bars, Never lacks power to dismiss itself.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 51

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: 45

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 34

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

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 38

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

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 51

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

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 36

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: 46

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Total votes: 29

Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 41

America is the land of the second chance – and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.

George W. Bush
Total votes: 28

It is safer that a bad man should not be accused, than that he should be acquitted.

Titus Livy
Total votes: 29

I have paid no poll-tax for six years. I was put into a jail once on this account, for one night; and, as I stood considering the walls of solid stone, I could not help being struck with the foolishness of that institution which treated me as if I were mere flesh and blood and bones, to be locked up...I saw that, if there was a wall of stone between me and my townsmen, there was a still more difficult one to climb or break through, before they could get to be as free as I was.

Henry David Thoreau
Total votes: 27