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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: 17

It is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 14

Well, I don't think prisons are the answer to everything, obviously.

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 14

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: 14

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 15

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Dorothee DeLuzy
Total votes: 21

We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.

Lech Walesa
Total votes: 17

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 24

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

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 16

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

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 16

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 13

The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison walls.

Denis Healey
Total votes: 13

Those magistrates who can prevent crime, and do not, in effect encourage it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 17

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 6

The thoughts of a prisoner - they're not free either. They keep returning to the same things.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 18

It becomes not a law-maker to be a law-breaker.

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 10

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

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 22

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: 12

The contagion of crime is like that of the plague. Criminals collected together corrupt each other; they are worse than ever when at the termination of their punishment they re-enter society.

Napoleon Bonaparte
Total votes: 16

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

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 15

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 15

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: 14

What restrains us from killing is partly fear of punishment, partly moral scruple, and partly what may be described as a sense of humor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 24

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 18

Do not lay on the multitude the blame that is due to a few.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 14