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Prison Quotes

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 19

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: 20

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

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 16

Justice is that virtue of the soul which is distributive according to desert.

Aristotle
Total votes: 23

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

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 23

Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 15

Here the great art lies, to discern in what the law is to be to restraint and punishment, and in what things persuasion only is to work.

John Milton
Total votes: 11

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.

Woody Allen
Total votes: 15

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

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 18

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 17

What restrains us from killing is partly fear of punishment, partly moral scruple, and partly what may be described as a sense of humor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 28

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

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 25

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

Robert Rice
Total votes: 20

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 15

To be at peace in crime! Ah, who can thus flatter himself.

Voltaire
Total votes: 15

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: 10

Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 16

I have been studying how I may compare this prison where I live unto the world; Shut up in the prison of their own consciences.

James Usher
Total votes: 15

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

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: 23

One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem upon another.

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
Total votes: 19

Experts and the educated elite have replaced what worked with what sounded good. Society was far more civilized before they took over our schools, prisons, welfare programs, police departments and courts. It's high time we ran these people out of our lives and went back to common sense.

Walter E. Williams
Total votes: 26

Women have worked hard; starved in prison; given of their time and lives that we might sit in the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.

Ellen Wilkinson
Total votes: 10

I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.

Fredrich August von Hayek
Total votes: 19

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

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 16