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
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
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
Oh God, how do the world and heavens confine themselves, when our hearts tremble in their own barriers! - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time. - Hebrew Proverb
The degree of your mindset will confine you - just as the breadth of your open-heartedness will set you free - Rasheed Ogunlaru
He who would confine his thought to present time will not understand present reality. - Jules Michelet
I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts. - Mark Twain
Sometimes God must confine us in order to free us. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
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
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
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.
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
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