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Prison Quotes

If two people fight on the street, whose fault is it? Who is the criminal? It is the government’s responsibility because the government has not educated the people to not make mistakes. The people have inadequate, incompetent education, so they make mistakes! It is such a fraud.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 33

Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 34

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 52

Crime succeeds by sudden despatch; honest counsels gain vigor by delay.

Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)
Total votes: 32

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 39


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

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 34

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 33

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 37

We have our own system, ... and journalists in our system are not put in prison for embarrassing the government by revealing things the government might not wish to have revealed. The important thing is that our system, under which journalists can write without fear or favor, should continue.

Chris Patten
Total votes: 56

I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator.

Mary Harris Jones
Total votes: 62

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

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 36

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 38

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 32

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: 43

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: 28

It was only when I lay there on the rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not between states nor between social classes nor between political parties, but right through every human heart, through all human hearts. And that is why I turn back to the years of my imprisonment and say, sometimes to the astonishment of those about me, bless you, prison, for having been a part of my life.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 40

The object of punishment is prevention from evil; it never can be made impulsive to good.

Horace Mann
Total votes: 36

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 33

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.

Attributed to Fyodor Dostoevsky (Unverfied)
Total votes: 39

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: 33

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: 50

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

Bertrand Russell
Total votes: 38

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

Titus Livy
Total votes: 44

Faults of the head are punished in this world, those of the heart in another; but as most of our vices are compound, so also is their punishment.

Charles Caleb Colton
Total votes: 45