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Prison Quotes

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 11

I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.

Charles Bukowski
Total votes: 21

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 17

To try to raise a son from inside the prison walls is a very difficult thing. But I want to say to the world my son at 16 was the one who tried the most to get me out of prison.
~Jim Bakker

Jim Bakker
Total votes: 18

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: 25

Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 14

Any punishment that does not correct, that can merely rouse rebellion in whoever has to endure it, is a piece of gratuitous infamy which makes those who impose it more guilty in the eyes of humanity, good sense and reason, nay a hundred times more guilty than the victim on whom the punishment is inflicted.

Marquis de Sade
Total votes: 11

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: 27

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 14

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

Earl Warren
Total votes: 20

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: 24

Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 15

When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.

George Santayana
Total votes: 18

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: 9

It becomes not a law-maker to be a law-breaker.

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 13

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: 13

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes to society.

Daniel Webster
Total votes: 18

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

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 16

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

John Locke
Total votes: 7

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

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 16


Karl Menninger
Total votes: 13

The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 15

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 15

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
You voted 3. Total votes: 17

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: 10