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Picture quote by Deepak Chopra about reaction

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future. ⏤ Deepak Chopra


Picture quote by Bob Marley about freedom

Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life. ⏤ Bob Marley


Picture quote by Stephen King about freedom

Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free. ⏤ Stephen King


Picture quote by Lao Tzu about think

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. ⏤ Lao Tzu


Picture quote by Rumi about inspirational

Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open? ⏤ Rumi


Picture quote about people

The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think.


Picture quote about fear

The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think.


Picture quote by Tim Fargo about mind

Your mind is your prison when you focus on your fear. ⏤ Tim Fargo


Picture quote by Tim Fargo about mind

Your mind is your prison when you focus on your fear. ⏤ Tim Fargo


Picture quote by Victor Hugo about learning

He who opens a school door, closes a prison. ⏤ Victor Hugo


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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, president

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.

Israel Zangwill, novelist

You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.

Craig L. Thomas, politician

We are all serving a life sentence in the dungeon of the self.

Cyril Connolly, intellectual

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.

Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher

Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won't fatten the dog.

Mark Twain, author

Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with the other men. There is a three year waiting list.

Yakov Smirnoff, comedian

It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.

Mario Vargas Llosa, writer

In prison, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.

Eldridge Cleaver, activist

He that is taken and put into prison or chains is not conquered, though overcome; for he is still an enemy.

Thomas Hobbes, philosopher

During my time in prison, I told myself that I wanted to be a part of the solution and not the problem.

Michael Vick, athlete

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

Jails and prisons are the complement of schools; so many less as you have of the latter, so many more must you have of the former.

Horace Mann, educator

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

H. L. Mencken, writer

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.

Henry David Thoreau, author

A fly and a flea in a flueWere imprisoned, so what could they do?Said the Flea, Let us fly!Said the Fly, Let us flee!So they fled through a flaw in the flue.

Anonymous,

Stone walls do not a prison make nor iron bars a cage; minds innocent and quiet take that for an hermitage.

Richard Lovelace, poet

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, politician

Prison Break is so far-fetched, I had to make viewers believe that Michael is capable of making the impossible possible.

Wentworth Miller, actor

I turn and turn in my cell like a fly that doesn't know where to die.

Antonio Gramsci, politician

America is the land of the second chance - and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.

George W. Bush, president

In the deregulated realm of US banking and finance, crime does occasionally pay for its foul deeds, not in prison time but by making modest rebates to the victims.

William Greider, author

In 1960, when I came out of prison as an ex-convict, I had more freedom under parolee supervision than there's available... in America right now.

Merle Haggard, musician

We can't have cellphones, TV, radio or the Internet. If the president died, we'd have no idea. There's no normalcy. It's just like prison, with cameras.

Nicole Polizzi, celebrity

My character in 'Prison Break' needs to be formidable. In reality, I'm not very tough at all.

Wentworth Miller, actor

When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.

Mike Tyson, athlete

I did almost a year in prison, a year in prison, just because my name is Foxy Brown.

Foxy Brown, musician

I devoted my career to building an affinity with my fans who have supported me unflinchingly and no barbed wire fence or prison wall will stop that.

Foxy Brown, musician

I wish I could undo what I did at Enron but I can't. I understand that I deserve punishment. Your honor, I accept the prison sentence that you are about to impose and will serve it without bitterness.

Andrew Fastow, criminal

It is perfectly possible for a man to be out of prison and yet not free—to be under no physical constraint and yet be a psychological captive, compelled to think, feel and act as the representatives of the national state, or of some private interest within the nation wants him to think, feel and act. . . . To him the walls of his prison are invisible and he believes himself to be free.

Aldous Huxley, novelist

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.

Aung San Suu Kyi, activist

Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.

Richard Lovelace, poet

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.

W. C. Fields, comedian

I am now going from a prison to a palace: I have finished my work, and am now going to receive my wages.

Christopher Love, educator

Men who are in prison for rape think it's the dumbest thing that ever happened... they were put in jail for something very little different from what most men do most of the time and call it sex. The only difference is they got caught. It may also be true.

Catharine MacKinnon, activist

But you see, that's the gilded prison of fashion. We're riding in private jets, and meantime I was so incredibly, painfully sad and lonely.

Janice Dickinson, model

I'm still friendly with Dean. He still calls me on the phone from time to time. John Dean was fired and later ended up spending some time in prison for his role in Watergate.

