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Prison Quotes

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

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 36

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: 29

Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 36

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 40

No man survives when freedom fails. The best men rot in filthy jails, and those who cry 'appease, appease' are hanged by those they tried to please.

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 31

Oh who is that young sinner with the handcuffs on his wrist? And what has he been after that they groan and shake their fists? And wherefore is he wearing such a conscience-stricken air? Oh they're taking him to prison for the colour of his hair.

A. E. Housman
Total votes: 40

We who live in prison, and in whose lives there is no event but sorrow, have to measure time by throbs of pain, and the record of bitter moments.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 32

I never told a victim story about my imprisonment. Instead, I told a transformation story - about how prison changed my outlook, about how I saw that communication, truth, and trust are at the heart of power.

Fernando Flores
Total votes: 35

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: 32

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: 22

Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment - in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 32

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

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 33

In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 32

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
You voted 3. Total votes: 40

No obligation to justice does force a man to be cruel, or to use the sharpest sentence.

Jeremy Taylor
You voted 5. Total votes: 44

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

Voltaire
Total votes: 35

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

Suge Knight
You voted 3. Total votes: 31

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 25

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 31

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

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: 37

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: 34

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 31

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

Daryl Gates
You voted 3. Total votes: 36

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

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 30