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Prison Quotes

It is impossible to go through life without trust: That is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.

Graham Greene
Total votes: 16

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: 20

History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself.

Naguib Mahfouz
Total votes: 13

Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 9

If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.

John Locke
Total votes: 6

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
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: 13

It is hard, but it is excellent, to find the right knowledge of when correction is necessary and when grace doth most avail.

Sir Philip Sidney
Total votes: 7

Steal goods and you’ll go to prison, steal lands and you are a king.

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 14

Trial by jury itself, instead of being a security to persons who are accused, shall be a delusion, a mockery, and a snare.

Thomas Denman
Total votes: 12

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

Voltaire
Total votes: 13

I don't like being famous - it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse.

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 13

He had drawn many a thousand of these rations in prisons and camps, and though he'd never had an opportunity to weight them on scales, and although, being a man of timid nature, he knew no way of standing up for his rights, he, like every other prisoner, had discovered long ago that honest weight was never to be found in the bread-cutting. There was short weight in every ration. The only point was how short. So every day you took a look to soothe your soul - today, maybe, they haven't snitched any.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 12

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: 22

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

Seneca
Total votes: 11

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.

Seneca
Total votes: 18

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: 10

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

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 17

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal.

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 15

Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached.

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 12

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

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 20

It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.

Mario Vargas Llosa
Total votes: 11

The object of punishment is prevention from evil; it never can be made impulsive to good.

Horace Mann
Total votes: 18

I existed in a world that never is - the prison of the mind.

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 19

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 10