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Many a wise person has pondered the plight of the prisoner. From Mark Twain to Oscar Wilde to Fyodor Dostoevsky, the issue of imprisonment has inspired many heartfelt remarks. The following quotes speak to our intellect as well as our emotions. In a society that rushes to warehouse human lives, we urge you to slow down, pause, and contemplate the unique reality of imprisonment. We hope you will find yourself thinking - perhaps even feeling - that we can do better.

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Questions are a burden to others; answers are a prison for oneself.
~Patrick McGoohan
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A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
~H. L. Mencken
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In prison, you get the chance to see who really loves you.
~Suge Knight
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When I left prison, I had to figure out how to embrace my past.
~Fernando Flores
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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
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The candle burns not for us, but for all those whom we failed to rescue from prison, who were shot on the way to prison, who were tortured, who were kidnapped, who "disappeared". That's what the candle is for.
~Peter Benenson
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The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.
~Israel Zangwill
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There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.
~Daniel Berrigan
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Today begins a new saga in my life which I expect to strengthen me and allow me time for reflection... I plan to write music while in prison, read and pray regularly and will come out a stronger, more confident woman.
~Lil' Kim
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When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.
~Mike Tyson
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