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Prison Quotes

It is not at the table, but in prison, that you learn who your true friends are.

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 25

Fast closed with double grills And triple gates–the cell To wicked souls is hell; But to a mind that's innocent 'Tis only iron, wood and stone.

Paul Pelisson Fontanier
Total votes: 22

Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass, Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit; But life, being weary of these worldly bars, Never lacks power to dismiss itself.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 17

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

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 27

There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals.

Ramsey Clark
Total votes: 24

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 17

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Dorothee DeLuzy
Total votes: 25

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

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 28

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

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 18

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.

Seneca
Total votes: 26

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

Henry Thomas Buckle
Total votes: 22

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 25

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

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 21

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

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 17

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 24

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

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 20

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

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 29

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

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 21

To try to raise a son from inside the prison walls is a very difficult thing. But I want to say to the world my son at 16 was the one who tried the most to get me out of prison.
~Jim Bakker

Jim Bakker
Total votes: 24

I know not whether laws be right, or whether laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like a year, a year whose days are long.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 24

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 23

I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator.

Mary Harris Jones
Total votes: 26

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: 15

When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.

George Santayana
Total votes: 18