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Prison Quotes

You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 34

To be in prison so long, it's difficult to remember exactly what you did to get there.

Jack Henry Abbott
Total votes: 42

There is no greater punishment of wickedness that that it is dissatisfied with itself and its deeds.

Seneca
Total votes: 53

Law is merely the expression of the will of the strongest for the time being, and therefore laws have no fixity, but shift from generation to generation.

Henry Brooks Adams
Total votes: 43

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

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 77


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
Total votes: 43

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: 47

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

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 46

Virtue pardons the wicked, as the sandal-tree perfumes the axe which strikes it.

Moslih Eddin
Total votes: 59

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 36

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

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 33

I never saw a man who looked With such a wistful eye Upon that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 55

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

Horace Mann
Total votes: 36

One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 42

The worst prison is not of stone. It is of a throbbing heart, outraged by an infamous life.

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 51

There are dreadful punishments enacted against thieves; but it were much better to make such good provisions, by which every man might be put in a method how to live, and so to be preserved from the fatal necessity of stealing and dying for it.

Thomas Moore
Total votes: 100

To make punishments efficacious, two things are necessary. They must never be disproportioned to the offence, and they must be certain.

William Gilmore Simms
Total votes: 47

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: 85

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: 34

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
Total votes: 44


We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 41

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 41

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: 43

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 63

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 40