Quotation Explorer - 'Prison'

There is one kind of prison where the man is behind bars, and everything he desires is outside; and there is another kind where the things are behind the bars, and the man is outside. - Upton Sinclair - The Jungle
When you settle for anything short of the best life God wants to offer you, then you have been tempted to remain safe and the accountability for not changing your life becomes your prison of regret. - Shannon L. Alder
Why, then 'tis none to you; for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so: to me it [Denmark] is a prison.
If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism. - Hunter S. Thompson
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
Forgiveness is the highest form of a gift of kindness and it brings freedom from the prison of hatred and revenge. - Debasish Mridha
Some people will try to condemn you to the prison of their bullshit. They tell you they want a soulmate, but they're actually creating a cellmate. - Steve Maraboli
The greatest prison where most people live is the fear of what other people think and say - Osunsakin Adewale
Don’t condemn me to the prison of your bullshit. - Steve Maraboli
If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Under a government which imprisons unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison. - Henry David Thoreau
Being open is happiness and being closed is sadness. So free your mind from the prison of binding ideas and thoughts. - Debasish Mridha
While there is a lower class, I am in it. While there is a criminal element, I am of it.While there is a soul in prison, I am not free. - Eugene V. Debs
But neither milk-white rose nor red May bloom in prison air;The shard, the pebble, and the flint, Are what they give us there:For flowers have been known to heal A common man's despair. - Oscar Wilde
True wisdom comes in understanding that sometimes, you are both the prison and the key. - Johnathan Jena
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. - Bertrand Russell
Self is the only prison that can bind the soul. - Henry Van Dyke
In the prison of his daysTeach the free man how to praise - W.H. Auden
OPIATE, n. An unlocked door in the prison of Identity. It leads into the jail yard. - Ambrose Bierce
The iron bolt which so mysteriously fastens the door of hope and holds our spirits in gloomy prison, needs a heavenly hand to push it back. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Power isn't the big cars and bent slavesPower is your people in the streets as they drag you to prison. - Sapphire Belucci
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is in prison. - Henry David Thoreau
If you place belief on a pedestal, it will become your prison. - Ken Dickson
Reason is the hero who breaks the chains of our prejudice, saving us from the prison of our comfortable acquiescence in the way of the world. - Montague Brown
Oh my eye Betty Martin! Aren't I glad it isn't me that's going to school! It looks just like a prison. - Henry Handel Richardson
If life is a prison, then death is the ultimate freedom. - Debasish Mridha
The truth reveals itself in the most innocent of ways. You can lie and deceive, attempt to bury that which you wish to remain unseen. Yet the truth flourishes, rising from it's prison to stand tall for all to see. - D. Alma
Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release. - Germaine Greer
A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents. - H. L. Mencken
Prison is the only place, where Darwin's Theory of Evolution may seem to work. Survival of the fittest does only work, where the fittest is defined as the most loving. - Raphael Zernoff
I wanted a woman who could get me out of a Third World prison. Life's too short to hang out with people who aren't resourceful. - Jeff Bezos
Taking a life, is not worth getting life in prison. - Anthony Liccione
Darkness is a prison from which only light escapes. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I have a decision to go, but I am not sure to choose which other prison on the earth. - Ali Rezavand Zayeri
The worst prison is not made of metal bars. The worst prison is when your internal reality does not match your external reality. - Yasmin Mogahed
Sanity and sense becomes a prison. - Darnell Lamont Walker
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.
