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Prison Quotes

Wherever any one is against his will, that is to him a prison.

Epictetus
Total votes: 30

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: 47

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
Total votes: 45

History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself.

Naguib Mahfouz
Total votes: 56

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 68

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal.

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 48

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

Seneca
Total votes: 51

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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Total votes: 46

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

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 57


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 80

To try to raise a son from inside the prison walls is a very difficult thing. But I want to say to the world my son at 16 was the one who tried the most to get me out of prison.
~Jim Bakker

Jim Bakker
Total votes: 50

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: 38

The thoughts of a prisoner - they're not free either. They keep returning to the same things.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 43

There's no greater threat to our independence, to our cherished freedoms and personal liberties than the continual, relentless injection of these insidious poisons into our system. We must decide whether we cherish independence from drugs, without which there is no freedom.

William Von Raab
Total votes: 50

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
You voted 5. Total votes: 72

The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.

Clarence S. Darrow
Total votes: 89

The number of laws is constantly growing in all countries and, owing to this, what is called crime is very often not a crime at all, for it contains no element of violence or harm.

P. D. Ouspensky
Total votes: 39

Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.

Peter Ustinov
Total votes: 44

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: 59

Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. That is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America.

Warren E. Burger
You voted 1. Total votes: 76

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 45

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

Gandhi
Total votes: 45

I existed in a world that never is - the prison of the mind.

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 62

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

Bertrand Russell
Total votes: 43

Experts and the educated elite have replaced what worked with what sounded good. Society was far more civilized before they took over our schools, prisons, welfare programs, police departments and courts. It's high time we ran these people out of our lives and went back to common sense.

Walter E. Williams
Total votes: 77