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Prison Quotes

By noiselessly going to a prison a civil-resister ensures a calm atmosphere.

Gandhi
Total votes: 25

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: 30

America is the land of the second chance – and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.

George W. Bush
Total votes: 20

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: 28

Corporal punishment falls far more heavily than most weighty pecuniary penalty.

Seneca
Total votes: 21

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 32

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

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 33

While we have prisons it matters little which of us occupy the cells.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 29

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 24


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: 31

I never saw a man who looked With such a wistful eye Upon that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 26

The world itself is but a large prison, out of which some are daily led to execution.

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 22

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 27

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
Total votes: 27

Crime succeeds by sudden despatch; honest counsels gain vigor by delay.

Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)
Total votes: 25

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 20

There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals.

Ramsey Clark
Total votes: 33

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

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 26

One of the problems that the marijuana reform movement consistently faces is that everyone wants to talk about what marijuana does, but no one ever wants to look at what marijuana prohibition does. Marijuana never kicks down your door in the middle of the night. Marijuana never locks up sick and dying people, does not suppress medical research, does not peek in bedroom windows.

Richard Cowan
Total votes: 25


Most people fancy themselves innocent of those crimes of which they cannot be convicted.

Seneca
Total votes: 21

Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline.

Michel Foucault
Total votes: 22

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 19

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

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 15

Fear can be like a prison. It is, however, a self made prison. Many are imprisoned by fear. No one else can liberate them from this prison. Others may inspire them but they must liberate themselves.

Mr. Prophet
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: 18