Quotation Explorer - 'Confin'

Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time. - Hebrew Proverb
Don't let others box you into their idea of what they think you should be. A confined identity is a miserable way to exist. Be you and live free. Trust that in living true to yourself, you will attract people that support and love you, just as you are. - Jaeda DeWalt
Experience teaches that the fire of mental grief is intensified by being confined to its own hearth. - Fr James Groenings
The degree of your mindset will confine you - just as the breadth of your open-heartedness will set you free - Rasheed Ogunlaru
When national ideals are confined to insignificant issues reflective primarily of a personal choice, there lies a problem of distorted priorities. - Moutasem Algharati
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. - Martin Luther King Jr.
The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
There are those who will resent you for not being confined by their limitations. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
Literature offers the thrill of minds of great clarity wrestling with the endless problems and delights of being human. To engage with them is to engage with oneself, and the lasting rewards are not confined to specific career paths. - Jonathan Stroud
I used to capture the vastness and the immensity of the world and confine it to the limited pages of the parchment. - Hark Herald Sarmiento
He who would confine his thought to present time will not understand present reality. - Jules Michelet
I don't know whether it is beautiful or sad, that I find such blissful happiness within the confines of my own mind, more so than I do in the reality that surrounds me. - Kendal Rob
Faith revels in the liberating fact that only a terribly miniscule part of life lies within the constricted confines of my reach, and that I am graciously invited out to live in a place beyond my grasp. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Maybe the reason nothing seems to be "fixing you" is because you're not broken. Let today be the day you stop living within the confines of how others define or judge you. You have a unique beauty and purpose; live accordingly. - Steve Maraboli
What is the sweetness of flowers compared to the savour of dust and confinement? - Peter Ackroyd
it was impossible to confine a Government to the exercise of express powers; there must necessarily be admitted powers by implication, unless the Constitution descended to recount every minutia - James Madison
We have glorified wealth and freedom so much that it is impossible for most of us to truly believe that a man can truly be happy in a shack or within the confines of a prison cell. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
To have more peace, as well as more time, start by letting go of the notion that time can be manipulated. Then, let go of the idea that it confines you. Instead, set out to use the time that is there for its true and best purpose as the space within which you can live your life to the fullest. - Michelle Passoff
...Nobody ever gets to know no body! We're all of us sentenced to a solitary confinement inside our own skins for life!
We can't expect a blind man to appreciate beautiful patterns or a deaf man to listen to bells and drums. And blindness and deafness are not confined to the body alone - the understanding has them, too. - Zhuangzi
We are the beauty of the worldenveloped within the confines of a human structure:created out of love to lovefor all of eternity. - J.D. Leisher
Conformity is a cage that confines our ability to think. It is a cage that hinders growth and deters individualism - Yahya Mohamed
HABEAS CORPUS. A writ by which a man may be taken out of jail when confined for the wrong crime. - Ambrose Bierce
How can love's spaciousnessbe conveyed in the narrowconfines of one syllable? - Diane Ackerman
For if you do not wish to be ‘just a number’ then do not measure yourself accordingly. Bank statements and scales are instruments employed by society that confine you to a limited summation of yourself born is the human void. - Nicole Bonomi
Vocabularies are crossing circles and loops. We are defined by the lines we choose to cross or to be confined by. - A.S. Byatt
It's important that someone celebrate our existence... People are the only mirror we have to see ourselves in. The domain of all meaning. All virtue, all evil, are contained only in people. There is none in the universe at large. Solitary confinement is a punishment in every human culture. - Lois McMaster Bujold
She'd always had a hankering for sitting quietly in dark, confined spaces. - Robert Beatty
Solitary confinement is rock bottom, it’s absolute unfreedom. - Arthur Koestler
Recovered. Had my personality crossed over that border, whatever and wherever it was, to resume life within the confines of normal? Had I stopped arguing with my personality and learned to straddle the line between sane and insane? - Susanna Kaysen
In the boundaryless forests, there’re dancers of nude.Yet in the confines of pasture, there’s promise of food.On which is your side?Ô, but tarry and bide,ere you decide,in both do confide. - Roman Payne
That means, in turn, that this is an experience which shatters time and liberates people from the confinement of time by at once recalling all that has gone before and anticipating all that is to come. - William Stringfellow
I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts. - Mark Twain
Each man is his own prisoner, in solitary confinement for life.
