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Prison Quotes

Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.

Tim Allen
Total votes: 25

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 28

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

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 24

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

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 40

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

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 28

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

Mary Wollstonecraft
Total votes: 27

To trial bring her stolen charms, and let her prison be my arms.

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 31

I know not whether laws be right, or whether laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like a year, a year whose days are long.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 37

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 24

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 28

Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them.

Georges Bataille
Total votes: 38

I can tell you this on a stack of Bibles: prisons are archaic, brutal, unregenerative, overcrowded hell holes where the inmates are treated like animals with absolutely not one humane thought given to what they are going to do once they are released. You're an animal in a cage and you're treated like one.

Jimmy Hoffa
Total votes: 40

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 31

Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached.

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 28

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal.

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 29

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
You voted 3. Total votes: 17

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: 31

Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.

Germaine Greer
Total votes: 44

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: 31

We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business.

Will Rogers
Total votes: 26

The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget.

Mitchell Burgess
Total votes: 25

If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.

John Locke
Total votes: 18

The guilt of enforced crimes lies on those who impose them.

Seneca
Total votes: 30

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: 29

It was only when I lay there on the rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not between states nor between social classes nor between political parties, but right through every human heart, through all human hearts. And that is why I turn back to the years of my imprisonment and say, sometimes to the astonishment of those about me, bless you, prison, for having been a part of my life.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 29