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Prison Quotes

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 54

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

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 63

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 49

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: 74

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: 68

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.

Calvin Coolidge
Total votes: 49

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 40

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 45

Prison makes you a better judge of character. You pick up on people much faster.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 52

He was a first-time nonviolent possible offender, ... And under the mandatory minimums, he was put in prison for 15 years. Not only does the punishment not fit the crime, but the mandatory minimums don't give judges any discretion to look at the background of the case, to read into the specifics of the case. I don't know a judge who really is in favor of the mandatory minimums.

Carly Simon
You voted 3. Total votes: 37

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 85

Corporal punishment falls far more heavily than most weighty pecuniary penalty.

Seneca
Total votes: 41

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

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

Edmund Burke
You voted 4. Total votes: 34

America is the land of the second chance – and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.

George W. Bush
Total votes: 36

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

Attributed to Fyodor Dostoevsky (Unverfied)
Total votes: 51

Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.

Germaine Greer
Total votes: 107

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 47

Well, I don't think prisons are the answer to everything, obviously.

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 39


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.

Anacharsis
Total votes: 48


Karl Menninger
Total votes: 49

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
You voted 5. Total votes: 43

I never saw a man who looked With such a wistful eye Upon that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 62

To seek the redress of grievances by going to law, is like sheep running for shelter to a bramble bush.

Lewis W. Dilwyn
Total votes: 41

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

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 59