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Prison Quotes

Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 47

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

Horace Mann
Total votes: 36

Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 26

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 53

Fear can be like a prison. It is, however, a self made prison. Many are imprisoned by fear. No one else can liberate them from this prison. Others may inspire them but they must liberate themselves.

Mr. Prophet
Total votes: 49

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

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 53

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 53

The idea that the sole aim of punishment is to prevent crime is obviously grounded upon the theory that crime can be prevented, which is almost as dubious as the notion that poverty can be prevented.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 47

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 35

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: 40

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: 44

Prison, dungeons, blessed places where evil is impossible because they are the crossroads of all the evil in the world. One cannot commit evil in hell.

Jean Genet
Total votes: 40

It is not at the table, but in prison, that you learn who your true friends are.

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 56

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 55

I have been studying how I may compare this prison where I live unto the world; Shut up in the prison of their own consciences.

James Usher
Total votes: 59

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: 40

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: 44

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 34

Law is merely the expression of the will of the strongest for the time being, and therefore laws have no fixity, but shift from generation to generation.

Henry Brooks Adams
Total votes: 37

The worst of prison life, he thought, was not being able to close his door.

Stendhal (pseudonym Henri Beyle)
Total votes: 53

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

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 52

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

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 38

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

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 61

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: 43

Justice is that virtue of the soul which is distributive according to desert.

Aristotle
Total votes: 53