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Prison Quotes

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

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 24

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: 26

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 19

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: 17

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 25

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

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 13

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
Total votes: 34

Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 24

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

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 33

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: 28

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 16

I can tell you this on a stack of Bibles: prisons are archaic, brutal, unregenerative, overcrowded hell holes where the inmates are treated like animals with absolutely not one humane thought given to what they are going to do once they are released. You're an animal in a cage and you're treated like one.

Jimmy Hoffa
Total votes: 31

Well does Heaven have care that no man secures happiness by crime.

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 31

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

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 26

We have our own system, ... and journalists in our system are not put in prison for embarrassing the government by revealing things the government might not wish to have revealed. The important thing is that our system, under which journalists can write without fear or favor, should continue.

Chris Patten
Total votes: 26

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

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 23

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

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 24

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: 23

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 21

Oh who is that young sinner with the handcuffs on his wrist? And what has he been after that they groan and shake their fists? And wherefore is he wearing such a conscience-stricken air? Oh they're taking him to prison for the colour of his hair.

A. E. Housman
Total votes: 27

The best situation of all, and one frequently utilized, is for jails and prisons to allow volunteer ministers of all faiths to enter prisons and offer their services to the inmates who want them. That way, the religious needs of inmates are met but without government funds being spent.

Kent Willis
You voted 2. Total votes: 27

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: 26

Prison, dungeons, blessed places where evil is impossible because they are the crossroads of all the evil in the world. One cannot commit evil in hell.

Jean Genet
Total votes: 27

I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.

Aeschylus
Total votes: 22

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 22