Quotes of Confinement

“ The weariest and most loathed worldly life, that age, ache, penury and imprisonment can lay on nature is a paradise, to what we fear of death. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ For, lo, our fathers have fallen by the sword, and our sons and our daughters and our wives are in captivity for this. ”

- Bible

“ We're all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life! ”

- Tennessee Williams

“ Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness and captivity would, without this comfort, be insupportable. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make a singer. The voice is a wild thing. It can't be bred in captivity. It is a sport, like the silver. ”

- Willa Cather

“ Soon after this, my companion in captivity, John Stewart, was killed by the savages, and the man that came with my brother returned home by himself. ”

- Daniel Boone

“ In durance vile here must I wake and weep, And all my frowsy couch in sorrow steep. ”

- Robert Burns

“ Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits. ”

- Bible

“ We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life. ”

- Tennessee Williams

“ I don't know. I have never been to prison. ”

- Dan Marino

“ When love's well-timed 'tis not a fault of love; The strong, the brave, the virtuous, and the wise, Sink in the soft captivity together. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ The United States has been called the melting pot of the world. But it seems to me that the colored man either missed getting into the pot or he got melted down. ”

- Thurgood Marshall

“ Liberty is one of the most precious gifts which heaven has bestowed on man; with it we cannot compare the treasures which the earth contains or the sea conceals; for liberty, as for honor, we can and ought to risk our lives; and, on for the other hand, captivity is the greatest evil that can befall man. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ When I shall bring again their captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, and the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, then will I bring again the captivity of thy captives in the midst of them: / That thou mayest bear thine own shame, and mayest be confounded in all that thou hast done, in that thou art a comfort unto them. ”

- Bible

“ Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled: cry, ye daughters of Rabbah, gird you with sackcloth; lament, and run to and fro by the hedges; for their king shall go into captivity, and his priests and his princes together. ”

- Bible

“ I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ The bottom line is that there are 400,000 frozen embryos in the United States, and a large percentage of those are going to be thrown out. Regardless of what you think the moral status of those embryos is, it makes sense to me that it's a better moral decision to use them to help people than just to throw them out… ”

- James Thomson

“ In this country, don't forget, a habit is no damn private hell. There's no solitary confinement outside of jail. A habit is hell for those you love. And in this country it's the worst kind of hell for those who love you. ”

- Billie Holiday

“ They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand. ”

- Bible

“ The wind shall eat up all thy pastors, and thy lovers shall go into captivity: surely then shalt thou be ashamed and confounded for all thy wickedness. ”

- Bible

“ If I should ever be captured, I want no negotiation - and if I should request a negotiation from captivity they should consider that a sign of duress. ”

- Henry Kissinger

“ Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. ”

- Bible

“ Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the LORD hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone into captivity before the enemy. ”

- Bible

“ Did you know that dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish? ”

- Unknown

“ People should not be imprisoned without having the ability to challenge the legality of that imprisonment. ”

- Jeff Bingaman

“ If you're living completely on your own, break out of solitary confinement. Seek to understand others, and help them understand you. ”

- Martha Beck

“ Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. ”

- Bible

“ It is time for the government of China to stop holding innocent religious figures in captivity merely for peacefully protesting China's occupation of Tibet. ”

- Sam Brownback

“ The fundamental sense of freedom is freedom from chains, from imprisonment, from enslavement by others. The rest is extension of this sense, or else metaphor. ”

- Isaiah Berlin

“ And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore. ”

- Bible
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