A Quote by Joseph Allen on book burning, imprisonment, genius, time, and ignorant

“The burning of an author's books, imprisonment for opinion's sake, has always been the tribute that an ignorant age pays to the genius of its time."

Joseph Allen

Source: Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1788

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on life, loss, imprisonment, youth, age, pride, envy, and suffering

What will it matter to him if he notices that he is growing old? Has he any reason to envy the young people whom he sees, or wax nostalgic over his own lost youth? What reasons has he to envy a young person? For the possibilities that a young person has, the future which is in store for him? "No, thank you," he will think. "Instead of possibilities, I have realities in my past, not only the reality of work done and love loved, but of sufferings bravely suffered. These sufferings are even the things of which I am most proud, though these things are things that cannot inspire envy.

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Man's Search for Meaning

Contributed by: Autumn

A Quote by Derrick Z. Jackson on imprisonment, prison, illegal, drugs, salvia, and racism

From The Week March 28, 2008

America, Land of the Unfree  Derrick Z. Jackson The Boston Globe

What is the “world’s leading prison sate”?  asked Derrick Z. Jackson.  You might think it is repressive China or Putin’s Russia.  But as a recent Pew Center study recently revealed, it’s the U.S., where 2.3 million people – one out of every 100 adult Americans – now languish behind bars.  Per Capita, our rate of imprisonment easily exceeds that of Russia, is six times that of China, and seven times that of Germany and France.  The primary crime behind this swelling population is not robbery or murder but the sale and possession of drugs.  Under draconian laws adopted during the crack epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s, most of those sentenced to long prison terms are black:  One in 15 black men is in jail, compared to one in 106 white males.  Yet, in an amazing act of hypocrisy, the State Department last week issued an annual human-rights report that condemned Russia, Burma, and China for arbitrarily imprisoning too many of their citizens.  Nations that live in glass prisons shouldn’t throw stones.

Derrick Z. Jackson

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Mr. on freedom, imprisonment, discovery, and escape

I've been down so very long imprisoned in my life's situation. Hungering for some kind of escape but eager in my anticipation. Because now, I've finally discovered a way out and if you come looking for me, I can be easily found in my freedom.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Song: Freedom By Mr. Prophet

Contributed by: Mr.

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