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Prison Quotes

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: 21

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 16

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

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 16

I wrote a million words in the first year, and I could never have done that outside of prison.

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 21

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 16

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: 19

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

Aeschylus
Total votes: 17

I just remember that disturbing feeling of walking into that prison, the complete loss of privacy, the complete loss of stimulation, dignity.

Cybill Shepherd
Total votes: 17

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

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 11

On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break.

Robert Anton Wilson
Total votes: 10

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 17

In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 23

We who live in prison, and in whose lives there is no event but sorrow, have to measure time by throbs of pain, and the record of bitter moments.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 18

Wicked deeds are generally done, even with impunity, for the mere desire of occupation.

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 16


Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 16

It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their own kind.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 21

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 15

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

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 25

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

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 21

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: 18

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 23

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 20

A just chastisement may benefit a man, though it seldom does; but an unjust one changes all his blood to gall.

Ouida (pseudonym of Marie Louise de la Ramee)
Total votes: 13

The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.

David Herbert Lawrence
Total votes: 14

Wherever any one is against his will, that is to him a prison.

Epictetus
Total votes: 13