Only free men
can negotiate; prisoners cannot
enter into contracts. Your freedom
and mine cannot be separated.
--Nelson Mandela quotes
(South African Statesman First
democratically elected State
President of South Africa (1994),
1993 Nobel Prize for Peace,
Men are not
prisoners of fate, but only
prisoners of their own minds.
--Franklin D. Roosevelt quotes
(American 32nd US President
(1933-45), cousin of Theodore
Roosevelt, 26th US president.
In a consumer
society there are inevitably two
kinds of slaves: the prisoners of
addiction and the prisoners of
--Ivan Illich quotes
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
--Father James Keller
passing on the prisoner's life,
may in the sworn twelve have a
thief or two guiltier than him
Dramatist, Playwright and Poet,
is a prisoner.
born American Writer, 1903-1987)
Many of us
who walk to and fro upon our usual
tasks are prisoners drawing mental
maps of escape.
--Loren Eiseley quotes
(American essayist, philosopher,
and literary naturalist,
A man may
dwell so long upon a thought that
it may take him prisoner.
--George Savile quotes
(English statesman and author 1633
prisoners on death row, and some
of them are saved, but we believe
their sentences should be carried
out because they have a debt to
--Jerry Falwell quotes
(American fundamentalist Baptist
Pastor and Founder of the Moral
To forgive is
to set a prisoner free and
discover that the prisoner was
--Lewis B. Smedes quotes
Everyone is a
prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
--Edward R. Murrow quotes
(American Journalist, 1908-1965)