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Prison Quotes

These are some of the best 'Prison' quotations and sayings.

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.

In durance vile here must I wake and weep, And all my frowsy couch in sorrow steep.

Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage, Minds innocent and quiet take That for an hermitage.

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons. See quote detail

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison... the only house in a slave State in which a free man can abide with honor.

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