If you are staying inside your comfort zone, It means you are in a prison and that hinders your life. - Mohith Agadi
The writer's job is to free language from the prison of ideas. - Marty Rubin
Love is a prison of life where we always like to get in and never want to get out. - Debasish Mridha
You spend a lot of time thinking about how awful the prison is rather than envisioning your future. - Piper Kernan
It is better to work in a prison than to live in one. - Brenda Winters
The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law and particularly to deny him the judgement of his peers is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist. - Winston S. Churchill
A war on cops? Then the question becomes who are they warring with? Because if you look at the prison system you can tell who the Prisoners of War are. The Black Man. Words are powerful and we must stop these divisive words that tare our country further apart instead of bringing us together. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Only through action, through living, can we escape from the prison of thought and language. - Marty Rubin
The prisoners of the cultures are mostly the women! House is the name of the prison! - Mehmet Murat ildan
When you see a man led to prison say in your heart, "Mayhap he is escaping from a narrower prison." And when you see a man drunken say in your heart, "Mayhap he sought escape from something still more unbeautiful. - Kahlil Gibran
La joie réside au plus intime de l'âme; on peut aussi bien la posséder dans une obscure prison que dans un palais. - Thérèse de Lisieux
Vile deeds like poison weeds bloom well in prison air, it is only what is good in man, that wastes and withers there. - Oscar Wilde
The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear. - Aung San Suu Kyi
A life lived without forgiveness is a prison. - William Arthur Ward
A man’s spirit is free, but his pride binds him with chains of suffocation in a prison of his own insecurities - Jeremy Aldana
Morality is not man's prison but rather the divine element in him. - Pope Benedict XVI
Humanity suffers because most of us are living in our prison of fixed, false beliefs and we don't want to get out of it. - Debasish Mridha
Many Christians live in a prison created by their own disobedience of Biblical Requirements. - Daryl Baugh
A prison becomes a home when you have the key. - George Sterling
I understood finding the place you are born in an unbearable prison and wanting something completely different from what you are familiar with, knowing it represents a haven. - Jamaica Kincaid
A non-religious prison when awaken would make others sleep. Therefore his sleeping is good. A religious person when awaken will awaken others. Therefore his awakening is good. - Lord Mahavira
I’d volunteer to go to prison, as long as there are books. Because with books I am free. - Mohammad Hatta
One should as a rule respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways. - Bertrand Russell
The world is a prison for the believer and paradise for a non-believer. - Anonymous
Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep them in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization. - Sir Winston Churchill
That’s the dream of sex, isn’t it? That you will be liberated from the prison of the body by the body itself, at long last desired, its strange tongue understood. - Olivia Laing
Unforgiveness denies the victim the possibility of parole and leaves them stuck in the prison of what was, incarcerating them in their trauma and relinquishing the chance to escape beyond the pain. - T.D. Jakes
If it weren't for my lawyer, I'd still be in prison. It went a lot faster with two people digging. - Joe Martin
A prisoner is imprisoned by the crime that he has committed. A jailer is imprisoned in the very same prison by the employment contract that he has signed. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I existed in a world that never is , a prison of the mind. - Gene Tierney
If life was fair ... one third of the people would comprise of judges and lawyers ... one third of police and prison officials ... and one third of legislators ... and one third more to make the other three thirds make any sense at all .... Thank goodness for no fair. - Brian Spellman
If a religion asks one to kill another just because he or she follows not this ism, nor agrees with it; then, it's a hell-hole, worse than a prison. Run away, and far from it. As though your butt is on fire. And before you, yourself are imprisoned. - Fakeer Ishavardas
Belief is a shelter, a prison for a curious mind. - Debasish Mridha
Since we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our minds, it is our duty to furnish it well. - Peter Ustinov
A revolutionary career does not lead to banquets and honorary titles, interesting research and professorial wages. It leads to misery, disgrace, ingratitude, prison and a voyage into the unknown, illuminated by only an almost superhuman belief. - Max Horkheimer
Body awareness not only anchors you in the present moment. It is a doorway out of the prison that is the ego. - Eckhart Tolle
