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Prison Quotes

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 58

We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.

Lech Walesa
Total votes: 57

When is conduct a crime, and when is a crime not a crime? When Somebody Up There -- a monarch, a dictator, a Pope, a legislator -- so decrees.

Jessica Mitford
Total votes: 52

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 49

They took away my money, my family, and my security. Why couldn't they destroy my ideas? We will question them in court tomorrow as we trigger The Revolution of all revolutions!

Jordan Couch
Total votes: 59

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: 79

When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.

George Santayana
Total votes: 43

One of the problems that the marijuana reform movement consistently faces is that everyone wants to talk about what marijuana does, but no one ever wants to look at what marijuana prohibition does. Marijuana never kicks down your door in the middle of the night. Marijuana never locks up sick and dying people, does not suppress medical research, does not peek in bedroom windows.

Richard Cowan
Total votes: 102

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: 38

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: 54

Well, I don't think prisons are the answer to everything, obviously.

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 43

I never saw a man who looked With such a wistful eye Upon that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 74

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 53

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 64

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: 52

The only difference between me and my fellow actors is that I've spent more time in jail.

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 55

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: 47

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 54

You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 43

Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 55

Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: “It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.”

Father James Keller
Total votes: 54

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 60

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

Eldridge Cleaver
Total votes: 43

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 87

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
Total votes: 51