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Prison Quotes

The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget.

Mitchell Burgess
Total votes: 15

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 15

Society has used the juvenile courts to create a caste system where there are throw-away people.
~James Bell

James Bell
Total votes: 16

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 17

Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 20

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

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 23

We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business.

Will Rogers
Total votes: 17

Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 20

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

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Total votes: 16

Show me the prison, Show me the jail, Show me the prisoner whose life has gone stale. And I'll show you a young man with so many reasons why And there, but for fortune, go you or I.

Phil Ochs
Total votes: 7

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

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 18

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

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 16

The power of punishment is to silence, not to confute.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 13

Prosecution I have managed to avoid; but I have been arrested, charged in a police court, have refused to be bound over, and thereupon have been unconditionally released - to my great regret; for I have always wanted to know what going to prison was like.

Laurence Housman
Total votes: 29

The object of punishment is prevention from evil; it never can be made impulsive to good.

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 27

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

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 18

It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship.

Corazon Aquino
Total votes: 27

The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 17

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

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 15

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle
Total votes: 16

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

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 24

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

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 20

Nor cell, nor chain, nor dungeon speaks to the murderer like the voice of solitude.

Charles Robert Maturin
Total votes: 19

Virtue pardons the wicked, as the sandal-tree perfumes the axe which strikes it.

Moslih Eddin
Total votes: 13