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Prison Quotes

It is impossible to go through life without trust: That is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.

Graham Greene
Total votes: 61

To be at peace in crime! Ah, who can thus flatter himself.

Voltaire
You voted 4. Total votes: 74

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
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: 70

When is conduct a crime, and when is a crime not a crime? When Somebody Up There -- a monarch, a dictator, a Pope, a legislator -- so decrees.

Jessica Mitford
Total votes: 44

Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.

Tim Allen
Total votes: 30

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

Charles Robert Maturin
Total votes: 44

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 45

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 45

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

Mario Vargas Llosa
Total votes: 37

They're not supposed to show prison films in prison. Especially ones that are about escaping.

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 42

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 38

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
You voted 3. Total votes: 69


Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 36

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: 59

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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Total votes: 46

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

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 54

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: 90

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 38

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

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 48

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
You voted 3. Total votes: 56

I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.

Charles Bukowski
Total votes: 44

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 44

Every instance of a man's suffering the penalty of the law is an instance of the failure of that penalty in effecting its purpose, which is to deter.

Archbishop Richard Whately
Total votes: 63

If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows.

Paul Eldridge
Total votes: 66