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Prison Quotes

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

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 32


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: 21

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 25

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

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 27

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

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 34

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 27

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

David Herbert Lawrence
Total votes: 19

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: 15

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

The power of punishment is to silence, not to confute.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 17

Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 26

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 25

What restrains us from killing is partly fear of punishment, partly moral scruple, and partly what may be described as a sense of humor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 37

Well does Heaven have care that no man secures happiness by crime.

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 31

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 30

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: 27

It is hard, but it is excellent, to find the right knowledge of when correction is necessary and when grace doth most avail.

Sir Philip Sidney
Total votes: 16

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 20


Karl Menninger
Total votes: 18

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: 22

No matter how you seem to fatten on a crime, that can never be good for the bee which is bad for the hive.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 23

If you share the crime of your friend, you make it your own.

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 20

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 24

I was put into jail as I was going to the shoemaker's to get a shoe which was mended. When I was let out the next morning, I proceeded to finish my errand, and, having put on my mended shoe, joined a huckleberry party, who were impatient to put themselves under my conduct; and in half an hour -- for the horse was soon tackled -- was in the midst of a huckleberry field, on one of our highest hills, two miles off, and then the State was nowhere to be seen.

Henry David Thoreau
Total votes: 31

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: 25