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Prison Quotes

America is the land of the second chance – and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.

George W. Bush
Total votes: 7

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

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 23

Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 7

No written law has been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 12

I was in prison, and you came unto me. Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
~(Jesus Christ) Matthew 25:36, 40

(Jesus Christ) Matthew 25:36, 40
Total votes: 14

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
You voted 1. Total votes: 20

Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: “It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.”

Father James Keller
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: 17

And while God had work for Paul, he found him friends both in court and prison. Let persecutors send saints to prison, God can provide a keeper for their turn.

William Gurnall
Total votes: 9

I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.

Aeschylus
Total votes: 12

Corporal punishment falls far more heavily than most weighty pecuniary penalty.

Seneca
Total votes: 9

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

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 14

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 15

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

Gandhi
Total votes: 10

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

Bertrand Russell
Total votes: 7

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 12

I have been studying how I may compare This prison where I live unto the world; And, for because the world is populous, And here is not a creature but myself, I cannot do it. Yet I'll hammer it out.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 16

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

Charles Robert Maturin
Total votes: 13

Reality becomes a prison to those who can’t get out of it.

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 11

There is no greater punishment of wickedness that that it is dissatisfied with itself and its deeds.

Seneca
Total votes: 16

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

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 10

Well does Heaven have care that no man secures happiness by crime.

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 20

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

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 10

Wherever any one is against his will, that is to him a prison.

Epictetus
Total votes: 8

The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable.
 

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 19