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To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
Lewis B. Smedes
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.
Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts.
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.
I live a very dull life here... indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
You shouldn't be a prisoner of your own ideas.
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.
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.
Due to the fact that I experienced personally the situation of a political prisoner, I have an historical commitment to all those that were or are prisoners just because they expressed their views, their public opinion, their own opinions.
Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.
Edward R. Murrow
To be a prisoner means to be defined as a member of a group for whom the rules of what can be done to you, of what is seen as abuse of you, are reduced as part of the definition of your status.
It's easy enough to foist your music collection on your kids. Lectures are not required; you just play the stuff while they are prisoner in the back seat on a long drive, or softly in the background while eating dinner.
A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
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.
A man man may dwell so long upon a thought that it may take him prisoner.
Television is a prisoner of dialogue and steady-cam. People walk down a hall, and the camera follows them around a corner.
A person may dwell so long upon a thought that it may take him a prisoner.
E. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
Every invalid is a prisoner.
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.
A defence in the Inquisition is of little use to the prisoner, for a suspicion only is deemed sufficient cause of condemnation, and the greater his wealth the greater his danger.
There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear.
Your secret is your prisoner; once you reveal it, you become its slave.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
In the final choice a soldier's pack is not so heavy as a prisoner's chains.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
A political prisoner is someone who is out fighting for his or her people's rights and freedom and is imprisoned for that alone.
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.'
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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