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Prison Quotes

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: 46

The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.

Clarence S. Darrow
Total votes: 55

We have initiated programs for re-entry offenders, since some 500,000 to 600,000 offenders will come out of prison each year for the next three or four years. We want to have positive alternatives when they come back to the community.

Janet Reno
Total votes: 41

I never saw a man who looked With such a wistful eye Upon that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 42

We're in a war. People who blast some pot on a casual basis are guilty of treason.

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 42

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 27

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 40

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 49

A man who has no excuse for a crime, is indeed defenseless!

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton
Total votes: 62

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 42

Every crime has, in the moment of its perpetration, Its own avenging angel--dark misgiving, An ominous sinking at the inmost heart.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Total votes: 29

Wherever any one is against his will, that is to him a prison.

Epictetus
Total votes: 24


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

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 32

Forgiveness, that noblest of all self-denial, is a virtue which he alone who can practise in himself can willingly believe in another.

Charles Caleb Colton
Total votes: 33

Experts and the educated elite have replaced what worked with what sounded good. Society was far more civilized before they took over our schools, prisons, welfare programs, police departments and courts. It's high time we ran these people out of our lives and went back to common sense.

Walter E. Williams
Total votes: 54

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: 27

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: 78

To be at peace in crime! Ah, who can thus flatter himself.

Voltaire
Total votes: 47

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 35

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 43

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

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 37

We are prisoners of ideas.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 38

Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass, Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit; But life, being weary of these worldly bars, Never lacks power to dismiss itself.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 54

Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a God.

Jean Rostand
Total votes: 32

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

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 35