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Prison Quotes

If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.

John Locke
Total votes: 31

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 67

The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 38

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

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
Total votes: 74

The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable.
 

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 85

Nor cell, nor chain, nor dungeon speaks to the murderer like the voice of solitude.

Charles Robert Maturin
Total votes: 37

You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 34

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: 56

We have initiated programs for re-entry offenders, since some 500,000 to 600,000 offenders will come out of prison each year for the next three or four years. We want to have positive alternatives when they come back to the community.

Janet Reno
Total votes: 46

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 70

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle
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: 64

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: 38

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: 43

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 43

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 37

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

Clarence S. Darrow
Total votes: 81

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

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 68

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 68


Federal prison, if you get any of it, you're going to have to do 85% of it. And the reason why I called it that is because I had a friend who got sent to the federal joint and his whole... it wasn't about him being in jail. He cried about the 85%.

Mike Epps
Total votes: 45

If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking…is freedom.

Dwight David Eisenhower
Total votes: 45

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 38

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: 60

And while God had work for Paul, he found him friends both in court and prison. Let persecutors send saints to prison, God can provide a keeper for their turn.

William Gurnall
Total votes: 40

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

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 40