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Jailer Quotes


"Let fear be a counselor and not a jailer." - Tony Robbins

"The most exacting jailer is our own conscience." - Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

"Whatever you hold in contempt is your jailer." - Brendan Behan

"A jailer is as much a prisoner as his prisoner." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Tradition is a prison with majority opinion the modern jailer." - Henry S Haskins

"Tradition is a guide and not a jailer." - W Somerset Maugham

"Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer." - Dorothy Rowe

"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." - John F Kennedy

"When the friendly jailer gave Socrates the poison cup to drink, the jailer said: "Try to bear lightly what needs must be." Socrates did. He faced death with a calmness and resignation that touched the hem of divinity." - Dale Carnegie

"It's about realizing, painfully, you've kept that voice inside yourself, locked away from even yourself. And you step back and see that your jailer has changed faces. You realize you've become your own jailer." - Tori Amos

"I would rather have the United States as the world's policeman than the Soviet Union as the world's jailer." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"Ah," said the jailer, "do not always brood over what is impossible, or you will be mad in a fortnight." - Alexandre Dumas

"Life is the jailer, death the angel sent to draw the unwilling bolts and set us free." - James Russell Lowell

"Maybe you shouldn't be working as a jailer in Guantanamo. Maybe that's why you feel spiritually unhealthy." - Molly Crabapple

"For, what other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one's self !" - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"What other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one's self!" - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Life is the jailer of the soul in this filthy prison, and its only deliverer is death." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Americans are given the sole option of electing their jailer for four years and sometimes do him the honour of re-electing him." - Che Guevara

"I do not like 'but yet, it does allay The good precedence: fie upon 'but yet,' 'But yet' is as a jailer to bring forth Some monstrous malefactor." - William Shakespeare

"Approved attributes and their relation to face make every man his own jailer; this is a fundamental social constraint even though each man may like his cell." - Erving Goffman

"We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems, for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." - John F Kennedy

"He meant that when people laugh together, they cease to be young and old, master and pupils, jailer and prisoners. They become a single group of human beings enjoying its existence." - Gilbert Highet

"I lay there, no longer fighting, since my head was spinning too much. And because I was' going to win anyway. And because I kind of liked the feeling of sensual captivity, at least by this particular jailer." - Karen Chance

"The worst crime committed by totalitarian mind-sets is that they force their citizens, including their victims, to become complicit in their crimes. Dancing with your jailer, participating in your own execution, that is an act of utmost brutality." - Azar Nafisi

"I live in company with a body, a silent companion, exacting and eternal. He it is who notes that individuality which is the seal of the weakness of our race. My soul has wings, but the brutal jailer is strict." - Eugene Delacroix

"I lay there, no longer fighting, since my head was spinning too much. And because I wasn't going to win anyway. And because I kind of liked the feeling of sensual captivity, at least by this particular jailer." - Karen Chance

"A curious and eager soul was imprisoned in all this lard, but by dint of never refusing himself a pheasant or a goose or his daily procession of Roman wines, he was his own bitter jailer." - Thornton Wilder

"Jailer: You understand my position, sir, there's nothing I can do; I'm a plain, simple man and just want to keep out of trouble. More: Oh, Sweet Jesus! These plain, simple men!" - Robert Bolt

"You are the jailer and the jailed, You the impaler and the one that your own Million-fleshed self in dreams by night do hold in thrall and now at noon must kill." - Ray Bradbury

"Captain Hale, alone, without sympathy or support, save that from above, on the near approach of death asked for a clergyman to attend him. It was refused. He then requested a Bible; that too was refused by his inhuman jailer." - William Hull

"Natural death is independent of all reason and is really an irrational death, in which the pitiable substance of the shell determines how long the kernel is to exist or not; in which, accordingly, the stunted, diseased and dull witted jailer is lord, and indicates the moment at which his distinguished prisoner shall die." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"In lieu of those checks and balances central to our legal system, non-citizens face an executive that is now investigator, prosecutor, judge, jury and jailer or executioner. In an Orwellian twist, Bush's order calls this Soviet-style abomination 'a full and fair trial." - William Safire

"Cage of freedom, that's our prison; we're the jailer and captive combined Cage of freedom, cast in power; all the trappings of our own design. Blind ambition, steals our reason; we're soon behind those invisible bars On the inside, looking outside; to make it safer we double the guard." - Jon Anderson

"Church membership was so important that Paul and Silas baptized the Philippian jailer into the membership of Christ's church at midnight with Paul's back still bloody from a beating! He did not even wait till morning! Identification with Christ's church is important; without it, one must be treated 'as a heathen and publican.'" - Jay Adams

"Why the jailer does not leave open his prison doors,-why the judge does not dismiss his case,-why the preacher does not dismisshis congregation! It is because they do not obey the hint God gives them, nor accept the pardon which he freely offers to all." - Henry David Thoreau

"No leader or organization can achieve breakout growth until it treats, "we've always done it this way" as an opportunity to think anew rather than as a reason to stop thinking. Keep in mind, tradition should be a guide, not a jailer." - Michael Josephson

"Although you should not erase your responsibility for the past, when you make the past your jailer, you destroy your future. It is such a great moment of liberation when you learn to forgive yourself, let the burden go, and walk out into a new path of promise and possibility." - John O'Donohue

"A boy is a magical creature you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can't lock him out of your heart. You can get him out of your study, but you can't get him out of your mind. Might as well give up he is your captor, your jailer, your boss and your master a freckled-faced, pint-sized, cat-chasing bundle of noise. But when you come home at night with only the shattered pieces of your hopes and dreams, he can mend them like new with two magic words Hi, Dad!" - Alan Beck

"Yet there were times when he did love her with all the kindness she demanded, and how was she to know what were those times? Alone she raged against his cheerfulness and put herself at the mercy of her own love and longed to be free of it because it made her less than he and dependent on him. But how could she be free of chains she had put upon herself? Her soul was all tempest. The dreams she had once had of her life were dead. She was in prison in the house. And yet who was her jailer except herself?" - Pearl S Buck