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Prison Quotes

Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.

Germaine Greer
Total votes: 13

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 7

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

George Washington
Total votes: 8

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

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 14

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: 12

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

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 11

One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem upon another.

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
Total votes: 16

The worst prison is not of stone. It is of a throbbing heart, outraged by an infamous life.

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 15

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 8

Women have worked hard; starved in prison; given of their time and lives that we might sit in the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.

Ellen Wilkinson
Total votes: 7

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

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 10

The perfection of a thing consists in its essence; there are perfect criminals, as there are men of perfect probity.

Mazo de la Roche
Total votes: 12

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

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 23

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: 8

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

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 11

Fear can be like a prison. It is, however, a self made prison. Many are imprisoned by fear. No one else can liberate them from this prison. Others may inspire them but they must liberate themselves.

Mr. Prophet
Total votes: 19

Prosecution I have managed to avoid; but I have been arrested, charged in a police court, have refused to be bound over, and thereupon have been unconditionally released - to my great regret; for I have always wanted to know what going to prison was like.

Laurence Housman
Total votes: 17

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: 13

So justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 12

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: 10

When is conduct a crime, and when is a crime not a crime? When Somebody Up There -- a monarch, a dictator, a Pope, a legislator -- so decrees.

Jessica Mitford
Total votes: 15

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

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 17

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

Seneca
Total votes: 16

Wherever any one is against his will, that is to him a prison.

Epictetus
Total votes: 8


Karl Menninger
Total votes: 8