Prison Quotes, Sayings about prisons

Many a serious thinker has been produced in prisons, where we have nothing to do but think.
Robert Greene

The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he’s in prison.
– Fyodor Dostoevsky

Prison experience puts distance between me and any person who hasn’t been there, done that.
– Patricia McConnell

Security without liberty is called prison.
Benjamin Franklin

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

In prison, illusions can offer comfort.
Nelson Mandela

I don’t like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.
– Charles Bukowski

Prison is an expensive way of making bad people worse.
– Douglas Hurd

You may chain my hands, you may shackle my feet; you may even throw me into a dark prison; but you shall not enslave my thinking, because it is free!
Kahlil Gibran

Your definition of who you are is your prison. You can set yourself free at any time.
– Cheri Huber

Even behind prison walls I can see the heavy clouds and the blue sky over the horizon.
– Nelson Mandela

Prisons do not disappear problems, they disappear human beings.
– Angela Davis

Too many people are living in a prison that they have themselves manufactured.
– Michael Beckwith

Prison is, simply put, the bottom rung of the welfare ladder.
– Stephen Reid

Being in prison for seven years was like being in an army that never drilled, never deployed, and only fought itself.
– Raegan Butcher

If, someday, we all go to prison for downloading music; I hope they separate us by genres.

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
Henry David Thoreau

More than 90 percent of all the prisoners in our American prisons have been abused as children.

We carry our prisons with us.

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Only free men can negotiate, prisoners can’t enter in contracts.
Nelson Mandela

It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.
Nelson Mandela

It is only after slavery and prison that the sweetest appreciation of freedom can come.
Malcolm X

Some people are prisoners of their own opinions. Some people are victims of their negative behaviors.
Dr T.P.Chia

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
Victor Hugo

Freedom begins from the mind and imprisonment also begins from the mind. That is to say, your thoughts can imprison your whole life or free you.

Two prisoners looked through prison bars; One saw mud, the other saw stars.

Prison is like high school with knives.
– Raegan Butcher

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