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Prison Quotes

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: 97

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 49

Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a God.

Jean Rostand
Total votes: 53

Well does Heaven have care that no man secures happiness by crime.

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 52

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

Paul Eldridge
You voted 4. Total votes: 69

The object of punishment is prevention from evil; it never can be made impulsive to good.

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 72

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

Gandhi
Total votes: 46

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 71

When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist. When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat. When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist. When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.

Reverend Martin Niemoeller
Total votes: 51

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

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 42

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

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 48

It was only when I lay there on the rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not between states nor between social classes nor between political parties, but right through every human heart, through all human hearts. And that is why I turn back to the years of my imprisonment and say, sometimes to the astonishment of those about me, bless you, prison, for having been a part of my life.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 52

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

Attributed to Fyodor Dostoevsky (Unverfied)
Total votes: 51

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

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.

Woody Allen
Total votes: 135

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

Voltaire
Total votes: 76

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

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 62

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

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.

Seneca
Total votes: 49

It is hard, but it is excellent, to find the right knowledge of when correction is necessary and when grace doth most avail.

Sir Philip Sidney
Total votes: 58

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

Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake.

George Bernard Shaw
You voted 3. Total votes: 53

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

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: 47