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Prison Quotes

We have initiated programs for re-entry offenders, since some 500,000 to 600,000 offenders will come out of prison each year for the next three or four years. We want to have positive alternatives when they come back to the community.

Janet Reno
Total votes: 42

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 51

Steal goods and you’ll go to prison, steal lands and you are a king.

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 44

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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Total votes: 35

Crime succeeds by sudden despatch; honest counsels gain vigor by delay.

Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)
Total votes: 31

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 31

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

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 29

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

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 50

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 36

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: 43

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.

Winston Churchill
Total votes: 41

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 31

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: 41

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

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 35

One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem upon another.

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
Total votes: 52

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 47

It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their own kind.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 54

I can work for the Lord in or out of prison.

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 33

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

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 34

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

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 28

Hanging was the worst use a man could be put to.

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 46

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: 53

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

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 45

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 53

Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 35