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To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
Lewis B. Smedes
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.
There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear.
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.
In the final choice a soldier's pack is not so heavy as a prisoner's chains.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.
Edward R. Murrow
Every invalid is a prisoner.
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.
Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts.
A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
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.
In prison, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.
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.
I grew up listening in awe to stories of their wartime adventures. My granny, Joan, was a journalist and wrote amazing letters to my grandpa when he was a prisoner of war, while my nana, Mary, was a Land Girl, then a Wren. They were so independent, resilient and glamorous.
I live a very dull life here... indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
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 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.'
You can feel very quickly as a prisoner of your past, of the memories.
I'm not obsessed by looks. I think you can become a prisoner of your own image.
Your secret is your prisoner; once you reveal it, you become its slave.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
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.
The middle class, that prisoner of the barbarian 20th century.
There are times when I flick through magazines and think I'm in danger of becoming a prisoner of my own hair.
John F. Kennedy
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