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Prison Quotes

No written law has been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 33

Well, I don't think prisons are the answer to everything, obviously.

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 31

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: 34

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 34

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 43

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 42

I have paid no poll-tax for six years. I was put into a jail once on this account, for one night; and, as I stood considering the walls of solid stone, I could not help being struck with the foolishness of that institution which treated me as if I were mere flesh and blood and bones, to be locked up...I saw that, if there was a wall of stone between me and my townsmen, there was a still more difficult one to climb or break through, before they could get to be as free as I was.

Henry David Thoreau
Total votes: 27

I wrote a million words in the first year, and I could never have done that outside of prison.

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 36

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

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 45

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: 38

Punishment, that is the justice for the unjust.
 

Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)
You voted 1. Total votes: 51

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

H. L. Mencken
You voted 1. Total votes: 24

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 34

So justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 33

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

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 34

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: 34

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

John Locke
Total votes: 22

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: 24

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

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 32

They're not supposed to show prison films in prison. Especially ones that are about escaping.

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 30

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 51

One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 36

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: 33

The worst prison is not of stone. It is of a throbbing heart, outraged by an infamous life.

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 37

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 41