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Prison Quotes

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

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 46

Every instance of a man's suffering the penalty of the law is an instance of the failure of that penalty in effecting its purpose, which is to deter.

Archbishop Richard Whately
Total votes: 58

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 33

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

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 39

The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.

Clarence S. Darrow
Total votes: 66

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 38

To trial bring her stolen charms, and let her prison be my arms.

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 37

Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 49

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

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 53

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.

Woody Allen
Total votes: 89

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

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 32

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

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 45

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
Total votes: 39

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: 36

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: 44

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: 33

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: 62

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: 53

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

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 67

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

Seneca
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: 45

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 52

Forgiveness, that noblest of all self-denial, is a virtue which he alone who can practise in himself can willingly believe in another.

Charles Caleb Colton
Total votes: 33

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: 41

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 52