Fred F. Fielding, lawyer

The prisoner is not the one who has committed a crime, but the one who clings to his crime and lives it over and over.

Henry Miller, author

Anyone who has been to an English public school will always feel comparatively at home in prison. It is the people brought up in the gay intimacy of the slums who find prison so soul-destroying.

Evelyn Waugh, author

I know not whether Laws be right or whether Laws be wrong; all that we know who live in gaol is that the wall is strong; and that each day is like a year, a year whose days are long.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Why you kill me? I never did you anything. Not kill me! I beg not to be locked up. Never let me out of my prison - not kill me! You kill me before I understand what life is. You must tell me why you locked me up!

Kaspar Hauser, celebrity

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.

Ellen Wilkinson, politician

The percentage of Americans in the prison system, has doubled since 1985.

Serj Tankian, musician

I've never seen American Idol but I am grateful to them. That show is one of Fox's biggest moneymakers, and some of that money goes to pay for shows like Prison Break. Simon Cowell's been signing my paychecks and for that I say thanks.

Wentworth Miller, actor

There'll be moments when I'm out in the prison yard, chatting with the cast and the crew, getting ready to shoot a scene. And then I'll remember if I were actually an inmate, I'd only be out there an hour. The other 23 hours of the day, I'd be in my cell. It's kind of a downer.

Wentworth Miller, actor

When it comes to the point where you occasionally look forward to being in prison on the basis that you might be able to spend a day reading a book, the realization dawns that perhaps the situation has become a little more stressful than you would like.

Julian Assange, activist

The first day I walked into prison, and he slammed that door, I knew the magnitude of the decision that I made, and the poor judgment, and what I allowed to happen to the animals. And, you know, it's no way of explaining the hurt and the guilt that I felt. And that was the reason I cried so many nights.

Michael Vick, athlete

What I did, you know, being away from my family, letting so many people down. I let myself down, not being out on the football field, being in a prison bed, in a prison bunk, writing letters home, you know. That wasn't my life.

Michael Vick, athlete

That wasn't the way that things was supposed to be. And all because the so-called culture that I thought was right, that I thought it was cool, and I thought it was fun, and it was exciting at the time. It all led to me laying in a prison bunk by myself with no one to talk to but myself.

Michael Vick, athlete

Racism is a moral catastrophe, most graphically seen in the prison industrial complex and targeted police surveillance in black and brown ghettos rendered invisible in public discourse.

Cornel West, educator

I'd go to swim practice, put my face in the water, and I didn't have to talk to anybody. Swimming was like my escape, but it was also like this huge prison because I felt like I had to swim up to people's standards.

Amanda Beard, athlete

I never thought about becoming a politician. But during the military dictatorship, my grandfather was put in prison six times and my father twice. If my family and my country didn't have this history, I might be a professor somewhere today.

Georgios A. Papandreou, politician

Yeah, I've gotten a few letters from prison.

Elisha Cuthbert, actress

If you put a woman in prison for four years when she's young and make her pay her time in a horrible place and she wants to come out and work, and become a mother and be a contributor to society and pay taxes and you never give her that chance. There is something un-Canadian about that.

Kevin O'Leary, businessman

Very few people deserted me when I went to prison. They stayed loyal.

Jeffrey Archer, politician

I was a lawyer for 10 years, and several of my clients had the misfortune, through no fault of my own, of going to prison. I visited them occasionally.

John Grisham, writer

Blake said that the body was the soul's prison unless the five senses are fully developed and open. He considered the senses the 'windows of the soul.' When sex involves all the senses intensely, it can be like a mystical experence.

Jim Morrison, musician

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, philosopher

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.

Gloria Steinem, activist

I visited my father for the full ten years that he was in prison, so we already had a deep and loving relationship, and remembered our mother at those times.

Sam Sheppard, scientist

The four walls of paper are like a prison because every idea wants to spring out in all directions - everything is connected with everything else, sometimes more than others.

Ted Nelson, author

I don't like being famous - it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse.

Valentino Rossi, athlete

Playing the role of Christ was like being in a prison. It was the hardest part I've ever had to play in my life. I couldn't smoke or drink in public. I couldn't.

Max von Sydow, actor

When I finished the role of Christ, I felt as though I'd been let out on parole. A man who has served 18 months isn't eager to go back to prison.

Max von Sydow, actor

I think of my brother just out of prison again. He will have spent ten years of the last 30 in prison.

