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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: 40

When it comes to freedom, we are but prisoners of our own desires.

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 26


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 39

I don't like being famous - it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse.

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 41

I just remember that disturbing feeling of walking into that prison, the complete loss of privacy, the complete loss of stimulation, dignity.

Cybill Shepherd
Total votes: 31

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

Gandhi
Total votes: 39

It is not at the table, but in prison, that you learn who your true friends are.

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 44

Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 41

We are prisoners of ideas.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 36

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 30

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: 36

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 43

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

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 39

There are dreadful punishments enacted against thieves; but it were much better to make such good provisions, by which every man might be put in a method how to live, and so to be preserved from the fatal necessity of stealing and dying for it.

Thomas Moore
Total votes: 62

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

Judge Mills Lane
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

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 46

I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.

Charles Bukowski
Total votes: 35

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes to society.

Daniel Webster
Total votes: 35

A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion.

George Washington
Total votes: 23

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: 31

To seek the redress of grievances by going to law, is like sheep running for shelter to a bramble bush.

Lewis W. Dilwyn
Total votes: 32


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: 33

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 43

If two people fight on the street, whose fault is it? Who is the criminal? It is the government’s responsibility because the government has not educated the people to not make mistakes. The people have inadequate, incompetent education, so they make mistakes! It is such a fraud.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 31