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Prison Quotes

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

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 14


Most people fancy themselves innocent of those crimes of which they cannot be convicted.

Seneca
Total votes: 10

Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 13

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: 12

If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking…is freedom.

Dwight David Eisenhower
You voted 5. Total votes: 16

To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 19

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

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 19

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards, as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Total votes: 14

It is hard, but it is excellent, to find the right knowledge of when correction is necessary and when grace doth most avail.

Sir Philip Sidney
Total votes: 7

If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst!

James Connolly
Total votes: 9

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

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 14

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

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 13

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 15

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 14


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: 12

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: 9

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

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 12

Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.

Germaine Greer
Total votes: 15

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 13

No matter how you seem to fatten on a crime, that can never be good for the bee which is bad for the hive.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 12

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 19

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

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 16

Every crime has, in the moment of its perpetration, Its own avenging angel--dark misgiving, An ominous sinking at the inmost heart.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Total votes: 7

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 13


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: 12