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Prison Quotes

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

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 38

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

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 45

The thoughts of a prisoner - they're not free either. They keep returning to the same things.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 40

The public have more interest in the punishment of an injury than he who receives it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 40

The object of punishment is prevention from evil; it never can be made impulsive to good.

Horace Mann
Total votes: 36

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: 40

I never told a victim story about my imprisonment. Instead, I told a transformation story - about how prison changed my outlook, about how I saw that communication, truth, and trust are at the heart of power.

Fernando Flores
Total votes: 47

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

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 68

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

One of the problems that the marijuana reform movement consistently faces is that everyone wants to talk about what marijuana does, but no one ever wants to look at what marijuana prohibition does. Marijuana never kicks down your door in the middle of the night. Marijuana never locks up sick and dying people, does not suppress medical research, does not peek in bedroom windows.

Richard Cowan
Total votes: 80

We have our own system, ... and journalists in our system are not put in prison for embarrassing the government by revealing things the government might not wish to have revealed. The important thing is that our system, under which journalists can write without fear or favor, should continue.

Chris Patten
Total votes: 69

The contagion of crime is like that of the plague. Criminals collected together corrupt each other; they are worse than ever when at the termination of their punishment they re-enter society.

Napoleon Bonaparte
Total votes: 48


Most people fancy themselves innocent of those crimes of which they cannot be convicted.

Seneca
Total votes: 56

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 60

Do not lay on the multitude the blame that is due to a few.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 54

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Dorothee DeLuzy
Total votes: 40

The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and 'mangled mind' leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.

Elizabeth Drew
Total votes: 66

We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.

Lech Walesa
Total votes: 48

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 31

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

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 42

I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.

Aeschylus
Total votes: 38

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 58

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 37

Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 40