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Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. - Samuel Johnson


I feel like the fellow in jail who is watching his scaffold being built. - Dwight David Eisenhower


I think that if the beast who sleeps in man could be held down by threats of any kind, whether of jail or retribution, then the highest emblem of humanity would be the lion tamer, not the prophet who sacrificed himself. - Boris Pasternak


If you seek violence, we will seek to put you in jail. - Edward J. Koch


There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail. - Will Rogers


I don't want to send them to jail. I want to send them to school. - Adlai Ewing Stevenson


No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned, a man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company. - Samuel Johnson


Be thy own palace or the world's thy jail. - John Donne