That there is also freedom in captivity, only a prisoner can claim. Coming from a prison guard, this statement would be blasphemy.
I stood inVenice, on the Bridge of Sighs; A palace and a prison on each hand: I saw from out the wave her structures rise As from the stroke of the enchanter's wand: A thousand years their cloudy wings expand Around me, and a dying Glory smiles O'er the far times, when manya subject land Look'd to the winged Lion's marble piles, WhereVenice sate in state, thron'd on her hundred isles!Rochdale
Home is the girl's prison and the woman's workhouse.George Bernard Shaw
I was always much impressed, in reading prison memoirs of revolutionists, such as Lenin and Trotsky ... by the amount of reading they did, the languages they studied, the range of their plans for a better social order. (Or rather, for a new social order.) In the Acts of the Apostles there are constant references to the Way and the New Man.dorothy day
What a misfortune it isto be bornawoman!? Why seek for knowledge, which can prove only that our wretchedness is irremediable? If a ray of light break in upon us, it is but to make darkness more visible; to show usthenew limits, the Gothic structure, theimpenetrable barriers of our prison.Maria Edgeworth
Then the law to him Is like a foul black cobweb to a spider; He makes it his dwelling, and a prison To entangle those shall feed him.john webster
Changi became my university instead of my prison. ... Among the inmates there were experts in all walks of life — the high and the low roads. I studied and absorbed everything I could from physics to counterfeiting, but most of all I learned the art of surviving.james clavell
People have passed through a very dark tunnel at the end of which there was a light of freedom. Unexpectedly they passed through the prison gates and found themselves in a square. They are now free and they don't know where to go.václav havel
When [Nelson Mandela] was in prison I admired him for his moral strength...Of his period in power I can see few results. Apartheid no longer exists, at least to all appearances, but no one understands what the new government in South Africa is doing.mengistu haile mariam
He is remembered in Nigeria with awe, both for a political boldness that landed him in prison and for a commanding intellect that is manifest in every genre he tackles.wole soyinka
After the last notes of Gotterdammerung I felt as though I had been let out of prison.pyotr ilyich tchaikovsky
Un soir, l'âme du vin chantait dans les bouteilles: "Homme, vers toi je pousse, ô cher déshérité, Sous ma prison de verre et mes cires vermeilles."Charles Baudelaire
Nelson Mandela can rot in prison until he dies or I die, whichever takes longer.pieter willem botha
Man’s own form in space – his body – was a private prison; and that it was because of this imprisoning misery – because he was hungry and overworked and went to a horrid place called home late at night in the rain, and his bones ached and his head was heavy.willem de kooning
Why should you shake hands with somebody who's keeping Americans in prison? I mean, what's the point? Neville Chamberlain shook hands with Hitler.john mccain
Show me a prison, show me a jail Show me a pris'ner whose face has grown pale And I'll show you a young man With many reasons why There but for fortune, go you or I.Phil Ochs, in "There but for Fortune" (1963)
Two men look out between the same prison bars, one sees the mud, the other sees the stars.Variant of a famous proverb, often attributed to Frederick Langbridge
Regardless of nationality, all men are brothers. God is "our Father who art in heaven ." The commandment "Thou shalt not kill" is unconditional and inexorable. … The lowly Nazarene taught us the doctrine of non-resistance, and so convinced was he of the soundness of that doctrine that he sealed his belief with death on the cross. … When human law conflicts with Divine law, my duty is clear. Conscience, my infallible guide, impels me to tell you that prison, death, or both, are infinitely preferable to joining any branch of the Army.Ben Salmon, in a Letter To President Wilson (June 5, 1917)
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison … the only house in a slave State in which a free man can abide with honor .Henry David Thoreau, in Civil Disobedience (1849).
Remember that the Unification Church rose, not in freedom, but from a prison, the pit of suffering.sun myung moon
This is the first time authorities helped me escape prison.Who: George Sitts, convicted murderer before his electrocution in 1947 in South Dakota
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