What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man.
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
Sisters are brittle things. God was penurious with me, which makes me shrewd with Him. One is a dainty sum! One bird, one cage, one flight; one song in those far woods, as yet suspected by faith only!
To keep a person ignorant is to place them in a cage.
A forest bird never wants a cage.
The compelled mother loves her child as the caged bird sings. The song does not justify the cage nor the love the enforcement.
He who is conceived in a cage yearns for the cage.