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Prison Quotes

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

Bertrand Russell
Total votes: 16

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 21

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

Epictetus
Total votes: 13

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: 20

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 13

It is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 18

There's no greater threat to our independence, to our cherished freedoms and personal liberties than the continual, relentless injection of these insidious poisons into our system. We must decide whether we cherish independence from drugs, without which there is no freedom.

William Von Raab
Total votes: 18

Corporal punishment falls far more heavily than most weighty pecuniary penalty.

Seneca
Total votes: 15

There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.

Daniel Berrigan
Total votes: 13

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

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 17

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 11

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: 21

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 22

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

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 27

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: 19

Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 20

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

Horace Mann
Total votes: 22

On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break.

Robert Anton Wilson
Total votes: 10

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 15

Oh who is that young sinner with the handcuffs on his wrist? And what has he been after that they groan and shake their fists? And wherefore is he wearing such a conscience-stricken air? Oh they're taking him to prison for the colour of his hair.

A. E. Housman
Total votes: 23

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: 24

While we have prisons it matters little which of us occupy the cells.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 21

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Total votes: 19

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

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 19

I just remember that disturbing feeling of walking into that prison, the complete loss of privacy, the complete loss of stimulation, dignity.

Cybill Shepherd
Total votes: 17