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Prison Quotes

To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 30

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

If two people fight on the street, whose fault is it? Who is the criminal? It is the government’s responsibility because the government has not educated the people to not make mistakes. The people have inadequate, incompetent education, so they make mistakes! It is such a fraud.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 22

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

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 28

By noiselessly going to a prison a civil-resister ensures a calm atmosphere.

Gandhi
Total votes: 26

Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached.

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 26

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

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 19

On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War.

Michael Badnarik
Total votes: 36

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: 22

To make punishments efficacious, two things are necessary. They must never be disproportioned to the offence, and they must be certain.

William Gilmore Simms
Total votes: 27

Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 26

The public have more interest in the punishment of an injury than he who receives it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 26

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 24

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 27

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: 25

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 22

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

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 27

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

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 23

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: 29

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 19

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

Stendhal (pseudonym Henri Beyle)
Total votes: 25

Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. That is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America.

Warren E. Burger
Total votes: 23

Do not lay on the multitude the blame that is due to a few.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 28

It was only when I lay there on the rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not between states nor between social classes nor between political parties, but right through every human heart, through all human hearts. And that is why I turn back to the years of my imprisonment and say, sometimes to the astonishment of those about me, bless you, prison, for having been a part of my life.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 25

We are prisoners of ideas.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 30