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Prisoners Quotes

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Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Most of us are prisoners of habit,
and don't even notice that we do the same things,
think the same things, want the same things each day -
mostly without conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important issue is clearly not the quality
of treatment and care of these prisoners;
rather it is the perplexing issue of what we now do with them.
- Charles Foster Bass

 

Only a free West can help the prisoners of today's left-
and right-wing dictatorships.
- Barbara Amiel

If we go to Chihuahua we must be considered as prisoners of war?
- Zebulon Pike

Pain dies quickly, and lets her weary prisoners go;
the fiercest agonies have shortest reign.
- William C. Bryant

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American soldiers had to guard prisoners on the inside
while receiving mortar and weapons fire from the outside.
Guantanamo is distant from any battlefield,
making it far more secure.
- John Yoo

Through my illness I learned rejection.
I was written off.
That was the moment I thought, Okay,
game on.
No prisoners.
Everybody's going down.
- Lance Armstrong

It is also asserted that the election settled the matters
of the war and the torture of prisoners.
These are dead issues that no longer need be addressed.
- Andrew Greeley

For the past seven years we have been cracking down on crime in Missouri,
passing tougher laws for drug crimes and sex offenses
and requiring prisoners to serve more time.
- Mel Carnahan

The vast majority of prisoners at Abu Ghraib,
even after interrogation, had no further intel value whatsoever.
- Janis Karpinski

Only free men can negotiate;
prisoners cannot enter into contracts.
Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
- Nelson Mandela

Both sides were supposed to release all their prisoners,
those were unconditional.
There was some prisoner release that took place but
it's not been satisfactory.
- Warren Christopher

So what really works? Treatments in jail do some good,
but it's mostly too late: finding a family and a job
or just growing older make most prisoners eventually give up crime.
- Polly Toynbee

On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists,
who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding
in prison caused by the Drug War.
- Michael Badnarik

In Vietnam we have no political prisoners.
No one is arrested or jailed for his or her speech or point of view.
They are put in jail because they violated the law.
- Nong Duc Manh

Better to make prime ministers out of prisoners than
prisoners out of prime ministers.
- Lord Caradon

Women are dominating the charts, and women are doing it for themselves.
We're kicking butt and taking no prisoners.
- Patti LaBelle

Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the
future or living in the past.
They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins.
- Carlos Santana

It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power
machinery with democracy.
But then neither can political prisoners turn on the
light in the cells of a dictatorship.
- Corazon Aquino

The witty woman is a tragic figure in American life.
Wit destroys eroticism and eroticism destroys wit,
so women must choose between taking lovers and taking no prisoners.
- Florence King

There was never in my mind a desire to give in on the
subject of freeing the political prisoners.
- Robert Bourassa

The prisoners eyed the clothes some time,
and laughed a good deal among themselves before they put them on.
- Lewis Tappan

More than 90 percent of all the prisoners in our American
prisons have been abused as children.
- John Powell

The curiosity to see the prisoners appears to be unabated.
- Lewis Tappan

In the decline of the day, near Kentucky river,
as we ascended the brow of a small hill,
a number of Indians rushed out of a thick cane-brake upon us,
and made us prisoners.
- Daniel Boone

I began to feel that, in a sense, we were all prisoners of our own history.
- Roland Joffe

Most of the prisoners told the interpreter that they are from Mandingo.
- Lewis Tappan

When I'm forced by circumstances to be in a crowd of prisoners,
it's all I can do to refrain from attack.
- Jack Henry Abbott

Hundreds of political prisoners still suffer in Tibetan prisons.
Freedom of speech is not allowed in any sense.
It is illegal to possess a photo of the Dalai Lama.
- Joanna Lumley

Without history we are the prisoners of the accident
of where and when we were born.
- Donald Kagan

In light of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal,
critics are arguing that abuses of Iraqi prisoners
are being produced by a climate of disregard for the laws of war.
- John Yoo

Workers of France, it is for the freedom of the prisoners
that you will go to work in Germany!
It is for our country that you will go in large numbers!
- Pierre Laval

Military police know what to do, they know the Geneva Conventions,
and their objective is to provide a safe,
secure, fair environment for prisoners under their control.
- Janis Karpinski

The African prisoners are orderly and peaceable among themselves.
- Lewis Tappan

Without territory, it does not even have the resources
to provide detention facilities for prisoners,
even if it were interested in holding captured POWs.
- John Yoo

I believe that free and civilized societies do not
hold prisoners incommunicado.
- Tom McClintock

When it comes to the cause of justice,
I take no prisoners and I don't believe in compromise.
- Mary Frances Berry

Free and civilized societies do not hold prisoners incommunicado.
- Tom McClintock

The photographs of Iraqi prisoners being subjected
to degrading and humiliating treatment by their captors,
and the reports of acts of sexual abuse,
physical abuse, and other acts of maltreatment shock the conscience.
- Ed Markey

It has never demonstrated any desire to provide humane
treatment to captured Americans.
If anything, the murders of Nicholas Berg and Daniel
Pearl declare al Qaeda's intentions to kill even innocent civilian prisoners.
- John Yoo

