Stone walls do not a prison make nor iron bars a cage minds innocent and quiet take that for an hermitage.
We are all serving a life sentence in the dungeon of the self.
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.
Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.
A pedestal is as much a prison as any small space.
The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.
To be a prisoner means to be defined as a member of a group for whom the rules of what can be done to you, of what is seen as abuse of you, are reduced as part of the definition of your status.
Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.
If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They'll have enough to eat, a bed and roof over their heads. But if an American wants to preserve his dignity and his equality as a human Being, he must not bow his neck to any dictatorial government.
Prisons are built with stones of Law, Brothels with bricks of Religion.
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.