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Prison Quotes

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: 39

Prison makes you a better judge of character. You pick up on people much faster.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 44

I was in prison, and you came unto me. Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
~(Jesus Christ) Matthew 25:36, 40

(Jesus Christ) Matthew 25:36, 40
Total votes: 41

I existed in a world that never is - the prison of the mind.

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 58


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 69

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 74

Every instance of a man's suffering the penalty of the law is an instance of the failure of that penalty in effecting its purpose, which is to deter.

Archbishop Richard Whately
Total votes: 59

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.

Earl Warren
Total votes: 51

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 34

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

John Locke
Total votes: 31

Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton.

Dan Duva
Total votes: 46

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 56

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

Charles Bukowski
Total votes: 41

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: 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: 70

We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business.

Will Rogers
Total votes: 28

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

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 45

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 43

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 68

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 45

It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship.

Corazon Aquino
Total votes: 70

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: 33

If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows.

Paul Eldridge
Total votes: 59

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 39

Show me the prison, Show me the jail, Show me the prisoner whose life has gone stale. And I'll show you a young man with so many reasons why And there, but for fortune, go you or I.

Phil Ochs
Total votes: 30