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Prison Quotes

It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their own kind.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 37

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Dorothee DeLuzy
Total votes: 35

Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.

Tim Allen
Total votes: 26

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal.

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 31

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 27

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: 31

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

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 30

There's no greater threat to our independence, to our cherished freedoms and personal liberties than the continual, relentless injection of these insidious poisons into our system. We must decide whether we cherish independence from drugs, without which there is no freedom.

William Von Raab
Total votes: 32

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: 26

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

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 29

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 23

Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether.

Cyril Connolly
Total votes: 32

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

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 35

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 38

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: 32

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 33

Experts and the educated elite have replaced what worked with what sounded good. Society was far more civilized before they took over our schools, prisons, welfare programs, police departments and courts. It's high time we ran these people out of our lives and went back to common sense.

Walter E. Williams
Total votes: 42

While we have prisons it matters little which of us occupy the cells.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 34

Steal goods and you’ll go to prison, steal lands and you are a king.

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 29

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

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 39

So justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 29

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 28

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

Stendhal (pseudonym Henri Beyle)
Total votes: 30

Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.

Peter Ustinov
Total votes: 31

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton
Total votes: 41