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Prison Quotes

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: 22

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: 36

Well, I don't think prisons are the answer to everything, obviously.

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 25

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 27

Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 24

I never told a victim story about my imprisonment. Instead, I told a transformation story - about how prison changed my outlook, about how I saw that communication, truth, and trust are at the heart of power.

Fernando Flores
Total votes: 29

While we have prisons it matters little which of us occupy the cells.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 29