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Prison Quotes

Nor cell, nor chain, nor dungeon speaks to the murderer like the voice of solitude.

Charles Robert Maturin
Total votes: 37

Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 40

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 89


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
You voted 3. Total votes: 41

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 44

No written law has been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 40

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 36

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: 80

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

Dan Duva
Total votes: 46

Oh who is that young sinner with the handcuffs on his wrist? And what has he been after that they groan and shake their fists? And wherefore is he wearing such a conscience-stricken air? Oh they're taking him to prison for the colour of his hair.

A. E. Housman
Total votes: 52

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

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 54

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: 32

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 72

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 56

There's no greater threat to our independence, to our cherished freedoms and personal liberties than the continual, relentless injection of these insidious poisons into our system. We must decide whether we cherish independence from drugs, without which there is no freedom.

William Von Raab
Total votes: 45

Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them.

Georges Bataille
Total votes: 53

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: 35

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 39

To be in prison so long, it's difficult to remember exactly what you did to get there.

Jack Henry Abbott
Total votes: 42

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.

Edward R. Murrow
You voted 2. Total votes: 43

I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.

Fredrich August von Hayek
You voted 2. Total votes: 72


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

Seneca
Total votes: 55

The object of punishment is prevention from evil; it never can be made impulsive to good.

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 63

Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 39

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards, as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Total votes: 34