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Prison Quotes

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 34


We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 35

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: 39

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

Gandhi
Total votes: 40

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

Horace Mann
Total votes: 36

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: 46

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 30

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: 66

Prisons don't rehabilitate, they don't punish, they don't protect, so what the hell do they do?

Jerry Brown
Total votes: 35

So justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 38

It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.

Mario Vargas Llosa
Total votes: 34

I don't like being famous - it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse.

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 61

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: 57

Steal goods and you’ll go to prison, steal lands and you are a king.

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 46

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 54


Written laws are like spiders' webs, and will, like them, only entangle and hold the poor and weak, while the rich and powerful will easily break through them.

Anacharsis
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: 55

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 38

Prison, dungeons, blessed places where evil is impossible because they are the crossroads of all the evil in the world. One cannot commit evil in hell.

Jean Genet
Total votes: 40

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 34

Here the great art lies, to discern in what the law is to be to restraint and punishment, and in what things persuasion only is to work.

John Milton
Total votes: 49

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Total votes: 85

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

Denis Healey
Total votes: 78

Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment - in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 36

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

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 43