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Prison Quotes

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 7

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 9

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 9

Prison makes you a better judge of character. You pick up on people much faster.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 13

I know not whether laws be right, or whether laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like a year, a year whose days are long.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 17

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 6

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes to society.

Daniel Webster
Total votes: 15

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 11

The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and 'mangled mind' leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.

Elizabeth Drew
Total votes: 16

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards, as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Total votes: 9

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 17

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

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 10

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

John Locke
Total votes: 4

To be at peace in crime! Ah, who can thus flatter himself.

Voltaire
Total votes: 10

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: 11

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

David Herbert Lawrence
Total votes: 8

To trial bring her stolen charms, and let her prison be my arms.

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 13

Any punishment that does not correct, that can merely rouse rebellion in whoever has to endure it, is a piece of gratuitous infamy which makes those who impose it more guilty in the eyes of humanity, good sense and reason, nay a hundred times more guilty than the victim on whom the punishment is inflicted.

Marquis de Sade
Total votes: 6

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 5

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 13

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 9

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.

Woody Allen
Total votes: 5

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: 17

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: 10

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

Horace Mann
Total votes: 16