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Prison Quotes

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

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 44

Governments have tried to stop crime through punishment throughout the ages, but crime continued in the past punishment remains. Crime can only be stopped through a preventive approach in the schools. You teach the students Transcendental Meditation, and right away they’ll begin using their full brain physiology sensible and they will not get sidetracked into wrong things.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 32

There is no greater punishment of wickedness that that it is dissatisfied with itself and its deeds.

Seneca
Total votes: 29

The idea that the sole aim of punishment is to prevent crime is obviously grounded upon the theory that crime can be prevented, which is almost as dubious as the notion that poverty can be prevented.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 37

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.

Earl Warren
Total votes: 34

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

Clarence S. Darrow
Total votes: 31

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton
Total votes: 41

If it's near dinner-time, the foreman takes out his watch when the jury has retired, and says: "Dear me, gentlemen, ten minutes to five, I declare! I dine at five, gentlemen." "So do I," says everybody else, except two men who ought to have dined at three and seem more than half disposed to stand out in consequence. The foreman smiles, and puts up his watch:--"Well, gentlemen, what do we say, plaintiff or defendant, gentlemen?

Charles Dickens
Total votes: 26

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: 29

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 38

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: 25

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

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 29

When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.

Mike Tyson
Total votes: 43

They're not supposed to show prison films in prison. Especially ones that are about escaping.

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 29

I don't like being famous - it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse.

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 32

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 30

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

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 31

To be in prison so long, it's difficult to remember exactly what you did to get there.

Jack Henry Abbott
Total votes: 34

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 25

America is the land of the second chance – and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.

George W. Bush
Total votes: 26

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: 33

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

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 26

By noiselessly going to a prison a civil-resister ensures a calm atmosphere.

Gandhi
Total votes: 34

The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison walls.

Denis Healey
Total votes: 38

It is not at the table, but in prison, that you learn who your true friends are.

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 39