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Prison Quotes

Whatever you think of de Sade, he was a complex figure and we should not look for easy answers with him. He was, strangely perhaps, against the death penalty, and he was never put in prison for murders or anything like that.

Philip Kaufman
Total votes: 8

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 12

The only difference between me and my fellow actors is that I've spent more time in jail.

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 10

I can work for the Lord in or out of prison.

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 14

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

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 14

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 11

It is hard, but it is excellent, to find the right knowledge of when correction is necessary and when grace doth most avail.

Sir Philip Sidney
Total votes: 7

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

Henry Thomas Buckle
Total votes: 19

The world itself is but a large prison, out of which some are daily led to execution.

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 11

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 13

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 20

When it comes to freedom, we are but prisoners of our own desires.

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 11

Prosecution I have managed to avoid; but I have been arrested, charged in a police court, have refused to be bound over, and thereupon have been unconditionally released - to my great regret; for I have always wanted to know what going to prison was like.

Laurence Housman
You voted 2. Total votes: 21

I have been studying how I may compare this prison where I live unto the world; Shut up in the prison of their own consciences.

James Usher
Total votes: 11

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

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 20

It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations.

Jacques Yves Cousteau
Total votes: 11

We are prisoners of ideas.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 15

No matter how you seem to fatten on a crime, that can never be good for the bee which is bad for the hive.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 12

Wicked deeds are generally done, even with impunity, for the mere desire of occupation.

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 12

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 15

To seek the redress of grievances by going to law, is like sheep running for shelter to a bramble bush.

Lewis W. Dilwyn
Total votes: 13

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

Seneca
Total votes: 10

Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 13

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 9

It was only when I lay there on the rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not between states nor between social classes nor between political parties, but right through every human heart, through all human hearts. And that is why I turn back to the years of my imprisonment and say, sometimes to the astonishment of those about me, bless you, prison, for having been a part of my life.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 12