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Definition of Prison

Prison

  1. A place where persons are confined, or restrained of personal liberty; hence, a place or state o/ confinement, restraint, or safe custody.
  2. Specifically, a building for the safe custody or confinement of criminals and others committed by lawful authority.
  3. To imprison; to shut up in, or as in, a prison; to confine; to restrain from liberty.
  4. To bind (together); to enchain.

Prison Quotations

The real power of the Buddha was that he had so much love. He saw people trapped in their notions of small separate self, feeling guilty or proud of that self, and he offered revolutionary teachings that resounded like a lion's roar, like a great rising tide, helping people to wake up and break free from the prison of ignorance.
Nhat Hanh

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

Dogmas are collective conceptual prisons. And the strange thing is that people love their prison cells because they give them a sense of security and a false sense of 'I know.' Nothing has inflicted more suffering on humanity than its dogmas.
Eckhart Tolle

One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.
Oscar Wilde

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
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Prison Translations

prison in Dutch is nor, kerker, gevangenis
prison in Latin is claustrum, carcer
prison in Norwegian is fengsel
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