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Prison Quotes

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.

Winston Churchill
Total votes: 17

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 14

You utter a vow, or forge a signature, and you may find yourself bound for life to a monastery, a woman, or prison.

Bronislaw Malinowski
Total votes: 20

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 21

The thoughts of a prisoner - they're not free either. They keep returning to the same things.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 19

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 23

Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.

Tim Allen
Total votes: 14

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 20

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: 23

It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their own kind.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 21

The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison walls.

Denis Healey
Total votes: 21

Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 16

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

Attributed to Fyodor Dostoevsky (Unverfied)
Total votes: 26

The worst of prison life, he thought, was not being able to close his door.

Stendhal (pseudonym Henri Beyle)
Total votes: 18

It is hard, but it is excellent, to find the right knowledge of when correction is necessary and when grace doth most avail.

Sir Philip Sidney
Total votes: 11

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

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 18

Wicked deeds are generally done, even with impunity, for the mere desire of occupation.

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 16

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: 19

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

Voltaire
Total votes: 17

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

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 16

I have been studying how I may compare this prison where I live unto the world; Shut up in the prison of their own consciences.

James Usher
Total votes: 16

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 23

Let us remember that justice must be observed even to the lowest.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 24

Reality becomes a prison to those who can’t get out of it.

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 15

We are prisoners of ideas.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 23