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Prison Quotes

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

Epictetus
Total votes: 27

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: 50

I know not whether laws be right, or whether laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like a year, a year whose days are long.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 46

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

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 56

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

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 38

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 64

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

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 31

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 53

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

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 38

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 63

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 36

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: 39

If you share the crime of your friend, you make it your own.

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 53

Let us remember that justice must be observed even to the lowest.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 53

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

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 45

To be in prison so long, it's difficult to remember exactly what you did to get there.

Jack Henry Abbott
Total votes: 40

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: 54

There is no greater punishment of wickedness that that it is dissatisfied with itself and its deeds.

Seneca
Total votes: 44

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 57

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

Voltaire
Total votes: 57

In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 36

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 82

Definition, rationality, and structure are ways of seeing, but they become prisons when they blank out other ways of seeing.

A. R. Ammons
Total votes: 32

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

Clarence S. Darrow
Total votes: 69

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: 44