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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: 56

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: 38

There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison.

William Glasser
Total votes: 39

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: 42

If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place, we find that it has one of the highest levels of young men going to prison and also among the highest levels of illiteracy in the country.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 43

We who live in prison, and in whose lives there is no event but sorrow, have to measure time by throbs of pain, and the record of bitter moments.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 48

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

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 64

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

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 36

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

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 62

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 88

When it comes to freedom, we are but prisoners of our own desires.

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 35

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 55

If you treat prisoners well, they will be less angry, less inclined to violence inside prison, less likely to provoke violent actions by guards, less likely to have reason to file brutality lawsuits that cost taxpayers a bundle and waste administrators' time. And most important, well-treated prisoners will be less likely to leave prison angrier, more vicious and more inclined to criminal behavior than when they went in.

Frank Wood, Commissioner of Corrections, Minnesota
Total votes: 36

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 42

The worst prison is not of stone. It is of a throbbing heart, outraged by an infamous life.

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 51

Punishment, that is the justice for the unjust.
 

Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)
Total votes: 66

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

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 55

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 37

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: 31

On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War.

Michael Badnarik
Total votes: 56

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: 48

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

Henry Thomas Buckle
Total votes: 37

While we have prisons it matters little which of us occupy the cells.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 59

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: 37

To trial bring her stolen charms, and let her prison be my arms.

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 38