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Prison Quotes

It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.

Mario Vargas Llosa
Total votes: 10


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 12

It is safer that a bad man should not be accused, than that he should be acquitted.

Titus Livy
Total votes: 10

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

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 9

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 9

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 14

The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and 'mangled mind' leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.

Elizabeth Drew
You voted 3. Total votes: 18

We have our own system, ... and journalists in our system are not put in prison for embarrassing the government by revealing things the government might not wish to have revealed. The important thing is that our system, under which journalists can write without fear or favor, should continue.

Chris Patten
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: 10

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.

Attributed to Fyodor Dostoevsky (Unverfied)
Total votes: 18

No written law has been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 11

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: 5

To seek the redress of grievances by going to law, is like sheep running for shelter to a bramble bush.

Lewis W. Dilwyn
Total votes: 13

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

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 15

The guilt of enforced crimes lies on those who impose them.

Seneca
Total votes: 12

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 15

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 17

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: 13

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

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 19

We are prisoners of ideas.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
You voted 5. Total votes: 12

If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows.

Paul Eldridge
Total votes: 12


Karl Menninger
Total votes: 8

To be in prison so long, it's difficult to remember exactly what you did to get there.

Jack Henry Abbott
Total votes: 12

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

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 12

There are dreadful punishments enacted against thieves; but it were much better to make such good provisions, by which every man might be put in a method how to live, and so to be preserved from the fatal necessity of stealing and dying for it.

Thomas Moore
Total votes: 10