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Prison Quotes

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 9

If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.

John Locke
Total votes: 6

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards, as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Total votes: 14

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: 11


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: 12

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

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 11

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 14

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: 17

There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison.

William Glasser
Total votes: 13

Crime succeeds by sudden despatch; honest counsels gain vigor by delay.

Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)
Total votes: 12

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

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 9

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: 17

Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 20

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 17


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 12

When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.

George Santayana
Total votes: 16

Governments have tried to stop crime through punishment throughout the ages, but crime continued in the past punishment remains. Crime can only be stopped through a preventive approach in the schools. You teach the students Transcendental Meditation, and right away they’ll begin using their full brain physiology sensible and they will not get sidetracked into wrong things.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 14

Women have worked hard; starved in prison; given of their time and lives that we might sit in the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.

Ellen Wilkinson
Total votes: 7

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

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 11

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 10

If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place, we find that it has one of the highest levels of young men going to prison and also among the highest levels of illiteracy in the country.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 11

There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals.

Ramsey Clark
Total votes: 16

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: 10

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: 13

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

David Herbert Lawrence
Total votes: 10