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Prison Quotes

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

Aeschylus
Total votes: 26

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

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 23

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 25

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

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 26

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 33

In prisons, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.

Eldridge Cleaver
Total votes: 27

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 20


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

Seneca
Total votes: 21

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 25

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: 25

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: 31

Let us remember that justice must be observed even to the lowest.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 27

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: 36

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 26

I never told a victim story about my imprisonment. Instead, I told a transformation story - about how prison changed my outlook, about how I saw that communication, truth, and trust are at the heart of power.

Fernando Flores
Total votes: 28

Faults of the head are punished in this world, those of the heart in another; but as most of our vices are compound, so also is their punishment.

Charles Caleb Colton
Total votes: 30

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: 23

The worst of prison life, he thought, was not being able to close his door.

Stendhal (pseudonym Henri Beyle)
Total votes: 25

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

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 22

We who live in prison, and in whose lives there is no event but sorrow, have to measure time by throbs of pain, and the record of bitter moments.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 25

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: 21

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
Total votes: 35

We're in a war. People who blast some pot on a casual basis are guilty of treason.

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 23

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.

Woody Allen
Total votes: 29

The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.

David Herbert Lawrence
Total votes: 20