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Prison Quotes

I never told a victim story about my imprisonment. Instead, I told a transformation story - about how prison changed my outlook, about how I saw that communication, truth, and trust are at the heart of power.

Fernando Flores
Total votes: 19

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 15

The number of laws is constantly growing in all countries and, owing to this, what is called crime is very often not a crime at all, for it contains no element of violence or harm.

P. D. Ouspensky
Total votes: 15

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: 16

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

Seneca
Total votes: 14

The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.

David Herbert Lawrence
Total votes: 14

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
You voted 2. Total votes: 14

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 17

If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst!

James Connolly
Total votes: 13

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

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 19

We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.

Lech Walesa
Total votes: 22

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

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 16

To be in prison so long, it's difficult to remember exactly what you did to get there.

Jack Henry Abbott
Total votes: 18

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 15

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

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 19

The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget.

Mitchell Burgess
Total votes: 14

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 18

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

Epictetus
Total votes: 13

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

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 14

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: 16

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 19

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 21

In prisons, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.

Eldridge Cleaver
Total votes: 17

Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.

Peter Ustinov
Total votes: 17

Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 25