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Prison Quotes

Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass, Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit; But life, being weary of these worldly bars, Never lacks power to dismiss itself.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 64

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: 74

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

Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)
Total votes: 41

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

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 85

Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 55

To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 60

If two people fight on the street, whose fault is it? Who is the criminal? It is the government’s responsibility because the government has not educated the people to not make mistakes. The people have inadequate, incompetent education, so they make mistakes! It is such a fraud.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 49

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 95

I never told a victim story about my imprisonment. Instead, I told a transformation story - about how prison changed my outlook, about how I saw that communication, truth, and trust are at the heart of power.

Fernando Flores
Total votes: 57

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 54

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

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 54

Corporal punishment falls far more heavily than most weighty pecuniary penalty.

Seneca
Total votes: 48

The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and 'mangled mind' leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.

Elizabeth Drew
Total votes: 78

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

Voltaire
Total votes: 90

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 86

Every instance of a man's suffering the penalty of the law is an instance of the failure of that penalty in effecting its purpose, which is to deter.

Archbishop Richard Whately
Total votes: 67

It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.

Thomas Jefferson
Total votes: 52

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: 49

Those magistrates who can prevent crime, and do not, in effect encourage it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 53

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

Henry Thomas Buckle
Total votes: 39


We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 48

Governments have tried to stop crime through punishment throughout the ages, but crime continued in the past punishment remains. Crime can only be stopped through a preventive approach in the schools. You teach the students Transcendental Meditation, and right away they’ll begin using their full brain physiology sensible and they will not get sidetracked into wrong things.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 51

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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Total votes: 64

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: 72

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

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 54