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Prison Quotes

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 33

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: 46

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 34

We are prisoners of ideas.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 36

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

John Locke
Total votes: 24

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: 27

The thoughts of a prisoner - they're not free either. They keep returning to the same things.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 36

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: 33

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 27


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
Total votes: 28

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

Eldridge Cleaver
Total votes: 32

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 34

It was only when I lay there on the rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not between states nor between social classes nor between political parties, but right through every human heart, through all human hearts. And that is why I turn back to the years of my imprisonment and say, sometimes to the astonishment of those about me, bless you, prison, for having been a part of my life.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 34

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

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 47

They took away my money, my family, and my security. Why couldn't they destroy my ideas? We will question them in court tomorrow as we trigger The Revolution of all revolutions!

Jordan Couch
Total votes: 36

Fast closed with double grills And triple gates–the cell To wicked souls is hell; But to a mind that's innocent 'Tis only iron, wood and stone.

Paul Pelisson Fontanier
Total votes: 38

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 41

Steal goods and you’ll go to prison, steal lands and you are a king.

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 40

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Total votes: 51

Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline.

Michel Foucault
Total votes: 28

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

Bertrand Russell
Total votes: 38

There's no greater threat to our independence, to our cherished freedoms and personal liberties than the continual, relentless injection of these insidious poisons into our system. We must decide whether we cherish independence from drugs, without which there is no freedom.

William Von Raab
Total votes: 37

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 29

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 23

If two people fight on the street, whose fault is it? Who is the criminal? It is the government’s responsibility because the government has not educated the people to not make mistakes. The people have inadequate, incompetent education, so they make mistakes! It is such a fraud.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 31