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Prison Quotes

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 13

Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. That is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America.

Warren E. Burger
Total votes: 13

I wrote a million words in the first year, and I could never have done that outside of prison.

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 11

The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 13

You utter a vow, or forge a signature, and you may find yourself bound for life to a monastery, a woman, or prison.

Bronislaw Malinowski
Total votes: 13

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: 14

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 14

Well does Heaven have care that no man secures happiness by crime.

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 21

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 16

To make punishments efficacious, two things are necessary. They must never be disproportioned to the offence, and they must be certain.

William Gilmore Simms
Total votes: 9

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: 13

The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable.
 

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 20

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

Carrie Chapman Catt
You voted 5. Total votes: 15

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: 13

Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 12

And while God had work for Paul, he found him friends both in court and prison. Let persecutors send saints to prison, God can provide a keeper for their turn.

William Gurnall
Total votes: 11

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: 15

So justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 13

Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 20

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 15

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal.

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 15

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

Mary Wollstonecraft
Total votes: 13

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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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: 16

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 13