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Quote Left The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode. Quote Right
Quote Left Whenever any affliction assails me, I have the keys of my prison in mine own hand, and no remedy presents it selfe so soone to my heart, as mine own sword. Often meditation of this hath wonne me to a charitable interpretation of their action, who dy so: and provoked me a little to watch and exagitate their reasons, which pronounce so peremptory judgments upon them. Quote Right
Quote Left Such is the remorseless progression of human society, shedding lives and souls as it goes on its way. It is an ocean into which men sink who have been cast out by the law and consigned, with help most cruelly withheld, to moral death. The sea is the pitiless social darkness into which the penal system casts those it has condemned, an unfathomable waste of misery. The human soul, lost in those depths, may become a corpse. Who shall revive it? Quote Right
Quote Left One of the few advantages of prison life is that one has time to read. This opened our minds and forced us to re-examine some of our views. Quote Right
Quote Left He who opens a school door, closes a prison. Quote Right
Quote Left LOOKING-GLASS, n. A vitreous plane upon which to display a fleeting show for man's disillusion given. The King of Manchuria had a magic looking-glass, whereon whoso looked saw, not his own image, but only that of the king. A certain courtier who had long enjoyed the king's favor and was thereby enriched beyond any other subject of the realm, said to the king: Give me, I pray, thy wonderful mirror, so that when absent out of thine august presence I may yet do homage before thy visible shadow, prostrating myself night and morning in the glory of thy benign countenance, as which nothing has so divine splendor, O Noonday Sun of the Universe! Please with the speech, the king commanded that the mirror be conveyed to the courtier's palace; but after, having gone thither without apprisal, he found it in an apartment where was naught but idle lumber. And the mirror was dimmed with dust and overlaced with cobwebs. This so angered him that he fisted it hard, shattering the glass, and was sorely hurt. Enraged all the more by this mischance, he commanded that the ungrateful courtier be thrown into prison, and that the glass be repaired and taken back to his own palace; and this was done. But when the king looked again on the mirror he saw not his image as before, but only the figure of a crowned ass, having a bloody bandage on one of its hinder hooves --as the artificers and all who had looked upon it had before discerned but feared to report. Taught wisdom and charity, the king restored his courtier to liberty, had the mirror set into the back of the throne and reigned many years with justice and humility; and one day when he fell asleep in death while on the throne, the whole court saw in the mirror the luminous figure of an angel, which remains to this day. Quote Right
Quote Left A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest--a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny. Quote Right
Quote Left A human being is part of a whole, called by us the 'Universe,' a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest--a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Quote Right
Quote Left To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no-one in his right mind will believe this today. Quote Right
Quote Left A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the 'Universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security. Quote Right
Quote Left Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release. Quote Right
Quote Left Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage;... Quote Right
Quote Left Were a stranger to drop on a sudden into this world, I would shew him, as a specimen of its ills, an hospital full of diseases, a prison crowd... Quote Right
Quote Left A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents. Quote Right
Quote Left America is the land of the second chance - and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life. Quote Right
Quote Left Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage. Quote Right
Quote Left The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable. Quote Right
Quote Left The desire for freedom resides in every human heart. And that desire cannot be contained forever by prison walls, or martial laws, or secret police. Over time, and across the Earth, freedom will find a way. Quote Right
Quote Left Reality is a prison, where one vegetates and always will. All the rest --thought, action --is just a pastime, mental or physical. What counts then, is to come to grips with reality. The rest can go. Quote Right
Quote Left ... how I understand that love of living, of being in this wonderful, astounding world even if one can look at it only through the prison bars... Quote Right
Quote Left Heaven lies about us in our infancy! Shades of the prison-house begin to close upon the growing boy. Quote Right
Quote Left In the deserts of the heart Let the healing fountain start, In the prison of his days Teach the free man how to praise. Quote Right
Quote Left We deplore the arbitrary nature of this arrest of a young independent journalist who was just doing his job and who is being accused without any evidence of belonging to an extremist group. It will be an outrage if he gets a long prison sentence just for reporting something that displeases the Uzbek authorities. Quote Right
Quote Left Self is the only prison that can bind the soul. Quote Right
Quote Left That there is also freedom in captivity, only a prisoner can claim. Coming from a prison guard, this statement would be blasphemy. Quote Right
Quote Left A mind enclosed in language is in prison. Quote Right
Quote Left The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget. Quote Right
Quote Left Opiate. An unlocked door in the prison of Identity. It leads into the jail yard. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Prison

Quote Left I collected my prison letters today birthday cards, and holidays over 2 years at least I have them all my time in one place at least I know they will be as brief as the family visits are as brief as those prison letters are and in one place as I am Quote Right
Quote Left self controlling is the greatest rule of prison for own-self Quote Right
Quote Left I thank God for freeing me from my prison. All along it was my own internal division. Deamon and Angel trapped within sin together they become Just ...Man -LEEL- Quote Right
Quote Left I am increasingly sensitized by the inability of the human majority. The dreams dreamed of by this majority are immensely poorer than reality. When we dream for the future, we always see it develop under a monotonous and weak system, not innovative. So it is not surprising that in the next hundred years, with a sequence of at least three destructive moments per se: at first the human spirit, successful, live on the street, in prison and in the newspapers. Quote Right
Quote Left "Yes! there is no chance of liberty for him.. because i prisoned him in my heart..." Quote Right
Quote Left LOVE is a many-chambered prison that we go to willingly ... and our sentences are dispatched by those we trust with the keys. Quote Right
Quote Left I spent most of my life being in the wrong world. I spent most of my life sacrificing for others and denying myself. I've spent a lot of time imprisoned by the reactions of low-level people.Now I understand I'm a high-frequency person. I put out a strong vibration. I'm meant for great things and that causes low energy people to feel threatened by me, but I'm no longer going to play on the outskirts of life, settling and confirming because I'm afraid to make a splash. Quote Right
Quote Left To go to prison, where you are likely to be raped, jumped, cold, uncomfortable, hungry, treated like a dog, you should have to do something truly awful and I think most people in prison did not do something truly awful Quote Right
Quote Left When I was naive and thought the justice system was really about justice and bringing the bad guy down, I thought prison was a place of rehabilitation. Quote Right
Quote Left you should laugh more as its the tears that kill us : prisoner on bbc documentary serving life in a russian prison Quote Right
Quote Left We are not prisoners of our past but we are pioneers of our future. Quote Right
Quote Left The finite mind, with its limited conception of self, cannot define the infinite universe even though the human mind is capable of thought beyond its biological limitations...it remains a prisoner within itself... Quote Right
Quote Left A Wedding Ring is the smallest handcuff ever made. Choose your prison mate carefully, and sentence yourself wisely. Quote Right
Quote Left Judgement nails build strong prisons. Quote Right
Quote Left The finite mind, with its limited conception of self, cannot define the infinite universe even though the human mind is capable of thought beyond its biological limitations...it remains a prisoner within itself... Quote Right
Quote Left A fence is made these are the reason you want to peace or make a prison. Quote Right
Quote Left Prison is a type of slavery. And isolating and confining the prisoner is arguably a form of torture. Quote Right
Quote Left The Psychic Social Encapsulation imprisons the look of the individual within the perspectives that are validated by the group of thinkers of this civilization. The direct result is a damming of - possible realities - that can serve as a parameter for what is known as latent reality. Quote Right