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Prison Quotes

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: 27

The power of punishment is to silence, not to confute.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 42

Hanging was the worst use a man could be put to.

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 45

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

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 50

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: 45

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 36

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: 34

A just chastisement may benefit a man, though it seldom does; but an unjust one changes all his blood to gall.

Ouida (pseudonym of Marie Louise de la Ramee)
Total votes: 30

Justice is that virtue of the soul which is distributive according to desert.

Aristotle
Total votes: 46

The only difference between me and my fellow actors is that I've spent more time in jail.

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 30

I existed in a world that never is - the prison of the mind.

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 51

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 33

It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.

Thomas Jefferson
You voted 5. Total votes: 37

It is impossible to go through life without trust: That is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.

Graham Greene
Total votes: 50

Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: “It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.”

Father James Keller
Total votes: 37

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 50

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 30

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 49

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 47

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 47

Well, I don't think prisons are the answer to everything, obviously.

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 35

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

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 20

The world itself is but a large prison, out of which some are daily led to execution.

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 29

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: 51


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

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 31