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

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 10

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 13


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

Seneca
Total votes: 8

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 12

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

Denis Healey
Total votes: 10

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: 5

Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 19

Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether.

Cyril Connolly
Total votes: 11

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

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 16

Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.

Tim Allen
Total votes: 8

The guilt of enforced crimes lies on those who impose them.

Seneca
Total votes: 12

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

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 20

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 12

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

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 14

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 5


We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 10

If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows.

Paul Eldridge
Total votes: 12

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

Mary Wollstonecraft
Total votes: 12

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: 10

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 8

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: 11

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

Voltaire
Total votes: 10

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 9

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 9

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: 17