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Prison Quotes

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

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 37

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: 35

Every crime has, in the moment of its perpetration, Its own avenging angel--dark misgiving, An ominous sinking at the inmost heart.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Total votes: 26

I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator.

Mary Harris Jones
Total votes: 42

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: 31

It is not at the table, but in prison, that you learn who your true friends are.

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 43

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

Mario Vargas Llosa
Total votes: 29

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: 35

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: 39

If two people fight on the street, whose fault is it? Who is the criminal? It is the government’s responsibility because the government has not educated the people to not make mistakes. The people have inadequate, incompetent education, so they make mistakes! It is such a fraud.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 31

The guilt of enforced crimes lies on those who impose them.

Seneca
Total votes: 32

Here the great art lies, to discern in what the law is to be to restraint and punishment, and in what things persuasion only is to work.

John Milton
Total votes: 41

Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 31

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.

Attributed to Fyodor Dostoevsky (Unverfied)
Total votes: 37

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 23

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 46

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 42

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 31

While we have prisons it matters little which of us occupy the cells.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 38

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

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 28

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: 45

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Total votes: 28

Justice is that virtue of the soul which is distributive according to desert.

Aristotle
Total votes: 42

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 27

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

Seneca
Total votes: 39