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Prison Quotes

The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison walls.

Denis Healey
Total votes: 38

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: 45

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

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 37

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

Charles Robert Maturin
Total votes: 29

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 24

To trial bring her stolen charms, and let her prison be my arms.

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 32

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 28

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: 31

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 30

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

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 30

The only effect of public punishment is to show the rabble how bravely it can be borne; and that every one who hath lost a toe-nail hath suffered worse.

Walter Savage Landor
Total votes: 28

I know not whether laws be right, or whether laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like a year, a year whose days are long.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 36


We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 27

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: 25

We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business.

Will Rogers
Total votes: 27

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: 44

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

Titus Livy
Total votes: 25

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: 22

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

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 30

Punishment, that is the justice for the unjust.
 

Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)
Total votes: 47

Fast closed with double grills And triple gates–the cell To wicked souls is hell; But to a mind that's innocent 'Tis only iron, wood and stone.

Paul Pelisson Fontanier
Total votes: 33

Whatever you think of de Sade, he was a complex figure and we should not look for easy answers with him. He was, strangely perhaps, against the death penalty, and he was never put in prison for murders or anything like that.

Philip Kaufman
Total votes: 30

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

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 39

Those magistrates who can prevent crime, and do not, in effect encourage it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 31

To try to raise a son from inside the prison walls is a very difficult thing. But I want to say to the world my son at 16 was the one who tried the most to get me out of prison.
~Jim Bakker

Jim Bakker
Total votes: 33