Here she comes, running, out of prison and off the pedestal: chains off, crown off, halo off, just a live woman. - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
When you no longer need approval from others like the air you breathe, the possibilities in life are endless. What an interesting little prison we build from the invisible bricks of other people's opinions. - Jacob Nordby
Parades should be classed as a nuisance and participants should be subject to a term in prison. - Will Rogers
The greatest mystery is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of matter and of the stars, but that within this prison we can draw from ourselves images powerful enough to deny our nothingness. - Andre Malraux
we are prisoners of our own lives, until we find the courage to break free from the prison that we created ourselves. - Amanda Ashton-Booth
We have to cease to think, if we refuse to do it in the prison house of language; for we cannot reach further than the doubt which asks whether the limit we see is really a limit. - Friedrich Nietzsche
While writing is like a joyful release, editing is a prison where the bars are my former intentions and the abusive warden my own neuroticism. - Tiffany Madison
Their love was like a prison, and I the willing inmate. - Steve Maraboli
I have often reflected upon the new vistas that reading has opened to me. I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the course of my life. As I see it today, the ability to read awoke inside me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive. - Malcolm X
People who spent the war in prison camps have written a lot of books about what a bad time they had," she said quietly, staring into the embers. "They don't know what it was like, not being in a camp. - Nevil Shute
Don't let people supervise your life, If you know who you are, you shouldn't be living in that prison of dominance, live by your orders, you are your own soldier. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Most of us are living in a prison of our fixed, false beliefs and never try to find the door to get out to see and feel the beauty of life, even when the door is wide open and welcoming. - Debasish Mridha
Wisdom frees men, even if they are in prison. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The subsistence mentality of a person is a prison in which his personal joy is detained. If you want to live in joy, you don't live for yourself alone. Live for others too! - Israelmore Ayivor
When you're trapped in a prison, and your heart is broken, and you can't move a finger because you don't know what to do, that's when you wake up. - Robin Gregory
I am often impressed with those that admit their ignorance, for it is the first step towards breaking out of the prison called freedom. - Lionel Suggs
While there is a lower class, I am in it, while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free. - Eugene V. Debs
If you are in a prison of fear ... break out! - Stephen Richards
It's said that there's three sides to a story: yours, mine, and the truth. Check out God in Wingtip Shoes and The Prison Plumb Line to explore all three. - Yvonne J. Medley
You are in prison. If you wish to get out of prison, the first thing you must do is realize that you are in prison. If you think you are free, you can't escape. - G.I. Gurdjieff
Slavery is impossible without the consent of the slave. Fear imprisons the mind, Faith. You either accept this prison by following the rules made by others. Or you break free, by making your own. - Christofer Emgard
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. - George W. Bush
As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison. - Nelson Mandela
Our hearts are all prison walls when we hold people captive with chains of unforgiveness. - Ikechukwu Izuakor
I feel that I am merely an agent, giving you some keys that have been given to me to pass on to you. These keys are to unlock doors out of your present prison. Doors opening onto new vistas. Doors beyond where you are now. - John C. Lilly
A mind enclosed in language is in prison. - Simone Weil
Don't imprison yourself through self-doubt. Break out of your self-imposed prison with intentional action. - Tony Curl
Look at the mirror! Who are you? You are not yourself, you are your culture! Do you want to be yourself? Then leave your prison and discover the paths beyond your path! - Mehmet Murat ildan
It is very difficult to break free from the prison of conformity and fixed false beliefs without changing our level of consciousness and awareness. - Debasish Mridha
Life is like a prison. To survive it is through self-healing and absolute dignity. - Izad
You like the comfort, don't ya?You wanna be there... wanna and gonna aren't nigga words so far... you are very bad at judging so far all people will be in prison because of you.... No matter...>!~ - Deyth Banger
PRISON, n. A place of punishments and rewards. The poet assures us that -- "Stone walls do not a prison make," but a combination of the stone wall, the political parasite and the moral instructor is no garden of sweets. - Ambrose Bierce
Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.
