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Prison Quotes

By noiselessly going to a prison a civil-resister ensures a calm atmosphere.

Gandhi
Total votes: 49

To seek the redress of grievances by going to law, is like sheep running for shelter to a bramble bush.

Lewis W. Dilwyn
Total votes: 48

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 57

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

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 56

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: 57

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: 46

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

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 52

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

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 71

What restrains us from killing is partly fear of punishment, partly moral scruple, and partly what may be described as a sense of humor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 103

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 57

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

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 54

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
Total votes: 50

To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

Albert Einstein
You voted 5. Total votes: 60

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Dorothee DeLuzy
Total votes: 50

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 64

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: 63

Wicked deeds are generally done, even with impunity, for the mere desire of occupation.

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 46

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 49

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: 44

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

Seneca
Total votes: 47

It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.

Mario Vargas Llosa
Total votes: 39

The uneven impact of actual enforcement measures tends to mirror and reinforce more general patterns of discrimination (along socioeconomic, racial and ethnic, sexual, and perhaps generational lines) within the society. As a consequence, such enforcement (ineffective as it may be in producing conformity) almost certainly reinforces feelings of alienation already prevalent within major segments of the population.

Edwin M. Schur
Total votes: 50

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

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 62

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

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 69

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 53