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Prison Quotes

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

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 21

It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations.

Jacques Yves Cousteau
Total votes: 15

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 23

When it comes to freedom, we are but prisoners of our own desires.

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 14

Every crime has, in the moment of its perpetration, Its own avenging angel--dark misgiving, An ominous sinking at the inmost heart.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Total votes: 13

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Total votes: 19

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 17

In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes.

Geoffrey Fisher
Total votes: 20

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 18

Punishment, that is the justice for the unjust.
 

Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)
Total votes: 33

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: 29

Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 25

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 15

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: 17

The thoughts of a prisoner - they're not free either. They keep returning to the same things.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 18

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

John Locke
Total votes: 9

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

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 19

Every instance of a man's suffering the penalty of the law is an instance of the failure of that penalty in effecting its purpose, which is to deter.

Archbishop Richard Whately
Total votes: 22

I can work for the Lord in or out of prison.

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 20

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 23

It is not at the table, but in prison, that you learn who your true friends are.

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 23

In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 22

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

Aeschylus
Total votes: 17

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: 20

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 12