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Prison Quotes

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 39

I wrote a million words in the first year, and I could never have done that outside of prison.

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 49

The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.

Clarence S. Darrow
Total votes: 89

To trial bring her stolen charms, and let her prison be my arms.

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 39

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 43

And while God had work for Paul, he found him friends both in court and prison. Let persecutors send saints to prison, God can provide a keeper for their turn.

William Gurnall
Total votes: 43

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 110

There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison.

William Glasser
Total votes: 42

When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist. When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat. When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist. When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.

Reverend Martin Niemoeller
Total votes: 47

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 39

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: 52

They're not supposed to show prison films in prison. Especially ones that are about escaping.

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 43

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 47

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 61

Virtue pardons the wicked, as the sandal-tree perfumes the axe which strikes it.

Moslih Eddin
Total votes: 59

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: 49

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

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 41

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: 48

No obligation to justice does force a man to be cruel, or to use the sharpest sentence.

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 89

The only effect of public punishment is to show the rabble how bravely it can be borne; and that every one who hath lost a toe-nail hath suffered worse.

Walter Savage Landor
Total votes: 46

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: 45

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: 93

Trial by jury itself, instead of being a security to persons who are accused, shall be a delusion, a mockery, and a snare.

Thomas Denman
Total votes: 47

To be at peace in crime! Ah, who can thus flatter himself.

Voltaire
Total votes: 74

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: 43