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Prison Quotes

If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place, we find that it has one of the highest levels of young men going to prison and also among the highest levels of illiteracy in the country.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 53

The worst prison is not of stone. It is of a throbbing heart, outraged by an infamous life.

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 56

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 85

Experts and the educated elite have replaced what worked with what sounded good. Society was far more civilized before they took over our schools, prisons, welfare programs, police departments and courts. It's high time we ran these people out of our lives and went back to common sense.

Walter E. Williams
Total votes: 81

When it comes to freedom, we are but prisoners of our own desires.

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 49

To trial bring her stolen charms, and let her prison be my arms.

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 54

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 49

If you share the crime of your friend, you make it your own.

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 78

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 52

Crime is a logical extension of the sort of behavior that often [is] considered perfectly respectable in legitimate business.

Robert Rice
Total votes: 53

There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison.

William Glasser
Total votes: 49

The public have more interest in the punishment of an injury than he who receives it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 52

By noiselessly going to a prison a civil-resister ensures a calm atmosphere.

Gandhi
Total votes: 49


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

Seneca
Total votes: 67

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 72

To be at peace in crime! Ah, who can thus flatter himself.

Voltaire
Total votes: 89

Punishment, that is the justice for the unjust.
 

Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)
Total votes: 90

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 95

Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: “It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.”

Father James Keller
Total votes: 53

Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 68

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.

Mary Wollstonecraft
Total votes: 72

A man who has no excuse for a crime, is indeed defenseless!

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton
Total votes: 104

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.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 49

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 48

Fast closed with double grills And triple gates–the cell To wicked souls is hell; But to a mind that's innocent 'Tis only iron, wood and stone.

Paul Pelisson Fontanier
Total votes: 86