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Prison Quotes


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: 61

There is no greater punishment of wickedness that that it is dissatisfied with itself and its deeds.

Seneca
You voted 1. Total votes: 55

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

Aristotle
You voted 2. Total votes: 43

Faults of the head are punished in this world, those of the heart in another; but as most of our vices are compound, so also is their punishment.

Charles Caleb Colton
Total votes: 55

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: 46

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Total votes: 108

Every crime has, in the moment of its perpetration, Its own avenging angel--dark misgiving, An ominous sinking at the inmost heart.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
You voted 2. Total votes: 43

On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break.

Robert Anton Wilson
Total votes: 36

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 40

Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
You voted 3. Total votes: 62

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: 39

Well does Heaven have care that no man secures happiness by crime.

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 50

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Dorothee DeLuzy
Total votes: 43

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 52

Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment - in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 40

I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator.

Mary Harris Jones
Total votes: 85

Care should be taken that the punishment does not exceed the guilt; and also that some men do not suffer for offenses for which others are not even indicted.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 43

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 61

Society has used the juvenile courts to create a caste system where there are throw-away people.
~James Bell

James Bell
You voted 3. Total votes: 39

The best situation of all, and one frequently utilized, is for jails and prisons to allow volunteer ministers of all faiths to enter prisons and offer their services to the inmates who want them. That way, the religious needs of inmates are met but without government funds being spent.

Kent Willis
Total votes: 45

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

Jeffrey Archer
You voted 4. Total votes: 49

There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.

Daniel Berrigan
Total votes: 43

He was a first-time nonviolent possible offender, ... And under the mandatory minimums, he was put in prison for 15 years. Not only does the punishment not fit the crime, but the mandatory minimums don't give judges any discretion to look at the background of the case, to read into the specifics of the case. I don't know a judge who really is in favor of the mandatory minimums.

Carly Simon
You voted 2. Total votes: 36

I know not whether laws be right, or whether laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like a year, a year whose days are long.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 67

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 78