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Prison Quotes

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 56

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 41

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 72

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: 52

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards, as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Total votes: 46

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 43

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 46

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 52

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

Prison makes you a better judge of character. You pick up on people much faster.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 62

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 80

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

Women have worked hard; starved in prison; given of their time and lives that we might sit in the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.

Ellen Wilkinson
Total votes: 38

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: 89

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: 50

Fear can be like a prison. It is, however, a self made prison. Many are imprisoned by fear. No one else can liberate them from this prison. Others may inspire them but they must liberate themselves.

Mr. Prophet
Total votes: 71

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

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 49

Corporal punishment falls far more heavily than most weighty pecuniary penalty.

Seneca
Total votes: 46


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
Total votes: 50


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

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 47

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: 142

I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.

Aeschylus
Total votes: 44

The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable.
 

Karl Kraus
You voted 4. Total votes: 110

We're in a war. People who blast some pot on a casual basis are guilty of treason.

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 70

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