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Prison Quotes

Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 13

Wherever any one is against his will, that is to him a prison.

Epictetus
Total votes: 8

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 17

He had drawn many a thousand of these rations in prisons and camps, and though he'd never had an opportunity to weight them on scales, and although, being a man of timid nature, he knew no way of standing up for his rights, he, like every other prisoner, had discovered long ago that honest weight was never to be found in the bread-cutting. There was short weight in every ration. The only point was how short. So every day you took a look to soothe your soul - today, maybe, they haven't snitched any.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 10

Here the great art lies, to discern in what the law is to be to restraint and punishment, and in what things persuasion only is to work.

John Milton
Total votes: 5

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

Seneca
Total votes: 9

I never told a victim story about my imprisonment. Instead, I told a transformation story - about how prison changed my outlook, about how I saw that communication, truth, and trust are at the heart of power.

Fernando Flores
Total votes: 16

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

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 11

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: 12

I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.

Charles Bukowski
Total votes: 17

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 5

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 14

You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 11


Whatever is worthy to be loved for anything is worthy of preservation. A wise and dispassionate legislator, if any such should ever arise among men, will not condemn to death him who has done or is likely to do more service than injury to society. Blocks and gibbets are the nearest objects with legislators, and their business is never with hopes or with virtues.

Walter Savage Landor
You voted 1. Total votes: 13

History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself.

Naguib Mahfouz
Total votes: 12

Experts and the educated elite have replaced what worked with what sounded good. Society was far more civilized before they took over our schools, prisons, welfare programs, police departments and courts. It's high time we ran these people out of our lives and went back to common sense.

Walter E. Williams
Total votes: 18

Every instance of a man's suffering the penalty of the law is an instance of the failure of that penalty in effecting its purpose, which is to deter.

Archbishop Richard Whately
Total votes: 17

Society has used the juvenile courts to create a caste system where there are throw-away people.
~James Bell

James Bell
Total votes: 12

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: 11

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: 12

Prisons don't rehabilitate, they don't punish, they don't protect, so what the hell do they do?

Jerry Brown
Total votes: 7

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 12

No written law has been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 12

I don't like being famous - it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse.

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 11

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 11