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Prison Quotes

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

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 11

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 11

In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 17

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
Total votes: 15

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

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 15

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

Virtue pardons the wicked, as the sandal-tree perfumes the axe which strikes it.

Moslih Eddin
Total votes: 12

If you treat prisoners well, they will be less angry, less inclined to violence inside prison, less likely to provoke violent actions by guards, less likely to have reason to file brutality lawsuits that cost taxpayers a bundle and waste administrators' time. And most important, well-treated prisoners will be less likely to leave prison angrier, more vicious and more inclined to criminal behavior than when they went in.

Frank Wood, Commissioner of Corrections, Minnesota
Total votes: 15

The only effect of public punishment is to show the rabble how bravely it can be borne; and that every one who hath lost a toe-nail hath suffered worse.

Walter Savage Landor
Total votes: 10

No obligation to justice does force a man to be cruel, or to use the sharpest sentence.

Jeremy Taylor
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: 13

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: 16

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Dorothee DeLuzy
Total votes: 18

It is safer that a bad man should not be accused, than that he should be acquitted.

Titus Livy
You voted 5. Total votes: 13

It is not at the table, but in prison, that you learn who your true friends are.

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 15

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.

Attributed to Fyodor Dostoevsky (Unverfied)
Total votes: 19

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

George Washington
Total votes: 8

Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 8

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes to society.

Daniel Webster
Total votes: 15

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 12

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 15

Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 7

They're not supposed to show prison films in prison. Especially ones that are about escaping.

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 14

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 6

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 14