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When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see the real you, or what you have been conditioned to believe is you? The two are so, so different. One is an infinite consciousness capable of being and creating whatever it chooses, the other is an illusion imprisoned by its own perceived and programmed limitations.
We are imprisoned in the realm of life, like a sailor on his tiny boat, on an infinite ocean.
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.
I think history is continuous. It doesn't begin or end on Pearl Harbor Day or the day Lyndon Johnson withdraws from the presidency or on 9/11. You have to learn from the past but not be imprisoned by it. You need to take counsel of history but never be imprisoned by it.
The Chinese people have been forced to forget the Tiananmen massacre. There has been no public debate about the event, no official apology. The media aren't allowed to mention it. Still today people are being persecuted and imprisoned for disseminating information about it.
I was first imprisoned in Pretoria, and then, thereafter, I was taken to Robben Island. I stayed there for a couple of weeks. I was taken back to Pretoria when I was charged in the Rivonia trial, when I was then sent to Robben Island for life.
It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.
Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed by them.
Henry David Thoreau
In our natural state, we are glorious beings. In the world of illusion, we are lost and imprisoned, slaves to our appetites and our will to false power.
But recently I began to feel that maybe I wouldn't be able to do what I want to do and need to do with American musicians, who are imprisoned behind these bars; music's got these bars and measures you know.
With my somewhat vague aspiring mind, to be imprisoned in the rude details of a most material life was often irksome.
Open your newspaper - any day of the week - and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government.
Bradley Manning has been imprisoned without charge, under torture, which is what solitary confinement is.
Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis - once that crisis can be recognized and understood.
Prostitution, although hounded, imprisoned, and chained, is nevertheless the greatest triumph of Puritanism.
A political prisoner is someone who is out fighting for his or her people's rights and freedom and is imprisoned for that alone.
Very few men imprisoned for economic crimes or even crimes of passion against the oppressor feel that they are really guilty.
And also I didn't want my future to be just sitting in a room and be imprisoned in my four walls and just cooking and giving birth to children. I didn't want to see my life in that way.
I haven't read enough of the Bible. You know, I'm saving the Bible for if I ever get imprisoned, and the only reading material was the Bible.
Imprisoned in every fat man a thin man is wildly signaling to be let out.
Everybody seems to be imprisoned in their own sectarian or political affiliations. They don't seem to be able to rise above these things.
Most of us are imprisoned by something. We're living in darkness until something flips on the switch.
In China, where you can be arrested and imprisoned for your faith, getting together with other Christians is a lifeline and you'll risk anything for the privilege. No one attends church in China casually, or for a social advantage - quite the opposite.
One of the striking features of the form of globalisation that has now been established is that it is based on the premise that goods and even capital should be free to roam but labour must remain imprisoned within the nation state.
I do not come bearing a party label on my sleeve - or a quick fix in my back pocket. I do not come with a rigid ideology in my heart - or a soul that tells me to go it alone. I do not come to uproot tradition - or to be imprisoned by it.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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