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Prison Quotes

The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable.
 

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 20

Prison makes you a better judge of character. You pick up on people much faster.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 15

There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison.

William Glasser
Total votes: 14

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

Robert Rice
Total votes: 15

Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: “It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.”

Father James Keller
Total votes: 14

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: 9


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: 16

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 10

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 12

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

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 15

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: 16

Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them.

Georges Bataille
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: 14

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
You voted 4. Total votes: 21

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: 15

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle
Total votes: 14

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 10

The reformative effect of punishment is a belief that dies hard, chiefly I think, because it is so satisfying to our sadistic impulses.
 

Bertrand Russell
Total votes: 49

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 11

I existed in a world that never is - the prison of the mind.

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 21

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

Henry Thomas Buckle
Total votes: 19

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: 17

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 14

Law is merely the expression of the will of the strongest for the time being, and therefore laws have no fixity, but shift from generation to generation.

Henry Brooks Adams
Total votes: 12

The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.

Clarence S. Darrow
Total votes: 10