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Prison Quotes

It is not at the table, but in prison, that you learn who your true friends are.

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 24

America is the land of the second chance – and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.

George W. Bush
Total votes: 17

Oh who is that young sinner with the handcuffs on his wrist? And what has he been after that they groan and shake their fists? And wherefore is he wearing such a conscience-stricken air? Oh they're taking him to prison for the colour of his hair.

A. E. Housman
Total votes: 24

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 24

I don't like being famous - it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse.

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 20


Most people fancy themselves innocent of those crimes of which they cannot be convicted.

Seneca
Total votes: 15

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: 20

The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget.

Mitchell Burgess
Total votes: 15

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

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 18

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: 20

He was a first-time nonviolent possible offender, ... And under the mandatory minimums, he was put in prison for 15 years. Not only does the punishment not fit the crime, but the mandatory minimums don't give judges any discretion to look at the background of the case, to read into the specifics of the case. I don't know a judge who really is in favor of the mandatory minimums.

Carly Simon
Total votes: 14

Care should be taken that the punishment does not exceed the guilt; and also that some men do not suffer for offenses for which others are not even indicted.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 17


Federal prison, if you get any of it, you're going to have to do 85% of it. And the reason why I called it that is because I had a friend who got sent to the federal joint and his whole... it wasn't about him being in jail. He cried about the 85%.

Mike Epps
Total votes: 25

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

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 16

A man who has no excuse for a crime, is indeed defenseless!

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton
Total votes: 25

Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline.

Michel Foucault
Total votes: 14

Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 21

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

Charles Bukowski
Total votes: 25

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

Denis Healey
Total votes: 21

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: 20

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: 10

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

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 21

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: 22

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

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 17

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.

Earl Warren
Total votes: 24