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Prison Quotes

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 12

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 19


Karl Menninger
Total votes: 15

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

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 21

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

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 18

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 17

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 21

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

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 20

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 18

Show me the prison, Show me the jail, Show me the prisoner whose life has gone stale. And I'll show you a young man with so many reasons why And there, but for fortune, go you or I.

Phil Ochs
Total votes: 8

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 20

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: 17

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: 23

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

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 17

No obligation to justice does force a man to be cruel, or to use the sharpest sentence.

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 19

It is hard, but it is excellent, to find the right knowledge of when correction is necessary and when grace doth most avail.

Sir Philip Sidney
Total votes: 11

I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.

Fredrich August von Hayek
Total votes: 18

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: 11

They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!

Nellie Bly
Total votes: 22

Law is merely the expression of the will of the strongest for the time being, and therefore laws have no fixity, but shift from generation to generation.

Henry Brooks Adams
Total votes: 19

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Total votes: 16

Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether.

Cyril Connolly
Total votes: 17

I have been studying how I may compare This prison where I live unto the world; And, for because the world is populous, And here is not a creature but myself, I cannot do it. Yet I'll hammer it out.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 25

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: 18

I have been studying how I may compare this prison where I live unto the world; Shut up in the prison of their own consciences.

James Usher
Total votes: 16