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Prison Quotes

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 13

Do not lay on the multitude the blame that is due to a few.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 12

It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations.

Jacques Yves Cousteau
Total votes: 11

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

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 11

If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst!

James Connolly
Total votes: 9

I have been studying how I may compare This prison where I live unto the world; And, for because the world is populous, And here is not a creature but myself, I cannot do it. Yet I'll hammer it out.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 18

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: 13


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
Total votes: 9

To trial bring her stolen charms, and let her prison be my arms.

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 14

I can work for the Lord in or out of prison.

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 14

Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 8

Trial by jury itself, instead of being a security to persons who are accused, shall be a delusion, a mockery, and a snare.

Thomas Denman
Total votes: 10

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

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 12

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

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 14

It was only when I lay there on the rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not between states nor between social classes nor between political parties, but right through every human heart, through all human hearts. And that is why I turn back to the years of my imprisonment and say, sometimes to the astonishment of those about me, bless you, prison, for having been a part of my life.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 12

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.

Seneca
Total votes: 18

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 5

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
You voted 3. Total votes: 16

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 19

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

Seneca
Total votes: 9

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: 11

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

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 20

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 11

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

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 19

If it's near dinner-time, the foreman takes out his watch when the jury has retired, and says: "Dear me, gentlemen, ten minutes to five, I declare! I dine at five, gentlemen." "So do I," says everybody else, except two men who ought to have dined at three and seem more than half disposed to stand out in consequence. The foreman smiles, and puts up his watch:--"Well, gentlemen, what do we say, plaintiff or defendant, gentlemen?

Charles Dickens
Total votes: 11