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Prison Quotes

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

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 22

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

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 16

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

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 29

No written law has been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 20

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

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 25

Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.

Tim Allen
Total votes: 14

To seek the redress of grievances by going to law, is like sheep running for shelter to a bramble bush.

Lewis W. Dilwyn
Total votes: 19

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Dorothee DeLuzy
Total votes: 24

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 19

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: 27

There's no greater threat to our independence, to our cherished freedoms and personal liberties than the continual, relentless injection of these insidious poisons into our system. We must decide whether we cherish independence from drugs, without which there is no freedom.

William Von Raab
Total votes: 20

Care should be taken that the punishment does not exceed the guilt; and also that some men do not suffer for offenses for which others are not even indicted.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 17

I don't like being famous - it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse.

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 20

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 17

In prison, you get the chance to see who really loves you.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 17

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 23


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: 16

If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.

John Locke
Total votes: 9

If you share the crime of your friend, you make it your own.

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 17

If you treat prisoners well, they will be less angry, less inclined to violence inside prison, less likely to provoke violent actions by guards, less likely to have reason to file brutality lawsuits that cost taxpayers a bundle and waste administrators' time. And most important, well-treated prisoners will be less likely to leave prison angrier, more vicious and more inclined to criminal behavior than when they went in.

Frank Wood, Commissioner of Corrections, Minnesota
Total votes: 21

It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations.

Jacques Yves Cousteau
Total votes: 16

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

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 13

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 16

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: 15

The worst prison is not of stone. It is of a throbbing heart, outraged by an infamous life.

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 20