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Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 13

Prison, dungeons, blessed places where evil is impossible because they are the crossroads of all the evil in the world. One cannot commit evil in hell.

Jean Genet
Total votes: 10

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 13

I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.

Aeschylus
Total votes: 11

It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.

Mario Vargas Llosa
Total votes: 8

Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 11

It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship.

Corazon Aquino
Total votes: 20

If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.

John Locke
Total votes: 5

Forgiveness, that noblest of all self-denial, is a virtue which he alone who can practise in himself can willingly believe in another.

Charles Caleb Colton
Total votes: 11

The reformative effect of punishment is a belief that dies hard, chiefly I think, because it is so satisfying to our sadistic impulses.
 

Bertrand Russell
Total votes: 46

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

If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place, we find that it has one of the highest levels of young men going to prison and also among the highest levels of illiteracy in the country.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 9

Nor cell, nor chain, nor dungeon speaks to the murderer like the voice of solitude.

Charles Robert Maturin
Total votes: 13

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 12

If two people fight on the street, whose fault is it? Who is the criminal? It is the government’s responsibility because the government has not educated the people to not make mistakes. The people have inadequate, incompetent education, so they make mistakes! It is such a fraud.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 10

Fast closed with double grills And triple gates–the cell To wicked souls is hell; But to a mind that's innocent 'Tis only iron, wood and stone.

Paul Pelisson Fontanier
Total votes: 15

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

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 9

A country is in a bad state, which is governed only by laws; because a thousand things occur for which laws cannot provide, and where authority ought to interpose.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 11

Definition, rationality, and structure are ways of seeing, but they become prisons when they blank out other ways of seeing.

A. R. Ammons
Total votes: 10

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 8

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 10

One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 14


Most people fancy themselves innocent of those crimes of which they cannot be convicted.

Seneca
Total votes: 8

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

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

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 7