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Prison Quotes

He had drawn many a thousand of these rations in prisons and camps, and though he'd never had an opportunity to weight them on scales, and although, being a man of timid nature, he knew no way of standing up for his rights, he, like every other prisoner, had discovered long ago that honest weight was never to be found in the bread-cutting. There was short weight in every ration. The only point was how short. So every day you took a look to soothe your soul - today, maybe, they haven't snitched any.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 63

I just remember that disturbing feeling of walking into that prison, the complete loss of privacy, the complete loss of stimulation, dignity.

Cybill Shepherd
Total votes: 46

Show me the prison, Show me the jail, Show me the prisoner whose life has gone stale. And I'll show you a young man with so many reasons why And there, but for fortune, go you or I.

Phil Ochs
Total votes: 43

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

Earl Warren
Total votes: 62

When it comes to freedom, we are but prisoners of our own desires.

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 49

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 46

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

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 77

I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.

Fredrich August von Hayek
Total votes: 88

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 48

The thoughts of a prisoner - they're not free either. They keep returning to the same things.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 52

Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 46

The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 41

Justice is that virtue of the soul which is distributive according to desert.

Aristotle
Total votes: 76

Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 80


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

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 47

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

Jack Henry Abbott
Total votes: 49

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

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 47

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: 51

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

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 86

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 46

The public have more interest in the punishment of an injury than he who receives it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 52

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

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 51

To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 58

To try to raise a son from inside the prison walls is a very difficult thing. But I want to say to the world my son at 16 was the one who tried the most to get me out of prison.
~Jim Bakker

Jim Bakker
Total votes: 61

It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.

Thomas Jefferson
Total votes: 51