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Prison Quotes

If you share the crime of your friend, you make it your own.

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 17

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

Henry Thomas Buckle
Total votes: 22

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: 22

If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows.

Paul Eldridge
You voted 2. Total votes: 19

Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 27

When it comes to freedom, we are but prisoners of our own desires.

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 14

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

W. C. Fields
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: 29

Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them.

Georges Bataille
Total votes: 24

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: 15

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: 20

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 25

No written law has been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 20

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: 16

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 17

You utter a vow, or forge a signature, and you may find yourself bound for life to a monastery, a woman, or prison.

Bronislaw Malinowski
Total votes: 20

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 27

If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst!

James Connolly
Total votes: 15

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 17

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: 20

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 19

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

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 25

We're in a war. People who blast some pot on a casual basis are guilty of treason.

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 17

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 17

A country is in a bad state, which is governed only by laws; because a thousand things occur for which laws cannot provide, and where authority ought to interpose.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 19