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Prison Quotes

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 25

They took away my money, my family, and my security. Why couldn't they destroy my ideas? We will question them in court tomorrow as we trigger The Revolution of all revolutions!

Jordan Couch
Total votes: 38

If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking…is freedom.

Dwight David Eisenhower
Total votes: 39

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: 26

Do not lay on the multitude the blame that is due to a few.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 37

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
Total votes: 42

The worst of prison life, he thought, was not being able to close his door.

Stendhal (pseudonym Henri Beyle)
Total votes: 43

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Total votes: 59

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: 42

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

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 32

A country is in a bad state, which is governed only by laws; because a thousand things occur for which laws cannot provide, and where authority ought to interpose.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 51

We have initiated programs for re-entry offenders, since some 500,000 to 600,000 offenders will come out of prison each year for the next three or four years. We want to have positive alternatives when they come back to the community.

Janet Reno
Total votes: 40

The only difference between me and my fellow actors is that I've spent more time in jail.

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 29

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

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 26

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 47

The idea that the sole aim of punishment is to prevent crime is obviously grounded upon the theory that crime can be prevented, which is almost as dubious as the notion that poverty can be prevented.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 41

Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.

Peter Ustinov
Total votes: 36


Most people fancy themselves innocent of those crimes of which they cannot be convicted.

Seneca
Total votes: 32

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

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 41

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

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 38

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 32

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: 29

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

Denis Healey
Total votes: 60

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 43

Corporal punishment falls far more heavily than most weighty pecuniary penalty.

Seneca
Total votes: 32