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Prison Quotes

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: 39

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

Earl Warren
Total votes: 58

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: 77

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 81

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: 50

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 46

Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass, Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit; But life, being weary of these worldly bars, Never lacks power to dismiss itself.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 61

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
Total votes: 46

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: 65

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 47

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.

Calvin Coolidge
Total votes: 49

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 47

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: 48

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

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 49

The perfection of a thing consists in its essence; there are perfect criminals, as there are men of perfect probity.

Mazo de la Roche
Total votes: 36

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 38

And while God had work for Paul, he found him friends both in court and prison. Let persecutors send saints to prison, God can provide a keeper for their turn.

William Gurnall
Total votes: 43

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

Charles Robert Maturin
Total votes: 44

I can work for the Lord in or out of prison.

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 49

The public have more interest in the punishment of an injury than he who receives it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 46

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

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 49

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 43

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: 95

If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place, we find that it has one of the highest levels of young men going to prison and also among the highest levels of illiteracy in the country.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 46

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards, as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Total votes: 38