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Prison Quotes

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: 28

We are prisoners of ideas.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 31

To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 32

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 22

The only effect of public punishment is to show the rabble how bravely it can be borne; and that every one who hath lost a toe-nail hath suffered worse.

Walter Savage Landor
Total votes: 27

I was in prison, and you came unto me. Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
~(Jesus Christ) Matthew 25:36, 40

(Jesus Christ) Matthew 25:36, 40
Total votes: 34

The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget.

Mitchell Burgess
Total votes: 25

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

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 31

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 30

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

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 18

Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached.

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 28

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: 31

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 32

The only difference between me and my fellow actors is that I've spent more time in jail.

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 23

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 30

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 38

Prisons don't rehabilitate, they don't punish, they don't protect, so what the hell do they do?

Jerry Brown
Total votes: 27

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 21

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: 22

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 25

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

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 38

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: 36

I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.

Fredrich August von Hayek
Total votes: 26

Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 28

The contagion of crime is like that of the plague. Criminals collected together corrupt each other; they are worse than ever when at the termination of their punishment they re-enter society.

Napoleon Bonaparte
Total votes: 28