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Prison Quotes

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt
You voted 2. Total votes: 40

In prison, you get the chance to see who really loves you.

Suge Knight
You voted 3. Total votes: 30

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You voted 3. Total votes: 44

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 32

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: 26

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: 30

We who live in prison, and in whose lives there is no event but sorrow, have to measure time by throbs of pain, and the record of bitter moments.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 32

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 32

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

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
Total votes: 39

Here the great art lies, to discern in what the law is to be to restraint and punishment, and in what things persuasion only is to work.

John Milton
Total votes: 39

We have our own system, ... and journalists in our system are not put in prison for embarrassing the government by revealing things the government might not wish to have revealed. The important thing is that our system, under which journalists can write without fear or favor, should continue.

Chris Patten
You voted 4. Total votes: 40

A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion.

George Washington
Total votes: 23

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 34

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

Epictetus
Total votes: 23

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

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 33

The uneven impact of actual enforcement measures tends to mirror and reinforce more general patterns of discrimination (along socioeconomic, racial and ethnic, sexual, and perhaps generational lines) within the society. As a consequence, such enforcement (ineffective as it may be in producing conformity) almost certainly reinforces feelings of alienation already prevalent within major segments of the population.

Edwin M. Schur
Total votes: 27

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 40

The public have more interest in the punishment of an injury than he who receives it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 31

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 26

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: 38

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 34

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 29

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: 35

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
Total votes: 36

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

Clarence S. Darrow
Total votes: 43