Shake up your life a bit. Get rid of the cobwebs. Take the road less traveled. Most people live within the confines of their comfort zone. Yogi Raman was the first person to explain to me that the best thing you can do for yourself is regularly move beyond it. - Robin Sharma
The struggle of literature is in fact a struggle to escape from the confines of language; it stretches out from the utmost limits of what can be said; what stirs literature is the call and attraction of what is not in the dictionary. - Italo Calvino
No woman in maternity confinement can have stranger and more impatient wishes than I have. - Søren Kierkegaard
Funny how nobody talks on the tubes, isn't it? I rarely catch the tube myself, or lifts. Confined spaces, everybody shuts down. Why is that? Perhaps we think everybody on the tube is a potential psychopath or a drunk,so we close down and pretend to read a book or something. - John Hannah
The future belongs to those who can rise above the confines of the earth. - Alfred North Whitehead
Sometimes God must confine us in order to free us. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Home is where you go to find solace from the ever changing chaos, to find love within the confines of a heartless world, and to be reminded that no matter how far you wander, there will always be something waiting when you return. - Kendal Rob
I’m not beholden to the confirmation of your prejudices; to be perfectly frank, the prospect of confining the female characters in my story to placid, helpless secondary places in the narrative is so goddamn boring that I would rather not write at all. - Scott Lynch
Authority confined in you does not make you a leader. It is the authority created by you that makes you influence people with your purpose. - Israelmore Ayivor
There’s nothing perhaps more that can be said to awaken the people’s mind; but if a person can’t still find as who to trust & how much, then s/he is simply within oneself always confined. - Anuj Somany
Shoulder to shoulder, a coordinated movement of the people, their blood no longer confined in the limited circulation of the body but rolling sweetly and yet still returning through the infinite extent of China. - Kafka, Franz
Whenever I happen to be in a city of any size, I marvel that riots do not break out everyday: Massacres, unspeakable carnage, a doomsday chaos. How can so many human beings coexist in a space so confined without hating each other to death? - Emil Cioran
We are the beauty of the world enveloped within the confines of a human structure: created out of love to love until the end of time. - J.D. Leisher
Socialism is not a meritocracy. By definition it places increasingly confining restraints on those that succeed the most. - A.E. Samaan
The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable. - Karl Kraus
The good Christian should beware of mathematicians. The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of Hell. - Augustine of Hippo
In tough and desperate times when your creativity begs to be birthed, loose the confines of the ground; stand up in your faith and walk atop the waves… - Stanice Anderson
If you're living completely on your own, break out of solitary confinement. Seek to understand others, and help them understand you. - Martha Beck
Our worst pain is confined within our own skin. - Charles Frazier
Oh God, how do the world and heavens confine themselves, when our hearts tremble in their own barriers! - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The refreshing pleasure from the first view of nature, after the pain of illness, and the confinement of a sick-chamber, is above the conceptions, as well as the descriptions, of those in health. - Ann Radcliffe
Il più certo modo di celare agli altri i confini del proprio sapere, è di non trapassarli. - Giacomo Leopardi
Darkness is a strange thing it is both infinite and confining; it holds you tight in its grasp, but it holds you suspended in a void. Silence operates in a similar way. Slowly the two combine to become a threat.("Come Into My Parlour") - Reggie Oliver
Every writer must acknowledge and be able to handle the unalterable fact that he has, in effect, given himself a life sentence in solitary confinement. - Peter Straub
…is postmodernity the pastime of an old man who scrounges in the garbage-heap of finality looking for leftovers, who brandishes unconsciousnesses, lapses, limits, confines, goulags, parataxes, non-senses, or paradoxes, and who turns this into the glory of his novelty, into his promise of change? - Jean-François Lyotard
Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backward, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck.
With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one - but no one at all - can tell you what to read and when and how. - Doris Lessing
Sometimes the boxes we’re put in fit. Other times, we find ourselves shoved into places too confining for our growing sense of self. - Sarah Hackley
Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never Is, but always To be blest: The soul, uneasy and confin'd from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come. - Alexander Pope
When you’re dying, even your unhappiest memories can induce a sort of fondness, as if delight is not confined to the good times, but is woven through your days like a skein of gold thread. - Cory Taylor
I don't know whether it is beautiful or sad, that I find such blissful happiness within the confines of my own mind, than I do in the reality that surrounds me. - Kendal Rob
Personally, I like to sleep. And I intend to appropriately confine myself more and more to my living quarters and pass my life away sleeping. - Tsunetomo Yamamoto
It does not make any sense to talk with a common sense to a person who has almost all thinking common with almost all people all the time, and remains confined within own circumference of ‘I’, ‘ME’ and ‘Myself’ and often has the view or sentence with the word ‘YOU’. - Anuj Somany
The human mind naturally adapts itself to the position it occupies. The most gigantic intellect may be dwarfed by being cabin'd, cribbed and confined. It requires a great country and great circumstances to develop great men.
Being locked up is one thing, but to have no concept of confinement, to be ignorant of its terms and never understand that struggle is useless - that's what hell must be like. - David Sedaris
We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life. - Tennessee Williams
When we discover that nothing and no one has the power to define or confine our inner light, then we understand that no one can limit our divine plans. - Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana
If thy words be too luxuriant, confine them, lest they confine thee. He that thinks he can never speak enough, may easily speak too much. A full tongue and an empty brain are seldom parted. - Francis Quarles
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