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Prison Quotes

In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 47

The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 39

No written law has been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 48

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 71

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: 50

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.

Aung San Suu Kyi
You voted 5. Total votes: 63

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle
Total votes: 44

In prisons, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.

Eldridge Cleaver
Total votes: 39

One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem upon another.

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
You voted 3. Total votes: 82

Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.

Peter Ustinov
You voted 3. Total votes: 45

Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 35

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Total votes: 108

The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and 'mangled mind' leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.

Elizabeth Drew
Total votes: 72

Steal goods and you’ll go to prison, steal lands and you are a king.

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 56

Reality becomes a prison to those who can’t get out of it.

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 74

The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison walls.

Denis Healey
Total votes: 103

It is impossible to go through life without trust: That is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.

Graham Greene
Total votes: 61

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
You voted 5. Total votes: 53

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

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 60

Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 55

Definition, rationality, and structure are ways of seeing, but they become prisons when they blank out other ways of seeing.

A. R. Ammons
Total votes: 43

Any punishment that does not correct, that can merely rouse rebellion in whoever has to endure it, is a piece of gratuitous infamy which makes those who impose it more guilty in the eyes of humanity, good sense and reason, nay a hundred times more guilty than the victim on whom the punishment is inflicted.

Marquis de Sade
Total votes: 40

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Dorothee DeLuzy
Total votes: 44

We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business.

Will Rogers
Total votes: 31

There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.

Daniel Berrigan
Total votes: 46