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Prison Quotes

I can work for the Lord in or out of prison.

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 18

The perfection of a thing consists in its essence; there are perfect criminals, as there are men of perfect probity.

Mazo de la Roche
Total votes: 14

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 21

Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether.

Cyril Connolly
Total votes: 14

Experts and the educated elite have replaced what worked with what sounded good. Society was far more civilized before they took over our schools, prisons, welfare programs, police departments and courts. It's high time we ran these people out of our lives and went back to common sense.

Walter E. Williams
Total votes: 21

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 20

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

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 10

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

Charles Bukowski
Total votes: 19

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

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 13

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

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 10

Every instance of a man's suffering the penalty of the law is an instance of the failure of that penalty in effecting its purpose, which is to deter.

Archbishop Richard Whately
Total votes: 18

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

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 17

I was in prison, and you came unto me. Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
~(Jesus Christ) Matthew 25:36, 40

(Jesus Christ) Matthew 25:36, 40
Total votes: 16

There are dreadful punishments enacted against thieves; but it were much better to make such good provisions, by which every man might be put in a method how to live, and so to be preserved from the fatal necessity of stealing and dying for it.

Thomas Moore
Total votes: 16

While we have prisons it matters little which of us occupy the cells.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 13

There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals.

Ramsey Clark
Total votes: 17

Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.

Germaine Greer
Total votes: 16

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 9

Nor cell, nor chain, nor dungeon speaks to the murderer like the voice of solitude.

Charles Robert Maturin
Total votes: 15

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.

Woody Allen
Total votes: 9

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 13

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 8

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

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 10

Punishment, that is the justice for the unjust.
 

Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)
Total votes: 23

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 15