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Prison Quotes

I just remember that disturbing feeling of walking into that prison, the complete loss of privacy, the complete loss of stimulation, dignity.

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I was put into jail as I was going to the shoemaker's to get a shoe which was mended. When I was let out the next morning, I proceeded to finish my errand, and, having put on my mended shoe, joined a huckleberry party, who were impatient to put themselves under my conduct; and in half an hour -- for the horse was soon tackled -- was in the midst of a huckleberry field, on one of our highest hills, two miles off, and then the State was nowhere to be seen.

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The power of punishment is to silence, not to confute.

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When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.

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You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.

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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.

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

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Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether.

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Whatever is worthy to be loved for anything is worthy of preservation. A wise and dispassionate legislator, if any such should ever arise among men, will not condemn to death him who has done or is likely to do more service than injury to society. Blocks and gibbets are the nearest objects with legislators, and their business is never with hopes or with virtues.

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If two people fight on the street, whose fault is it? Who is the criminal? It is the government’s responsibility because the government has not educated the people to not make mistakes. The people have inadequate, incompetent education, so they make mistakes! It is such a fraud.

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Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

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

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It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.

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Virtue pardons the wicked, as the sandal-tree perfumes the axe which strikes it.

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The only difference between me and my fellow actors is that I've spent more time in jail.

 

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I existed in a world that never is - the prison of the mind.

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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.

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It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations.

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Trial by jury itself, instead of being a security to persons who are accused, shall be a delusion, a mockery, and a snare.

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What restrains us from killing is partly fear of punishment, partly moral scruple, and partly what may be described as a sense of humor.

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

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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.

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