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Prison Quotes

Hanging was the worst use a man could be put to.

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 10

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.

Winston Churchill
Total votes: 6

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: 15

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 15

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

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 8

Faults of the head are punished in this world, those of the heart in another; but as most of our vices are compound, so also is their punishment.

Charles Caleb Colton
Total votes: 12

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: 7

If two people fight on the street, whose fault is it? Who is the criminal? It is the government’s responsibility because the government has not educated the people to not make mistakes. The people have inadequate, incompetent education, so they make mistakes! It is such a fraud.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 9

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

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 17

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

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 14

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: 17

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


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: 11

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

Earl Warren
Total votes: 12

The world itself is but a large prison, out of which some are daily led to execution.

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 9

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 12

We're in a war. People who blast some pot on a casual basis are guilty of treason.

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 9

Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 11

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 13

It was only when I lay there on the rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not between states nor between social classes nor between political parties, but right through every human heart, through all human hearts. And that is why I turn back to the years of my imprisonment and say, sometimes to the astonishment of those about me, bless you, prison, for having been a part of my life.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 12

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 9

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 9

I have been studying how I may compare This prison where I live unto the world; And, for because the world is populous, And here is not a creature but myself, I cannot do it. Yet I'll hammer it out.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 13

America is the land of the second chance – and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.

George W. Bush
Total votes: 6

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

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 12