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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.
A prisoner in the Inquisition is never allowed to see the face of his accuser, or of the witnesses against him, but every method is taken by threats and tortures, to oblige him to accuse himself, and by that means corroborate their evidence.
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.
Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts.
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.
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.
A man man may dwell so long upon a thought that it may take him prisoner.
I live a very dull life here... indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
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.
You shouldn't be a prisoner of your own ideas.
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.
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.
Your secret is your prisoner; once you reveal it, you become its slave.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
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
My first concept was for a game in which you were a prisoner of war and simply had to escape. If you were caught, you'd be brought back to the prison. The idea was for a non-combat game.
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.
I am George Rogers Clark. You have just become a prisoner of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
George Rogers Clark
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.
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.
A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
I view my pitching on how confident I was out there, period. And if I lose that confidence, I can become a prisoner of my own mind.
Television is a prisoner of dialogue and steady-cam. People walk down a hall, and the camera follows them around a corner.
C. S. Lewis
John F. Kennedy
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