I have to say when we talk about the treatment of these
prisoners that I would guess that these prisoners wake
up every morning thanking Allah that Saddam Hussein
is not in charge of these prisons.
- James Inhofe

We are victims of evil customs.
It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut
up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners.
There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition
in which our women have to live.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each
other by knocking on the wall.
The wall is the thing which separates them but is also
their means of communication.
It is the same with us and God.
Every separation is a link.
- Simone Weil

It is important that people support prisoners of the
Italian state like Joe in whatever way they can.
I was not allowed contact with a lawyer for the first 24 hours,
and no phone calls were permitted, but apparently telegrams
have been getting through to Joe.
- John Blair

One of the men attached to the prison was the occasion
of great amusement on the part of the prisoners,
as well as the spectators, by taking a large lump of
ice to show these strangers from the tropics.
- Lewis Tappan

If they're in cell block 1A or 1B, these prisoners -
they're murderers,
they're terrorists, they're insurgents.
Many of them probably have American blood on their hands.
And here we're so concerned about the treatment of those individuals.
- James Inhofe

It might be argued that genuine spontaneity is not
really possible or desirable so long as printed scores of great works exist.
All modern musicians are, for better or worse,
prisoners of Gutenberg.
- Donal Henahan

Torture has been privatized now, so you have obviously
the whole scandal in America about the abuse of prisoners and the fact that,
army people might be made to pay a price,
but who are the privatized torturers accountable too?
- Arundhati Roy

Human-rights advocates, for example,
claim that the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners is of
a piece with President Bush's 2002 decision to deny
al Qaeda and Taliban fighters the legal status of prisoners
of war under the Geneva Conventions.
- John Yoo

To call something an 'enhanced interrogation technique'
doesn't alter the fact that we thought it was torture
when the Japanese used it on American prisoners,
we thought it was torture when the North Koreans used it,
we thought it was torture when the Soviets used it.
You know, it's almost the moral equivalent of saying
that rape is an enhanced seduction technique.
- Ted Koppel

Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment -
in good times and bad times.
Look at the population of African Americans in prison.
They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country,
55 percent of those on death row.
- Danny Glover

If people around the world knew how well people at
Guantanamo Bay are treating prisoners,
they would not fall prey to the accusations that some
in our Chamber are making.
They are all receiving judicial review.
- Robin Hayes

The Pentagon said that these prisoners were kept in
accordance with the Geneva Convention,
and of course I was not reassured by that,
but I couldn't prove that that was wrong;
so we're clearer about that.
- Peter Singer

God help us from those who believe that they are the
sole possessors of truth.
How we manage at times to agree willingly to become
prisoners within our own minds and souls of beliefs
and ideas on which we can never be flexible.
- King Hussein I

My main point here is that if you are the child of
God and God is a part of you,
the in your imagination God suppose to look like you.
And when you accept a picture of the deity assigned
to you by another people,
you become the spiritual prisoners of that other people.
- John Henrik Clarke

The prisoners for better security against conversation
shall have a canvas bag put over the head of each and tied around the neck,
with a holes for proper breathing and eating,
but not seeing.
- Edwin M. Stanton

If anyone has it rough at Guantanamo,
it is the guards.
They are constantly harassed and threatened by some of these terrorists.
Prisoners tell guards, we know where your families are.
We know where your wife is, your children,
and we are going to kill them.
- Robin Hayes

All the asylum clothing is made by the patients,
but sewing does not employ one's mind.
After several months' confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint,
and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder
over their hopeless fate.
- Nellie Bly

When you look at the startling ruins of Nuremberg,
you are looking at a result of the war.
When you look at the prisoners on view in the courthouse,
you are looking at 22 of the causes.
- Janet Flanner

So I had to be the doctor to these wounded men until
we could remove them to the hospital.
There were fifty-four women and forty little boys with the Red Army prisoners,
and I went daily to take care of them also.
- Agnes Smedley

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free
and realizing you were the prisoner!
- Max Lucado

I choose never to be a prisoner of urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Affirmation:
"I choose never to be a prisoner of urgency."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When does a belief bring out the best in you?
When does a belief hold you prisoner to yesterday
and limit your options for designing a great future?
Test your beliefs with as much objectivity
as you can bring to the subject.
Be willing to let go of those beliefs
that represent your parents' opinions,
or your communities opinions, rather than your own.
Those beliefs that withstand rigorous testing,
should become the foundation of your being -
your reason for living.
Take action on those beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
- Lewis B. Smedes

I am a President held prisoner, that I haven't resigned and I will not resign.
- Hugo Chavez

I have become a prisoner of the peace movement.
But you can't say that the termination is coming and
then say that you are going back to your own garden to dig.
- E. P. Thompson

We have peace with God as soon as we believe,
but not always with ourselves.
The pardon may be past the prince's hand and seal,
and yet not put into the prisoner's hand.
- William Gurnall


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