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Prison Quotes

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: 36

On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War.

Michael Badnarik
Total votes: 44

There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.

Daniel Berrigan
Total votes: 28

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: 46

There are dreadful punishments enacted against thieves; but it were much better to make such good provisions, by which every man might be put in a method how to live, and so to be preserved from the fatal necessity of stealing and dying for it.

Thomas Moore
Total votes: 61

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: 31

Let us remember that justice must be observed even to the lowest.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
You voted 1. Total votes: 39

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 51

It is safer that a bad man should not be accused, than that he should be acquitted.

Titus Livy
Total votes: 30

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

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 29

By noiselessly going to a prison a civil-resister ensures a calm atmosphere.

Gandhi
Total votes: 39

The number of laws is constantly growing in all countries and, owing to this, what is called crime is very often not a crime at all, for it contains no element of violence or harm.

P. D. Ouspensky
Total votes: 26

Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake.

George Bernard Shaw
You voted 2. Total votes: 37

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 39

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: 34

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

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 34

I can work for the Lord in or out of prison.

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 33

The perfection of a thing consists in its essence; there are perfect criminals, as there are men of perfect probity.

Mazo de la Roche
Total votes: 31

The public have more interest in the punishment of an injury than he who receives it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 34

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

Clarence S. Darrow
You voted 3. Total votes: 48

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 41

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: 45

A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion.

George Washington
Total votes: 23

To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 40

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 44