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Prison Quotes

Here the great art lies, to discern in what the law is to be to restraint and punishment, and in what things persuasion only is to work.

John Milton
Total votes: 47

Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment - in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 36

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 36

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: 46

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes to society.

Daniel Webster
Total votes: 36

Show me the prison, Show me the jail, Show me the prisoner whose life has gone stale. And I'll show you a young man with so many reasons why And there, but for fortune, go you or I.

Phil Ochs
Total votes: 27

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 56

If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst!

James Connolly
Total votes: 28

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

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 35

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

Epictetus
Total votes: 26

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.

Cyril Connolly
Total votes: 40

Justice is that virtue of the soul which is distributive according to desert.

Aristotle
Total votes: 52

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 38


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
Total votes: 32

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Total votes: 37

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 34

I don't like being famous - it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse.

Valentino Rossi
You voted 3. Total votes: 60

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 33

Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 43

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 63

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: 60

If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows.

Paul Eldridge
Total votes: 51

We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.

Lech Walesa
Total votes: 45

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

Mike Tyson
Total votes: 49

They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!

Nellie Bly
Total votes: 40