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Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 14

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: 6

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 8

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 11

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

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 11

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 13

The best situation of all, and one frequently utilized, is for jails and prisons to allow volunteer ministers of all faiths to enter prisons and offer their services to the inmates who want them. That way, the religious needs of inmates are met but without government funds being spent.

Kent Willis
Total votes: 13

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

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 11

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: 6

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

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 12

I have been studying how I may compare This prison where I live unto the world; And, for because the world is populous, And here is not a creature but myself, I cannot do it. Yet I'll hammer it out.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 11

Those magistrates who can prevent crime, and do not, in effect encourage it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 14

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: 9


Karl Menninger
Total votes: 8

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

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 16

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

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 20

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 13

A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion.

George Washington
Total votes: 7

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: 8

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: 10

I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator.

Mary Harris Jones
Total votes: 17

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 11

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 8

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

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 16

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: 10