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Prison Quotes

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: 15

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

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 22

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

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 12


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

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 9

Fear can be like a prison. It is, however, a self made prison. Many are imprisoned by fear. No one else can liberate them from this prison. Others may inspire them but they must liberate themselves.

Mr. Prophet
Total votes: 22

A country is in a bad state, which is governed only by laws; because a thousand things occur for which laws cannot provide, and where authority ought to interpose.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 12

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 12

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 16

Crime succeeds by sudden despatch; honest counsels gain vigor by delay.

Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)
Total votes: 12

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

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 14

Well, I don't think prisons are the answer to everything, obviously.

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 14

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.

Earl Warren
Total votes: 13

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 8

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Dorothee DeLuzy
Total votes: 21

No matter how you seem to fatten on a crime, that can never be good for the bee which is bad for the hive.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 14

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

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 13

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 13

Nor cell, nor chain, nor dungeon speaks to the murderer like the voice of solitude.

Charles Robert Maturin
Total votes: 15

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: 24

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

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 15

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

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 21

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 15