In one celebrated incident, 300 members of Church of the New Song requested $6000 worth of filet mignon and Harvey's Bristol Cream for a crucial religious ceremony at the federal prison in Atlanta.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison. - Victor Hugo
Your belief is mostly your prison! To discover the world outside your prison, you must first realize the walls surrounding you! Otherwise you shall continue being stuck in the prison of childish tales and fallacious illusions! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Your bad love of yourselves makes solitude a prison to you. - Friedrich Nietzsche
To an optimist loneliness is freedom, to all others it is prison. - Amit Kalantri
Often religious education teaches us to conform and creates a psychological prison which is difficult to escape. - Debasish Mridha
Once in jail or you just go in prison for a reason you don't have rights... So be wise, think twice and don't go there! - Deyth Banger
The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable. - Karl Kraus
The queen who mended her stockings in prison must have looked every inch a queen and even more a queen than at sumptuous banquets and levees. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
We are prisoners of our thoughts. We like to imprison everyone in the same prison and think that it will solve the problems of humanity. Yet everyone is unique; let them live freely and with harmony. - Debasish Mridha
While there is a lower class I am in it. While there is a criminal element I am of it. While there is a soul in prison I am not free. - Eugene V. Debs
The worst prison would be a closed heart. - Unknown
We are never free when we imprison ourselves in the prison of our fixed, false beliefs. - Debasish Mridha
Your self-imposed prison. That think called your COMFORT ZONE. Challenge it, stretch it. You will thank yourself. - Tony Curl
He offered her power, money, status...a giant prison, all in exchange for only...her soul. - Coco J. Ginger
You will never be free until you free yourself from the prison of other people's opinions of you. - Matshona Dhliwayo
In this universe, love is the liberating force from the prison of judgment. - Debasish Mridha
If love was a crime, God would encourage us all to go to prison. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Depression is a prison. For some it is easy and short, for others it is difficult and long. For some the days go by easier than most and for others the days are eternity. But it is your choice to try and escape. - C. Shultz
Why do you stay in the prison of stress when keys are in your hand? - Debasish Mridha
When you have wings of love to fly,why do you sit in a prison and cry? - Debasish Mridha
Find the window of unconditional love in your heart and liberate yourself from the prison of judgemental and conforming thoughts. - Debasish Mridha
Be free! Get out of your prison of conforming thoughts. - Debasish Mridha
You are a prisoner of your thoughts. Expand your thoughts and get out of the prison. - Debasish Mridha
We are a pluralist civilisation because we allow mosques to be built in our countries, and we are not going to stop simply because Christian missionaries are thrown into prison in Kabul. If we did so, we, too, would become Taliban. - Umberto Eco
Education shouldn’t be the prison of known knowledge, but it should be the bridge to find the yet unknown universe of knowledge. - Debasish Mridha
Years from now, when I'm successful and happy, ...and he's in prison... I hope I'm not too mature to gloat. - Bill Watterson
Man is often the prisoner of the culture he lives in. Question your culture to break the prison doors! Question it so that you can be able to see the incredible stupidities in your culture! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I know my worth. Never again will I condemn myself to the prison of a bad relationship. - Steve Maraboli
The securest place is a prison cell, but there is no liberty - Benjamin Franklin
The world we are is a secret prison and the secret prison is power. - Saminu Kanti
The best stories will come from jail, the people which are in the prison, also and from the victims. - Deyth Banger
We must beware the revenge of the starved senses, the embittered animal in its prison. - J.B. Priestley
The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget. - Mitchell Burgess
THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE, LIES WILL PUT YOU INTO PRISON - Nelson M. Lubao
We experience ourselves our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of 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. - Albert Einstein
Like some wondrous birds out of fairy tales, books sang their songs to me and spoke to me as though communing with one languishing in prison; they sang of the variety and richness of life, of man’s audacity in his strivings towards goodness and beauty. - Maxim Gorky
Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning. - Malcolm Gladwell
We are the prisoners of conformity. To get out of this prison, education is the only door and only opportunity. - Debasish Mridha
When people become prisoners of daily habits and happen to be hostages of choices, which they made in the past, but which they finally do not actually want, they experience the need to abandon their corporeal prison at a certain time in life. ( "Corporeal prison" ) - Erik Pevernagie
I would suggest that the prisons I incessantly create are not designed to lock me in, rather they are designed to lock the world out. And the oddity is that either way, I am a prisoner who has sentenced himself to a prison within which I do not belong. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I promise you that I will steal your heart and keep it in the prison of my love forever. - Debasish Mridha
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