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Prison Quotes

The world itself is but a large prison, out of which some are daily led to execution.

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 30

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

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 52

Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 44

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

Horace Mann
Total votes: 36

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 82

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: 57

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

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 57

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 52

It becomes not a law-maker to be a law-breaker.

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 37

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: 45

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle
Total votes: 40

The idea that the sole aim of punishment is to prevent crime is obviously grounded upon the theory that crime can be prevented, which is almost as dubious as the notion that poverty can be prevented.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 47

I wrote a million words in the first year, and I could never have done that outside of prison.

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 42

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

George Washington
Total votes: 30

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Total votes: 39

The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable.
 

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 69

Corporal punishment falls far more heavily than most weighty pecuniary penalty.

Seneca
Total votes: 35

Reality becomes a prison to those who can’t get out of it.

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 54

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 33

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

Stendhal (pseudonym Henri Beyle)
Total votes: 52


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
Total votes: 32

Every crime has, in the moment of its perpetration, Its own avenging angel--dark misgiving, An ominous sinking at the inmost heart.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Total votes: 34

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: 49

In prison, you get the chance to see who really loves you.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 37

The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison walls.

Denis Healey
Total votes: 78