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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: 39

The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget.

Mitchell Burgess
Total votes: 27

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 34

So justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 29

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 30

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 34

We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business.

Will Rogers
Total votes: 27


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 32

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: 39

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 33

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 24

Care should be taken that the punishment does not exceed the guilt; and also that some men do not suffer for offenses for which others are not even indicted.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 26

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 33

There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison.

William Glasser
Total votes: 30

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

Mario Vargas Llosa
Total votes: 26

I existed in a world that never is - the prison of the mind.

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 43

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 22

I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.

Fredrich August von Hayek
Total votes: 29


Most people fancy themselves innocent of those crimes of which they cannot be convicted.

Seneca
Total votes: 23

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

Seneca
Total votes: 30

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Dorothee DeLuzy
Total votes: 34

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

John Locke
Total votes: 19

America is the land of the second chance – and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.

George W. Bush
Total votes: 26

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

Henry Thomas Buckle
Total votes: 33

It was only when I lay there on the rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not between states nor between social classes nor between political parties, but right through every human heart, through all human hearts. And that is why I turn back to the years of my imprisonment and say, sometimes to the astonishment of those about me, bless you, prison, for having been a part of my life.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 31