Quotes of Convict

“ In a consumer society, there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy. ”

- Ivan Illich

“ Most convicted felons are just people who were not taken to museums or Broadway musicals as children. ”

- Libby Gelman Waxner

“ I'm a lifer, yeah... I can honestly say I'm a lifer. ”

- Neil Finn

“ Woe be unto thee, O Moab! the people of Chemosh perisheth: for thy sons are taken captives, and thy daughters captives. ”

- Bible

“ If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn. ”

- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

“ We are the prisoners of history. Or are we? ”

- Robert Penn Warren

“ Whatever you condemn, you have done yourself. ”

- Georg Groddeck

“ Better to make prime ministers out of prisoners than prisoners out of prime ministers. ”

- Lord Caradon

“ Prisoners of hope. ”

- Bible

“ Whatever we think of the past, we must not be prisoners to it. ”

- Barack Obama

“ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. ”

- Emma Watson

“ Captive Audience. ”

- David Ives

“ We have one of our priests in prison right now, Steve Kelly, for his antiwar actions, and three of us in the community are forbidden to visit him because we're all convicted felons. ”

- Daniel Berrigan

“ I'm not obsessed by looks. I think you can become a prisoner of your own image. ”

- Juliette Binoche

“ I have to say when we talk about the treatment of these prisoners that I would guess that these prisoners wake up every morning thanking Allah that Saddam Hussein is not in charge of these prisons. ”

- James Inhofe

“ In 1960, when I came out of prison as an ex-convict, I had more freedom under parolee supervision than there's available... in America right now. ”

- Merle Haggard

“ And when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of the spies; then he fought against Israel, and took some of them prisoners. ”

- Bible

“ Americans are a race of convicts and ought to be thankful for anything we allow them short of hanging. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ If you were arrested for kindness, would there be enough evidence to convict you? ”

- Unknown

“ It is better to advise than upbraid, for the one corrects the erring; the other only convicts them. ”

- Epictetus

“ Being a sex symbol was rather like being a convict. ”

- Raquel Welch

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

- Mario Vargas Llosa

“ Sir, they are a race of convicts, and ought to be thankful for anything we allow them short of hanging. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ There is a close relationship between flowers and convicts. The fragility and delicacy of the former are of the same nature as the brutal insensitivity of the latter. ”

- Jean Genet

“ We are the prisoners of ideas. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ It is anomalous to hold that in order to convict a man the police cannot extract by force what is in his mind, but can extract what is in his stomach. ”

- Felix Frankfurter

“ He sees death in convicted thieves, the burglars, the muggers, the con men, the pimps, a death imposed by law, the gradual death of confinement behind bars. ”

- Evan Hunter

“ Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. ”

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

- Eldridge Cleaver

“ Who are you to condemn another's sin? He who condemns sin becomes part of it, espouses it. ”

- Georges Bernanos
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