Daniel Berrigan, clergyman

There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.

Daniel Berrigan, clergyman

We have one of our priests in prison right now, Steve Kelly, for his antiwar actions, and three of us in the community are forbidden to visit him because we're all convicted felons.

Daniel Berrigan, clergyman

Prosecution I have managed to avoid; but I have been arrested, charged in a police court, have refused to be bound over, and thereupon have been unconditionally released - to my great regret; for I have always wanted to know what going to prison was like.

Laurence Housman, playwright

Until the year 1967, it was a crime, for which you could be put in prison, to make homosexual love to someone in your own house. If they came in and caught you at it, you could be put into prison. This has changed - I'm talking about England, incidentally.

Patrick Macnee, actor

Questions are a burden to others; answers are a prison for oneself.

Patrick Mcgoohan,

I stagnated in prison a long time, and I have wasted most of my life.

Gary Mark Gilmore,

We have initiated programs for re-entry offenders, since some 500,000 to 600,000 offenders will come out of prison each year for the next three or four years. We want to have positive alternatives when they come back to the community.

Janet Reno, public servant

It may seem a hard task to condemn fellow creatures to long years of confinement in prison, but it is not so hard if they clearly deserve it.

Thomas Mellon, businessman

I'm in prison. But my heart and mind is free. Gangsta haters on the streets are doing more time than me. They need 30 police escorts with them every time they walk down the street.

Suge Knight, producer

In prison, you get the chance to see who really loves you.

Suge Knight, producer

Prison make you a better judge of character. You pick up on people much faster.

Suge Knight, producer

Detainee policy in this war is hard, it's complicated, but we must get it right. We would be better off as a nation if we could close Gitmo safely and start a new prison that he could use that the world would see as a better way to doing business.

Lindsey Graham, politician

The White House is the finest prison in the world.

Harry S Truman, president

There are thousands of Palestinians in prison virtually for no reason.

Alice Walker, author

The Raiders of old were vicious and crazy and cruel. Hanging around their locker room was like hanging around the weight room at Folsom Prison.

Hunter S. Thompson, journalist

To try to raise a son from inside the prison walls is a very difficult thing. But I want to say to the world my son at 16 was the one who tried the most to get me out of prison.

Jim Bakker, celebrity

I really don't pay attention to the outside world when I'm incarcerated, because being in prison is like being in a different world. So I don't pay attention to what's going on outside of jail, because it's all beyond my control.

Kevin Gates, rapper

Prison was the best thing that ever happened to me.

Kevin Gates, rapper

When you're in prison, you want to know that you were thought about.

Kevin Gates, rapper

Jail didn't make me find God, He's always been there. They can lock me up, but my spirit and my love can never be confined to prison walls.

Lil Wayne, rapper

Prison life, fortunately, I spent a lot of years, about 18 years with other prisoners, and, as I say, they enriched your soul.

Nelson Mandela, statesman

On one of my last days at school, the headmaster said I would either end up in prison or become a millionaire. That was quite a startling prediction, but in some respects, he was right on both counts!

Richard Branson, businessman

Thieves must sit in prison.

Vladimir Putin, statesman

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, journalist

In my country we go to prison first and then become President. Apartheid Documentary

Nelson Mandela, statesman

In prison, inmates sometimes use Cheetos and grape juice as makeup. I wouldn't use that beauty regimen around Britney Spears - she might lick your face off!

Joel McHale, comedian

There's no doubt I expect to die in prison.

Jack Kevorkian, activist

The Stanford prison experiment came out of class exercises in which I encouraged students to understand the dynamics of prison life.

Philip Zimbardo, psychologist

The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.

Nathaniel Hawthorne, novelist

The once all-powerful ruler of Iraq was found in a hole, and now sits in a prison cell.

George W. Bush, president

Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.

Tim Allen, comedian

America has the longest prison sentences in the West, yet the only condition long sentences demonstrably cure is heterosexuality.

Bruce Jackson, public servant

The candle burns not for us, but for all those whom we failed to rescue from prison, who were shot on the way to prison, who were tortured, who were kidnapped, who "disappeared". That's what the candle is for.

Peter Benenson, lawyer

On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War.

Michael Badnarik, politician

Art led the way for me to recover. He got out of prison before me and started traveling all over the world before I did. He showed me by example that it could be done, and I'll always love him for that.

Frank Morgan, actor

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