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The White House is the finest prison in the world.
Harry S Truman
Poor people, people of color - especially are much more likely to be found in prison than in institutions of higher education.
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.
I used to think like Moses. That knocked me down for a couple years and put me in prison. Then I start thinking like Job. Job waited and became the wealthiest and richest man ever 'cause he believed in God.
Forgiveness is for yourself because it frees you. It lets you out of that prison you put yourself in.
Louise L. Hay
Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.
Do you realize, when Mandela was inaugurated president, he invited as his special guests the white jailers from his Robben Island prison? He literally did forgive everybody.
It's time to debate images, especially when someone's going to prison for downloading them.
At the final day, the Savior will not ask about the nature of our callings. He will not inquire about our material possessions or fame. He will ask if we ministered to the sick, gave food and drink to the hungry, visited those in prison, or gave succor to the weak.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
And why do we, who say we oppose tyranny and demand freedom of speech, allow people to go to prison and be vilified, and magazines to be closed down on the spot, for suggesting another version of history.
Home is where you are appreciated, safe and protected, creative, and where you are loved - not where you are put in prison.
Nawal El Saadawi
Just look at the great Nelson Mandela. He came out of prison and saved his entire country. Some of the best people in the world have spent time in prison.
I just think it's shocking how many of these young people wind up in prison and they get turned into hardcore criminals because they had a possession of a very small amount of controlled substance.
The media love to cover black people on the front page. After all, when you live in a society that will lock up about 30 percent of all black men at some time in their lives and send more of them to prison than to college, chances are a fair number of those black faces will end up in the newspaper.
I went to visit Alcatraz years ago when I was on tour with the Pistols, and I really liked the atmosphere of the place. I genuinely, really, thoroughly enjoyed the whole morning there. I just liked the quietness and stillness of what is basically a cruel prison complex. I still found some kind of joy in that. That's how I am.
In prison, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.
I'm involved in the work around prison rights in general.
When it comes to the point where you occasionally look forward to being in prison on the basis that you might be able to spend a day reading a book, the realization dawns that perhaps the situation has become a little more stressful than you would like.
He that is taken and put into prison or chains is not conquered, though overcome; for he is still an enemy.
Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.
Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.
I won't talk about what it was like in prison, except to say I'm glad I'm out and that I plan never to go back and to pay my taxes every day.
I was an opportunist and got away with things because I was very young, but I went to prison and came out and remade my life.
The sunlight ranges over the universe, and at incarnation we step out of it into the twilight of the body, and see but dimly during the period of our incarceration; at death we step out of the prison again into the sunlight, and are nearer to the reality.
Instead of putting someone in prison for being a hooligan, give him a choice. He may have beaten someone up and he's got eight years, but tell him you can do eight years inside or spend five years in the Army. Put him in the Parachute Regiment, they'd soon sort him out.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
C. S. Lewis
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