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Prison Quotes

They took away my money, my family, and my security. Why couldn't they destroy my ideas? We will question them in court tomorrow as we trigger The Revolution of all revolutions!

Jordan Couch
Total votes: 32

One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 28

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

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 27

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

Seneca
Total votes: 21

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

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 26

In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes.

Geoffrey Fisher
Total votes: 24

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 27

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 17

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 26

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

Denis Healey
Total votes: 28

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 29

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

Titus Livy
Total votes: 21

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: 25

Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 15

Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a God.

Jean Rostand
Total votes: 23

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

Mary Wollstonecraft
Total votes: 26

Prison, dungeons, blessed places where evil is impossible because they are the crossroads of all the evil in the world. One cannot commit evil in hell.

Jean Genet
Total votes: 27

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 33

If it's near dinner-time, the foreman takes out his watch when the jury has retired, and says: "Dear me, gentlemen, ten minutes to five, I declare! I dine at five, gentlemen." "So do I," says everybody else, except two men who ought to have dined at three and seem more than half disposed to stand out in consequence. The foreman smiles, and puts up his watch:--"Well, gentlemen, what do we say, plaintiff or defendant, gentlemen?

Charles Dickens
Total votes: 23

The world itself is but a large prison, out of which some are daily led to execution.

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 22

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 22

The guilt of enforced crimes lies on those who impose them.

Seneca
Total votes: 27

The number of laws is constantly growing in all countries and, owing to this, what is called crime is very often not a crime at all, for it contains no element of violence or harm.

P. D. Ouspensky
Total votes: 21

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 13

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 19