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Prison Quotes

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton
Total votes: 69

Any punishment that does not correct, that can merely rouse rebellion in whoever has to endure it, is a piece of gratuitous infamy which makes those who impose it more guilty in the eyes of humanity, good sense and reason, nay a hundred times more guilty than the victim on whom the punishment is inflicted.

Marquis de Sade
Total votes: 34

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

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 37

The contagion of crime is like that of the plague. Criminals collected together corrupt each other; they are worse than ever when at the termination of their punishment they re-enter society.

Napoleon Bonaparte
Total votes: 41

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

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 57

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes to society.

Daniel Webster
Total votes: 36

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 27

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

Earl Warren
Total votes: 43

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 46

If you share the crime of your friend, you make it your own.

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 52

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

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 77

They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!

Nellie Bly
Total votes: 40

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 41

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: 50

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 50

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 30

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 38

We who live in prison, and in whose lives there is no event but sorrow, have to measure time by throbs of pain, and the record of bitter moments.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 42

The object of punishment is prevention from evil; it never can be made impulsive to good.

Horace Mann
Total votes: 36

In prison, you get the chance to see who really loves you.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 35

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 55

To be in prison so long, it's difficult to remember exactly what you did to get there.

Jack Henry Abbott
Total votes: 40

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Dorothee DeLuzy
Total votes: 39

It becomes not a law-maker to be a law-breaker.

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 33

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

Aeschylus
Total votes: 36