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Prison Quotes

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

Epictetus
Total votes: 17

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: 35

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

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 20

While we have prisons it matters little which of us occupy the cells.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 28

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 24

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 21

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: 26

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 28

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

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 21

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: 24

On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War.

Michael Badnarik
Total votes: 35

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: 26

I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.

Aeschylus
Total votes: 22

To try to raise a son from inside the prison walls is a very difficult thing. But I want to say to the world my son at 16 was the one who tried the most to get me out of prison.
~Jim Bakker

Jim Bakker
Total votes: 27

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

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 28

We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.

Lech Walesa
Total votes: 27

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: 30

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.

Calvin Coolidge
Total votes: 30

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 26

No man survives when freedom fails. The best men rot in filthy jails, and those who cry 'appease, appease' are hanged by those they tried to please.

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 28

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 19

To be at peace in crime! Ah, who can thus flatter himself.

Voltaire
Total votes: 22

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 20

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: 23

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: 34