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Prison Quotes

Prosecution I have managed to avoid; but I have been arrested, charged in a police court, have refused to be bound over, and thereupon have been unconditionally released - to my great regret; for I have always wanted to know what going to prison was like.

Laurence Housman
Total votes: 25

We're in a war. People who blast some pot on a casual basis are guilty of treason.

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 13

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

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 16

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: 18

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 13

Well does Heaven have care that no man secures happiness by crime.

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 24

Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 23

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: 16

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
Total votes: 25

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

Henry Thomas Buckle
Total votes: 21

Punishment, that is the justice for the unjust.
 

Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)
Total votes: 28

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: 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: 16

Crime is a logical extension of the sort of behavior that often [is] considered perfectly respectable in legitimate business.

Robert Rice
Total votes: 19

We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.

Lech Walesa
Total votes: 20

The worst prison is not of stone. It is of a throbbing heart, outraged by an infamous life.

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 17

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 11

It is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 16


We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 15

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 14

Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 19

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

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 16

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

Voltaire
Total votes: 14

If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.

John Locke
Total votes: 6

Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 14