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Prison Quotes

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

Gandhi
Total votes: 39

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 30

We're in a war. People who blast some pot on a casual basis are guilty of treason.

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 42

I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.

Fredrich August von Hayek
Total votes: 51

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 35

When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.

George Santayana
Total votes: 36

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

Jacques Yves Cousteau
Total votes: 24

If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.

John Locke
Total votes: 25

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: 33

They're not supposed to show prison films in prison. Especially ones that are about escaping.

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 33

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: 50

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 27

The guilt of enforced crimes lies on those who impose them.

Seneca
Total votes: 39

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 68

The idea that the sole aim of punishment is to prevent crime is obviously grounded upon the theory that crime can be prevented, which is almost as dubious as the notion that poverty can be prevented.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 42

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.

Tim Allen
Total votes: 28

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: 41

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 33

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: 35


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
Total votes: 29

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 25

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 35

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: 42

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 34

The world itself is but a large prison, out of which some are daily led to execution.

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 29