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Prison Quotes

Faults of the head are punished in this world, those of the heart in another; but as most of our vices are compound, so also is their punishment.

Charles Caleb Colton
Total votes: 47

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 40

One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 39

If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place, we find that it has one of the highest levels of young men going to prison and also among the highest levels of illiteracy in the country.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 42

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 49

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 50

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

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 40

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 54

If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking…is freedom.

Dwight David Eisenhower
Total votes: 44

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

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 38

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

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 53

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 57

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: 53

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: 35

Fear can be like a prison. It is, however, a self made prison. Many are imprisoned by fear. No one else can liberate them from this prison. Others may inspire them but they must liberate themselves.

Mr. Prophet
Total votes: 49

He was a first-time nonviolent possible offender, ... And under the mandatory minimums, he was put in prison for 15 years. Not only does the punishment not fit the crime, but the mandatory minimums don't give judges any discretion to look at the background of the case, to read into the specifics of the case. I don't know a judge who really is in favor of the mandatory minimums.

Carly Simon
Total votes: 27

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: 38

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

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 36

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.

Calvin Coolidge
Total votes: 45

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: 39

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: 85

It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship.

Corazon Aquino
Total votes: 58

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: 36

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: 58

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 37