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We can't just rail against crime. We must speak of the root problems - devastating family breakup, an insidious culture of violence that cheapens human life, skyrocketing prisoner recidivism rates that rob our communities of husbands and fathers - and recognize that there is a societal role in rehabilitation and restoration.
The past is a great place and I don't want to erase it or to regret it, but I don't want to be its prisoner either.
The spring wakes us, nurtures us and revitalizes us. How often does your spring come? If you are a prisoner of the calendar, it comes once a year. If you are creating authentic power, it comes frequently, or very frequently.
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
Lewis B. Smedes
Money is my military, each dollar a soldier. I never send my money into battle unprepared and undefended. I send it to conquer and take currency prisoner and bring it back to me.
I live a very dull life here... indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: 'It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.
You shouldn't be a prisoner of your own ideas.
A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
A political prisoner is someone who is out fighting for his or her people's rights and freedom and is imprisoned for that alone.
Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts.
Every invalid is a prisoner.
Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.
Edward R. Murrow
An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.
There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear.
In the final choice a soldier's pack is not so heavy as a prisoner's chains.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
I know that I'm already in the history books and that people are going to remember me as the prisoner of war and the fabricated stories, but you know, to me I was just another soldier over there doing my job.
The prisoner is not the one who has commited a crime, but the one who clings to his crime and lives it over and over.
And now, dear sister, I must leave this house or the retreating army will make me a prisoner in it by filling up the road I am directed to take.
I would only read the novels that people classify as 'beach books' if I were being held prisoner and the only alternative was the 'Book of Mormon.'
In prison, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.
I'm not obsessed by looks. I think you can become a prisoner of your own image.
You can feel very quickly as a prisoner of your past, of the memories.
Your secret is your prisoner; once you reveal it, you become its slave.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
The middle class, that prisoner of the barbarian 20th century.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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