Definition, rationality, and structure are ways of seeing, but they become prisons when they blank out other ways of seeing.
History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself.
A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
Women have worked hard; starved in prison; given of their time and lives that we might sit in the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.
Fast closed with double grills
And triple gates – the cell
To wicked souls is hell;
But to a mind that's innocent
'Tis only iron, wood and stone.
One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.
The worst of prison life, he thought, was not being able to close his door.
Fear can be like a prison. It is, however, a self made prison. Many are imprisoned by fear. No one else can liberate them from this prison. Others may inspire them but they must liberate themselves.
It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations.
Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.
I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.
The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison walls.
The only difference between me and my fellow actors is that I've spent more time in jail.
There is no greater punishment of wickedness that that it is dissatisfied with itself and its deeds.